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Bourdain and Obama's Table In A Vietnamese Restaurant Was Framed

Almost everyone in the world is saddened by the news yesterday and last week by the duo suicide committed by these legendary people – Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain.


Honor and admiration flooded the social media towards them.


But what netizens found out yesterday after the death of Bourdain was a treasure.


The restaurant in Vietnam where he and former US president Barack Obama ate framed the table, stools, and utensils they’ve used.

From Twitter user @MrFilmKritik

It’s not only an ordinary frame. The two blue stools and the tables including the plates, bowls, spoons and fork, and the bottles of beer they drunk, were kept inside a clear glass – a manifestation that the restaurant was honored by their big guests.


The photos, which was posted 14 hours ago as of this posting, has gone viral on Twitter which has now more than 42,000 retweets, 174,000 likes.


Their meal in Vietnam happened in 2006 when Obama sat with the celebrity chef for the latter’s travel and food show Parts Unknown on CNN.


Obama paid tribute for the apparent suicide of Bourdain through the social media platform.


“’Low plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles, cold Hanoi beer.”’ This is how I’ll remember Tony. He taught us about food – but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together. To make us a little less afraid of the unknown. I’ll miss him,” he wrote.


Bourdain was found unconscious inside a hotel in France. He died at 61.


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