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Fast-Food Lover Donald Trump Enjoys Michelin-Starred Meal Atop the Eiffel Tower

Tonight’s menu at Alain Ducasse’s Le Jules Verne included pate, foie gras, and more

The Trumps and the Macrons prepare to dine at Restaurant Jules Verne inside the Eiffel Tower Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Tonight in Paris, President Trump and first lady Melania ascended the city’s most famous landmark for a very fancy meal: The pair joined French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte for dinner at the restaurant Le Jules Verne inside the Eiffel Tower.

Dinner here is typically a prix-fixe affair clocking in around $250 per person, but it’s safe to assume the Trumps weren’t presented with a bill at the end of this meal. Here they are being shown to their flower-strewn table by none other than legendary chef Alain Ducasse, who presides over the one-Michelin-star restaurant:

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Mme. Macron looks truly thrilled to be sitting next to the 45th POTUS, who earlier in the day inflicted one of his famously awkward handshakes on her and later proceeded to comment on what “great shape” France’s 64-year-old first lady is in:

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Ducasse photo bombs are the best photo bombs:

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Custom menus for the evening featured an Eiffel Tower on one side and the Statue of Liberty on the other:

The six-course meal, according to CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller, sounds highly sophisticated for a man who typically dines on buckets of chicken, meatloaf, and steak with ketchup:

  • Selection of pate
  • Tomato, eggplant, zucchini
  • Dover sole, spinach, Hollandaise
  • Filet of beef, brioche with foie, souffle potato, truffle sauce
  • Warm strawberry with yogurt sorbet
  • Hot chocolate souffle with chocolate ice cream

As anyone who’s dined in Paris may know, it can be awfully difficult to convince French chefs to prepare beef well-done — but presumably what the leader of the free world wants, he gets, at least where thoroughly overcooked meat is concerned. Ducasse may have drawn the line at serving said steak with ketchup, however.

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