The Obamas’ Celebrate 17th Wedding Anniversary

56548505The first couple celebrated 17 years together with a subdued dinner in Washington’s West End neighborhood on Saturday night.

After spending the day indoors, President Obama and his wife, Michelle, arrived via motorcade at the Blue Duck Tavern at 7:40 p.m., according to a pool report. The president wore a suit, while Mrs. Obama had on a knee-length, halter-style black dress.

Blue Duck Tavern, an upscale, contemporary American restaurant at Washington’s Park Hyatt hotel, fits comfortably with Mrs. Obama’s effort to promote fresh food. When the restaurant opened in 2006, it was among the first in the capital to hop on the local sourcing trend, and its menu still cites the origin of the ingredients, most of which come from nearby Pennsylvania. It’s comparable to Blue Hill, the Greenwich Village restaurant with a seasonal, organic emphasis where the Obamas supped during their New York date night.

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Pictured:President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attend the Southern Inaugural Ball on January 21, 2009 in Washington, DC. The Obamas will be attending 10 Inaugural Balls. Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, becoming the first African American to be elected President. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)