The First Lady Michelle Obama took her daughters out to Los Angeles restaurant Lucques for Sunday supper.
Obama Foodorama reports that Michelle, Malia, and Sasha made the trek up from the Camp Pendleton Marine base in San Diego County to have dinner in the city of angels. Good choice. Lucques is a great restaurant in West Hollywood that supports sustainable agriculture and serves innovative and mouth-watering dishes like “grilled lamb sandwich with chickpea purée, french feta and tapenade” and “pan-roasted market fish with black rice, haricot verts, green garlic and roasted apricots.”
Lucques’s head chef and creator, Suzanne Goin, is something of a legend among L.A. foodies. The venerable Alice Waters wrote the foreword to Goin’s book Sunday Suppers at Lucques: Seasonal Recipes from Market to Table.
It’s great to see the First Lady supporting sustainable food—and showing that kids don’t always need to eat fried chicken nuggets—but she’s also doing us all a favor by showing that sustainable can be fashionable. Seasonal menus, organic ingredients, and eco-friendly attitudes are three great tastes that taste great together. It’s not always easy being green, but the Obamas show how it can be fun. So go out and live a little!