President Donald Trump is in Paris, France, today visiting with their newly elected president, Emmanuel Macron. Before they mark Bastille Day tomorrow, the two leaders are having dinner at the famed Jules Verne restaurant in the Eiffel Tower, where they will be treated to the rare blue lobster.
Food Network’s Chef Carl Ruiz told Mike Opelka that there is “pretty much no flavor difference” between the red and blue lobsters on today’s “Pure Opelka.” In addition to explaining the best way to choose seafood and what imitation crab really is, he commented on the strange choice of restaurant for two such powerful men.
Although it earned a coveted Michelin star, Ruiz disclosed that Jules Verne has been derided as the “Red Lobster of France.” Famed food critic Ruth Reichl pulled no punches when she reviewed Alaine Ducasse’s establishment, declaring even the bread to be “sad.”
The chef was not worried about Trump’s experience, however. He said the president “eats like Warren Buffet lives,” a remark on the men’s shared simple tastes. But since the French “take food as serious[ly] as we take the NFL draft,” Ruiz was a little surprised by Macron’s choice.