Anthony Bourdain and Barack Obama’s Dinner Table


Place setting 55.5, where the two men ate their famous meal in April 2016.

In May 2016, the Vietnamese noodle store Bún Chả Hương Liên went from relative obscurity to being on television screens all over the world, after two of the world’s most famous men chose it as their dinner spot in Hanoi.

Anthony Bourdain and President Barack Obama came for the slippery noodles or fragrant pork patties—but the world tuned in not for the food, but to see these two icons sit on blue plastic stools and drinking chilled bottles of local beer.

At the time of the meal, Bourdain was filming the CNN series Parts Unknown. A year earlier, he told…

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