Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met up with former US President Barack Obama for a candlelit dinner in Montreal, and to no surprise, the internet is feeling pretty nostalgic for that bromance.
In town to give a speech on combating climate change at the Montreal Chamber of Commerce, just a week after US President Donald Trump announced he was ditching the Paris Climate Deal, Obama again expressed his feelings on Trump’s latest decision.
“Obviously I’m disappointed with the current American administration decision to pull out of Paris, we’re going to have to act with more urgency,” he said.
“I’m looking forward to the United States being a leader, and not just on the sidelines going forward.”
While Trudeau did not attend his buddy’s speech, the two later met up for dinner, complete with candles and wine glasses, at the Liverpool House restaurant, where they discussed how to get young leaders involved in their communities.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 7, 2017
A “wall of people” gathered around the Liverpool House seafood restaurant in Montreal’s hip Little Burgundy neighbourhood Tuesday night, with onlookers hoping for a glimpse of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or his dining partner, former U.S. president Barack Obama.
For restaurant owner David McMillan — a.k.a. “Joe Beef,” — it was “business as usual.”
“We’ve served many important people,” he said.
“The PM has been eating at the restaurant since before he was PM.”
Trudeau had a reservation, McMillan said, but there was no advance warning about the plus-one he’d be bringing along. The staff “put two and two together” when they saw the heightened security and realized the ex-president was in town.
McMillan, a celebrated Montreal-based chef, may be best known for declaring in Foodismmagazine that Toronto’s food scene had superseded his home city’s.
Having such high-powered guests was a “huge honour,” he said, especially because his daughter Dylan got to take a photo with the PM Trudeau and Obama.