Of Clintons, Kings and Kevins: Politicos Dining in Westchester


Lenny Bianconi, the chef-0wner of 2 Broadway in Pleasantville, sent me a couple photos from the Clintons’ dinner there a couple of weeks ago.


He reports: “The Clintons were great. So were the body guards (Secret Service I guess. They didn’t eat though).”

This is what they ate:
Bill had the Tuscan Bean Soup to sart with. Pork Chop Special with Fried Oysters as an entree and Peach Sorbet for Dessert. Hillary had Cold Cucumber Soup to Start. Lemon Sole Special. Lemon Sole al Cartoccio (in Parchment) for the Entree and Mango Sorbet for Dessert.


Chelsea had Baby Arugula and Basil Salad to start. Then she had the Oven Baked Branzino (no shrimp because she’s allergic). She had the Housemade Chocolate Mousse for dessert.

They said they loved everthing and would be back They were very pleasant and down to earth and let us take pictures with them.

And speaking of this meal, did you catch that Bill and Kevin Rudd, the prime minister of Australia, had breakfast at Le Jardin du Roi last week? Here is a blog post by my friend Karen Middleton, SBS chief political correspondent: Shootin’ the breeze with Bill.


Kevin had fruit salad and what looks like a very nice cappucino. Bill had potatoes and eggs with what looks like takeout coffee. Since this is breakfast, I’m assuming that wine bottle on the table was water?

Former US President Bill Clinton has breakfast with Kevin Rudd. (Credit: AAP)

The 411 on 2 Broadway.
The 411 on Jardin du Roi.


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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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