Speaking to workers at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington on Friday, U.S. President Obama recalled a moment last month when, at the end of a dinner out in New York City, his plastic was declined, CNN reports.
“I guess I don’t use it enough, so they thought there was some fraud going on,” he said. “Luckily, Michelle had hers. I was trying to explain to the waitress that I’ve really been paying my bills.”
The President and first lady dined at Estela in downtown Manhattan during Obama’s stay in New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly session in September.
Based on a photo of their kitchen order that the restaurant posted online, we know the Obamas dined on burrata with salsa verde and charred bread, and an endive salad with walnuts and anchovies.