If ‘you are what you eat’, is it possible that favourite restaurants and eating places of world’s top leaders can give us some top level intelligence into the intricacies of their minds as well as their lives behind the flicker of cameras? Yes or No – we are sure you will still enjoy reading our piece on the favourite hangouts of the world’s top leaders. So, here goes:
21 Club, New York
The New York restaurant that has been around since the 1930’s, 21 Club is more of an institution than a restaurant. Recently in news for being one of the favourite restaurants of the President of the United States, Donald Trump; 21 Club has hosted every U.S. president since Franklin D. Roosevelt, except for George W. Bush. Interestingly, the restaurant asks patrons to donate memorabilia to be hung down the ceiling and one can find Hess Christmas trucks given by the Hess family as well as broken tennis racquet courtesy of John McEnroe here. President Trump’s favourite table here is table 11 and he almost always orders a “21” Burger with the side of a virgin Bloody Mary, an iced tea, or a Diet Coke.
The Khas Tandoori, London
An Indian restaurant located in the Kensal rise/ Brondesbury park area in London, the Khas Tandoori was put on the map by the ex British Prime Minister, David Cameron when he declared “You cannot beat a curry at the Khas Tandoori in Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Green.” Established in 1982, the restaurant remains popular for its steaming Indian curries that the ex-PM has expressed his love for at numerous occasions. David’s love for curry is further substantiated by the fact that, Kennington Tandoori, a favourite curry house of the British MPs, claimed to deliver David’s ‘last supper’ to his office as he was preparing to leave his office.
Sakura Gardens, Montreal
Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, enjoys a huge popularity not just in his native country but worldwide. Therefore, when the question of his favourite food as well as restaurant arose, the whole world was listening. Prime Minister Trudeau revealed Sushi as his favourite food in an online quiz while running for election, and he mentioned Sakura Gardens in Montreal as his favourite place to eat Sushi. Opened in July 1973, Sakura Gardens was one of the only three Japanese restaurants in Montreal at that time. A casual and humble eatery, Sakura Gardens have seen a surge in popularity ever since PM Trudeau expressed fondness for its food.
The Qingfeng Steamed Dumpling Store, Beijing
The Qingfeng Steamed Dumpling Store in Beijing rose to fame when President Xi Jinping of China was spotted at the steamed-bun shop, where he stood in line and ordered pork buns. Several years later, even as their business has grown manifold, it is believed that President Xi Jinping is still a fan their buns and orders them regularly; though, the president himself has never been seen again at the shop.
A chic German cuisine and beer restaurant located in Moscow, Pivnushka always features in any list that mentions Russian President Vladimir Putin’s favourite restaurants around the world. Famous for its home-made Bavarian delicacies as well as the freshest Munich beer, Pivnushka also has a photo of President Vladimir and ex-Prime Minister of the UK, Tony Blair dining in their premises on their website.