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The Obamas Finish Their Hawaiian Vacation With Martinis and Sustainable Seafood

Barack and Michelle dined at Mahina and Sun’s on Friday night

Inside Mahina and Sun’s restaurant in Oahu Mahina and Sun’s

While you were lazing around at your parents’ house eating the contents of their freezer, the Obamas were making the rounds of Hawaii’s restaurant scene during their final vacation as the First Family. On Friday night, POTUS and the First Lady dined at Mahina and Sun’s at the Surfjack Hotel in Waikiki.

The restaurant, which specializes in island-style local and sustainable seafood, served the private party — which also included Facebook overlord Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan — a three-course menu comprised of Kualoa Ranch oysters, mochiko-fried whole snapper, and for dessert, a macadamia nut pavlova with lilikoi. According to a rep for the restaurant, President Obama sipped on Grey Goose with extra olives while Michelle had a glass of Sancerre.

On Facebook the restaurant noted in a comment that it was, “A night to remember... It was an honor and pleasure to serve the President and Michelle Obama and their friends last night.”

According to the Associated Press, a group of people gathered outside the restaurant cheered the Obamas’ arrival at the restaurant.

Open since last February, Mahina and Sun’s is the fourth restaurant from Honolulu chef Ed Kenney, who also owns and operates Town, Mud Hen Water, and Kaimuki Superette.

While on their last Hawaiian vacation as the First Family, the Obamas also dined at the Honolulu outpost of Nobu and feasted on traditional Hawaiian fare at the James Beard Award-winning Alan Wong’s. Along with daughters Sasha and Malia, POTUS also found time to stop by Kailua’s popular frozen treat shop Island Snow for shaved ice.

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