Bill Clinton has proven to be a valuable surrogate for Democrats facing tough re-election prospects this fall, but did you know he is also single-handedly boosting restaurant business around the world?
As the New York Times' David Segal writes today, the 42nd president's dining exploits almost always result in major business for the restaurants he chooses to visit. Clinton's name is frequently mentioned in reviews for restaurants written up in international guidebooks. And some patrons even go so far as to request the specific table where Clinton and his party sat.
One restaurant now playing up the Clinton buzz is Bukhara in New Delhi, India, which serves a Bill Clinton platter commemorating the former president's two visits to the restaurant many years ago. (While the restaurant tells Segal the special isn't advertised, that's not exactly true. This reporter, along with two other media colleagues, shared the Clinton platter at Bukhara with a Bush White House official when the 43rd president visited India in 2007. At the time, the dish was displayed prominently on Bukhara's menu, along with a picture of Clinton.)Read More »from Forget Zagat. Restaurants pack in diners with the Bill Clinton stamp of approval