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The Restaurant Where Anthony Bourdain and Barack Obama Ate Dinner Encased Their Table in Glass

Preserved for the ages.
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Barack Obama joined the chorus of commemorations of Anthony Bourdain, posting to Twitter a photo of the two of them enjoying pork noodles and beer at a Hanoi restaurant during the then-president’s 2016 appearance on Bourdain’s CNN show, Parts Unknown. "He taught us about food,” wrote Obama of the writer, presenter, and chef, who died Friday. “But more importantly, about its ability to bring us together."

For the restaurant in question, Bun Cha Huong Lien, the pair’s visit was understandably a very big deal—such a big deal, in fact, that its owners decided to encase their table and its settings, right down to the beer bottles, in glass.

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As The Daily Mail reported earlier this year, the restaurant—which was mobbed by crowds during the presidential visit—decided to preserve the remnants of their meal forever, alongside a photo of Obama and Bourdain. So next time you’re in Hanoi, be sure to stop by and check out a small piece of history.

This story originally appeared on Esquire.com.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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