Dr. Biden gets Hooked in Georgetown
Dr. Jill Biden joined a birthday lunch today at Hook in Georgetown with three young friends. They all had signature salads (who wouldn't?) followed by tuna, salmon and other fruits of the sea. Hook teems with high-power Democrats partly because of its mission -- to serve outstanding cuisine while sustaining the planet. Hook regulars include Madeleine Albright, Rahm Emanuel, Sen. Al Franken and uber media consultant Mandy Grunwald. But not everyone in Georgetown is a Democrat. Bush heavyweight C. Boyden Gray comes in from time to time, as does Gen. David Petraeus. Does that make it "post-partisan?"
Founders Jonathan and Bethany Umbel have created a gem on a strip of M St. that long languished before they arrived. Today, Hook counts as one of the few true culinary destinations in Georgetown. Today's revelers celebrated with Conundrum wine (that's the one Democratic policy leaders have been drinking) and enjoyed a glass of champagne on the house. Beautiful chef Heather Chittum also sent out Madeleines and gingerbread with candied pecans and squash ice cream.
The ever-dutiful Secret Service sat at the bar. They had water.