President Barack Obama dined with Anthony Bourdain today at a restaurant called Bún chả Hương Liên in Hanoi, Vietnam, CNN announced in a press release Monday. The news was first reported by Wall Street Journal White House correspondent Carol Lee on Twitter, and scenes from the meal will air during the eighth season of the chef’s eponymous travel show, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, in September.
Bourdain later shared a photo with Obama on his Instagram page, noting that the president’s “chopstick skills are on point.”
Apparently the president is also a cheap date.
The filming of the episode comes during the president’s trip to Vietnam this week, where today he lifted a decades-long arms ban on the country. According to CNN, the episode will focus on “the purpose of the president's trip and his interest in the people, food and culture of Vietnam.”
While the president has been busy during his final year in office—lifting longstanding sanctions on Cuba and Iran, as well—he’s found time to appear on a number of talk shows normally avoided by politicians. In 2015, he appeared on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, and later that year he invited Jerry Seinfeld to the White House for an episode of the comic's web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.