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Obamas Dine At Exclusive Hawaiian Restaurant ‘Not Accessible To 99 Percent Of The Population’

Chuck Ross Investigative Reporter

Before the Obamas return to Washington from their two-week Hawaii vacation, the couple dined at a ritzy Honolulu restaurant described by one local magazine as “not accessible to 99 percent of the population.”

The Obamas spent three hours Thursday at Vintage Cave, according to reporters traveling with the president.

Founded by Japanese billionaire Takeshi Sekiguchi, Vintage Cave is open to the public but offers two levels of memberships: a charter membership which runs $500,000, and a special membership which can be had for $50,000.

According to Honolulu Magazine, dinner for two at Vintage Cave — plus wine — can reach $1,000.

It is not difficult to see why, what with an entryway adorned with 13 French antique Galle lamps — costing $850,000 apiece — and walls composed of 150,000 antique style bricks and floors of granite sourced from the mountains of India.

Eighteen original drawing from Pablo Picasso’s Les Deux Femmes Nue collection also adorn the walls of Vintage Cave.

It is unclear who footed the bill and whether the Obamas dined alone or with others.

The Obamas appear to have enjoyed their 17-day Hawaiian vacation, which comes to an end on Sunday. President Obama golfed numerous times, and the entire family started off the new year Thursday at Hanauma Bay, a popular snorkeling destination.

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