Last month President Barack Obama and his family came to Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island for a little getaway. While here, the president and his wife slipped away from the kids for a date night to Havana, a Latino-inspired restaurant that serves some of the best drinks and food on the island. (Side question: does this signal an opening to Cuba?)
I stopped by the restaurant a couple of evenings ago for dinner. I sat at the bar, and ordered a caipirinha, which was superb, and a Periodista (pictured at left), which was okay, and a sort of Latino fusion paella, which was outstanding. But I was curious: what did the Obamas drink? I asked the owner. Beer? Wine? Cocktails?
Oh, cocktails, he said.
And what did they order, I asked? One of the bar's great mojitos? Something a bit more adventurous?
Oh, no. Grey Goose martinis.