Bidens, Macrons Dine in Georgetown

“Welcoming some friends to town,” wrote President Joe Biden on the POTUS Twitter account. Biden and first lady Jill Biden brought French President Emmanuel Macron and the French first lady Brigitte Macron to Fiola Mare at Washington Harbour on the Georgetown waterfront shortly before 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30. Biden posted a picture of the four at Fiola Mare, showing him enjoying ice cream, next to windows overlooking the Potomac River. They left at 10 p.m.

Tonight is the White House state dinner for France and the Macrons that will accommodate about 300 to 400 guests under tents on the South Lawn. The three-course dinner includes Maine lobster and top-shelf cheeses from Oregon.

Earlier in the day, Brigitte Macron visited the Duke Ellington School of the Arts on 35th Street in Georgetown-Burleigh. She is a former teacher. The Bidens had earlier lighted the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse. Of course, Macron stopped by the French Embassy on Reservoir Road, across from Georgetown University Medical Center.

The restaurant, which touts its Italian coastal cuisine from chef Fabio Trabocchi, is a favorite of the Bidens as well as the Obamas. Last year, Fiola Mare was the scene of a Biden dinner with supposedly indoor mask violations of D.C. pandemic protocol.


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