Sunday, March 6, 2011

Ladies Lunching

It seems fitting that in this month dedicated to women's history that we, in our own small, way played a part in the First Lady's.  It is always an honor to be recognized by the Obama's for our work, and it was a privilege to host Michelle and First Lady of Mexico, Margarita Zavala, for lunch last week.  

The duo dined with the lunch crowd in the main dining room, which gave everyone quite a thrill; and they ordered some of Todd's quintessential dishes: pulled chicken saladcwith toasted cashews and frisee with arugula pesto and chopped salad with quail egg and baby beets with sherry mustard vinaigrette.  An order of Jerusalem Artichoke Gnocchi with Black Trumpet Mushrooms was shared by the First Ladies as well as Lemon Ricotta Fritters and Caramel Hazelnut Truffles.

While visiting DC, First Lady Zavala has joined Michelle on visits to some of DC's local bilingual schools to read to the children.  One of my personal favorites, The Cat in the Hat, was the story of choice for our First Lady to read.  It has been quite a whirlwind of activities, and our small role in it is very exciting.

Equinox and the Gray's have a wonderful history with the First Family.  One of the Obama's first date nights happened at Equinox back in 2009, Todd has been a guest chef at the White House, and the Gray's have has taken on the call to bring healthier meals and educate our children on good eating habits in the Let's Move Program.  And we hope that this relationship will only grown stronger through this presidential term.  

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