Hey, isn’t that . . . Barack and Michelle Obama grabbing dinner with a slice of the star power behind the new film “The Post” on Friday night?
Diners at Fiola Mare got an eyeful when the Obamas, as well as director Steven Spielberg and his wife, Kate Capshaw, and actress Meryl Streep and her husband, Don Gummer, (what, no Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson?) arrived for an intimate feast in the restaurant’s private Mermaid Room. Our source said the A-list group seemed “super happy.” Spielberg, who we hear was especially “cool,” mentioned that he’d be back. The whole party took photos with the restaurant’s staff before exiting stage left.
It has been a busy D.C. trip for “The Post,” the Spielberg-directed film about The Washington Post’s publication of the Pentagon Papers in 1971. There was a panel discussion about the movie Thursday at The Post’s HQ, and a glitzy red-carpet premiere at the Newseum later that day. Then Friday, while Streep and Spielberg dined with 44, there was yet another screening in town, this time at the National Geographic Society.