In 2016, then-president Barack Obama joined Anthony Bourdain on his CNN show Parts Unkown, eating at a restaurant in Hanoi. In light of the recent passing of Bourdain, Obama took to Twitter to commemorate the chef, author, travel documentarian, and television personality who died Friday.
"He taught us about food," wrote Obama in his post below a photo of the two enjoying noodles together. "But more importantly, about its ability to bring us together."
Earlier this year, the owners of the restaurant, Bun Cha Huong Lien, decided to encase the table where the two had sat, along with its settings, in glass. During the presidential visit, the restaurant had been mobbed with crowds and the event, a very big deal. That moment of history is preserved in glass alongside a photo of Obama and Bourdain.
The Obama Legacy Initiative's mission is to