From The Times
April 4, 2009
Barack Obama puts romantic meal with Michelle before Czech politicians
David Charter in Strasbourg
The charms of a wonderful woman and a beautiful city are hard to beat.
So much so that Barack Obama will snub his hosts after arriving in Prague this evening in favour of a romantic Saturday night dinner with his wife, Michelle.
The Czech Republic is a stopover on the US President's first tour of Europe because it currently holds the presidency of the European Union, which rotates every six months.
But rather than meet the country's conservative leaders, with whom the President has little in common and who have been rather rude about the United States recently, the Obamas have decided to spend their only night in Prague soaking up the atmosphere.
“He requested a romantic dinner with a view of Prague, where they can eat the best Czech food,” said a Czech government source. “They have spent days trying to decide on the right restaurant.”
The front-runner is said to be Hergetova Cihelna - The Brick House - on the banks of the River Vlatava with an unbeatable view of the Charles Bridge. “The atmosphere is sophisticated, but not imposing,” enthused the Prague Experience website.
Another one said to be in the running is U Zlaté studne - The Golden Well - on the same side of the river, looking over the old town. A third option is the Bellevue, also near the river, with spectacular views of both the Charles Bridge and the old town.
Some may think that Mr Obama could be forgiven for preferring his wife's company to that of his hosts.
Rest of article at link above.
The President takes care of his business.