Michelle Obama at Blackbird

Wee bit of excitement in the West Loop today, as Michelle Obama aka Renaissance1 and her Secret Service entourage had lunch at Blackbird. Well, I suppose the Secret Service didn’t get any crispy confit of swan creek farm suckling pig with matsutake mushrooms, toasted walnut consomme and pomegranate confit delivered to their stations.

I counted three Chicago Police squad cars, and three SUVs full of Secret Service. The weather is bitter cold, so I didn’t attempt to get any closer, or to bring out my tripod for a better angle. Maybe she was doing a little shopping at Maria Pinto around the block?

Michelle Obama at Blackbird
Three other police squad cars in the area. Looks like license is 800 002.

Michelle Obama at Blackbird
I am obviously not cut out to be a paparazzo

Michelle Obama-at Blackbird

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At least she didn’t go to Sepia…

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5 thoughts on “Michelle Obama at Blackbird

  1. Marie says:

    I must admit to looking up the menu after I saw your photo. I chuckled. Then I stopped chuckling when realized I’ve lived in a small town just way too long.

    You really did good with these photos. Very impressive. Very excellent.

  2. Seth A says:

    Thanks, Marie. So, there isn’t any confit to be had in Springfield? I don’t know that I’ve ever had it, looked it up today, and it sounds a bit gross.

  3. A restaurant insider said this:
    This Blackbird lunch was a goodbye with 2 of her girlfriends. They had Chard, Pinot Noir, sturgeon, bouillabaisse, short rib burger, sorbet, olive cake and doughnut.

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