The Currys sat down with 44 for a serious power dinner Monday night in San Francisco at Ayesha’s restaurant, International Smoke. Her collaborator and chef, Michael Mina, posed with the smiling trio and shouted out Barack, saying … “No greater privilege than to cook for this man on Presidents Day. Thank you for the highest honor @barackobama!”
The star power at the dinner table didn’t stop there — John Legend and Chrissy Teigen showed up to make it a fab fivesome. Chrissy also shared a shot of herself enjoying a drink with Chef Michael.
As for why they’re all in the Bay Area … Barack, Steph and John are all taking part in the My Brother’s Keeper conference in Oakland, aimed at supporting boys and young men of color. It’s being hosted by the Obama Foundation.
Noticeably absent from his tracklist — Kanye West.
Barack also shares his top 15 movies of the year — which ranges from blockbuster hits like “Black Panther” to critical darlings like “Eighth Grade” and early Oscar buzz films like “If Beale Street Could Talk.” He also lists the Mr. Rogers documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
But, the standout on his trio of favorite lists is in his book roundup, for which he breaks his alphabetical format to list his wife Michelle‘s book, “Becoming,” numero uno … and includes the note, “obviously my favorite!”
Another notable book includes Nelson Mandela‘s “Long Walk to Freedom” … but there are so many more, including several he says appeared on earlier lists.
Seriously, how does the guy find the time?
And, with all year-end lists, we have to ask … who did Obama snub?
Michelle Obama stuck to her motto during an event in NYC with Sarah Jessica Parker — when others go low, she’s going high … as in super thigh-high boots and a matching slit in her gown.
SJP was with the former First Lady Wednesday night at the Barclays Center to discuss Michelle’s best-selling memoir, “Becoming.” MO brought her couture A-game … draped in a gorgeous bright yellow dress and a pair of metallic gold knife over-the-knee boots from Balenciaga.
If you’re interested … they retail for $ 3,900. Happy shopping.
As great as Michelle looks here, “Becoming” is sitting just as pretty at #1 at the top of a lot of bestsellers’ lists, including the NYT and Amazon. She’s also No. 1 across the pond, having just become the first woman to sell the U.K.’s best selling Christmas book since J.K. Rowling in ’08.
It feels like a lifetime has passed since Mrs. O delivered her “go high” message at the Democratic National Convention, when Hillary Clinton accepted the nomination.
Of course, she wasn’t referring to fashion then … but it clearly applies now.