Saturday 20th February 2021
Cola, ketchup, nibbles
Trump’s dinner airs revealed
It is well known that Donald Trump is not necessarily a gourmet, but prefers fast food. How meticulously the ex-president pays attention to dinner procedures has so far remained hidden from the public. Now former employees are unpacking.
Diet Coke on his right, a double serving of egg biscuits after two minutes and a bottle of disinfectant at the table: Anyone who entertains ex-President Donald Trump has to follow a long step-by-step guide including extra wishes. The magazine “Washingtonian” reports, citing former employees of the Trump International Hotel in the capital Washington.
The former head of the United States rarely dined outside the White House. The restaurant BLT Prime of his own hotel, which is only five blocks from the presidential residence, was one of the few exceptions. When the ex-president entered the bar, the staff had to take him to table 72 immediately. First item on the list: the “discreet” handover of a bottle of disinfectant as soon as Trump was seated.
This was followed by serving his favorite drink. “Hello, Mr. President. Would you like your Diet Coke with or without ice?” Was the first question the staff had to ask. And the serving was tough: the drink could only be opened in front of Trump’s eyes, “never before”. The waiter should hold a long-necked bottle opener on the lower third of the handle in one hand and the drink, also on the lower third, in the other hand. After pouring, the glass had to be placed on his right. In total, serving the Diet Coke should have included seven steps.
The pop had to be heard
A prawn cocktail had long been on the table because it had to be served “immediately” every time Trump visited. Two minutes later, the staff had to hand the ex-president a double serving of popovers (a pastry). After all, the main course reads relatively easy. According to the report, every visit served with fries and steak at Trump. His extra wish: a glass bottle of Heinz ketchup that the waiters were only allowed to open in front of him so that he could hear the popping.
In addition, a platter of junk food had to be ready every evening, whether Trump showed up or not. On it were among other things potato chips in the flavor of sour cream and onions, Milky Ways, Snickers, Oreos and raisins with a chocolate coating.
Trump’s wife Melania should not have been skimpy with extra wishes, it is said. According to the former chef, she once let go of sole, one of the most sought-after and expensive fish in the world. The reason: It was garnished with parsley and chives.