President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, dined tonight at Vintage Cave, a high-end French-Japanese restaurant at Ala Moana Center with a $295 tasting menu.
Earlier in the day, he played golf at Mid-Pacific Country Club, one of his usual haunts on his annual vacation in Hawaii.
The White House pool report said Obama was joined by friends Bobby Titcomb and Greg Orme and personal aide Joe Paulsen.
At 7:38 this morning, the presidential motorcade left the Obamas’ beachfront rental house in Kailua for Marine Corps Base Hawaii, where he typically works out at the Semper Fit gym.
The motorcade left the base for Kailua at 9:25 a.m., with local residents along Kaneohe Bay Drive watching it go by from their driveways.
Principal Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz said Obama was briefed by his national security team on the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey in Ankara. He asked for updates “as warranted.”
Obama was back on the move at 10:21 a.m. for the short drive to Mid-Pacific. Spectators on the street threw shakas and recorded photos or video on cell phones, according to the pool.
Under cloudy skies, Obama golfed until 3:36 p.m.
Along South Kalaheo Avenue, two women standing along the road hoisted a large cardboard sign with the handwritten message “4 more Obama!”
The motorcade left for the restaurant, where a tenderloin costs $58, at 6:05 p.m., arriving around 6:40 p.m.