The Washington Post

Obama, Merkel dine at 1789 in Georgetown


President Barack Obama walks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel follwing their dinner at 1789 restaurant in the Georgetown. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

Aides said Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel met at 1789 Restaurant in Washington’s historic Georgetown neighborhood, a gourmet establishment modeled after an elegant country inn.

The private dinner adds a personal touch to the pomp of the German leader’s official visit, an unusual gesture that underscores the importance of the relationship with Europe’s economic powerhouse.

The 56-year-old Merkel is the first woman and the first East German to lead a unified Germany.

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