GMA and entourage had $15,000 steak dinner three days before Le Cirque meal
Riding on the heels of her infamous $20,000 Le Cirque meal comes another shocker. The Washington Post's Reliable Source page reports today that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and an entourage of about 65 people (including security and food tasters) racked up a tab of $15,000 at Bobby Van's Steakhouse in Washington D.C. hours after meeting with President Obama on July 30.
Says the newsbit, "The Reliable Source has learned that the group took over one of the restaurant's private rooms and dined on lobster, steak and fine wines; at the conclusion of the meal, an unidentified woman opened a handbag stuffed with cash, counted out bills and paid the $15,000 (PhP 750,000) tab--which included a generous tip. The Philippine Embassy did not return calls for comment Tuesday."