First Lady Michelle Obama and Matrice Kirk Dined at Stephan Pyles in Dallas Last Night

Last night, Stephan Pyles  personally cooked for  for First Lady Michelle Obama and the Former First Lady of Dallas, Matrice Kirk. First, the ladies split a Caesar salad with polenta crouton.  Mrs. Obama’s entree was a seared halibut with a crabmeat-tamale tart. She also downed four bites of  a cowboy rib-eye with red chile onion rings.

The First Lady and Chef Pyles spoke of his decades-long efforts with Share Our Strength and childhood hunger, which she called the other side of childhood obesity (her passion).

Pyles shares some other details, including the other First Ladies he’s cooked for (7!), on his Facebook page:

The other “Firsts” were Laura Bush, Hilary Clinton, Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagan, Rosalind Carter and Betty Ford. The one I most wanted to cook for but never did? Lady Bird Johnson. I adored that woman! Who does not think of her every time they drive through the Texas Hill Country in spring?

Madame O. was served Seared Halibut with Crabmeat-Tamale Tart, Caesar Salad and the Bone-In Cowboy Ribeye with Red Chile Onions Rings. I was impressed she ordered such a robust meal but she only had about 4 bites of the Cowboy Ribeye. Moderation! as my late and great friend Julia Child used to cry. “Eat it all”, she used to say, “just don’t make a pig of yourself”. Besides, she has to keep those terrific arms in good shape. And speaking of which, she wore sleeves last night!

Regretfully, he forgot to take a picture.

UPDATE: I can’t believe I went to college for this. I printed information above sent to me by a publicist. The details are a little off.

Here goes: Ms. Obama did NOT order two entrees. According to Pyles:  “They ordered a Caesar salad to split and she (Mrs. Obama) ordered the cowboy rib-eye for her entree. When I got their order, I sent them out a halibut/tamale tart appetizer so by the time she got to the rib-eye she was probably full (my fault). She ate almost half the rib-eye which is more than most women eat.”

UPDATE: Okay, curious folks. More from Pyles: “Matrice had the same appetizer I sent out to Michelle, she of course split the Caesar and had the Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Yucca-Huitlacoche Hash and pickled Blackberries as her entree. Matrice picked up the check.”


  • JSSS

    I normally would not care a whit about this but ….. please clarify. The First Lady ordered two entrees, then wasted most of the second?

    • Nancy Nichols

      Not sure if she ordered it…could have been brought out by chef….i’ll find out.

    • Mike

      They can tell us what to drink and eat and drive but the rules don’t apply to them.

  • Dubious Brother

    Who paid?

  • cb_foodie

    So, what did Matrice eat? Where’s the investigative journalism?

  • Felicia Jones

    Michelle obama is the best

    • Yvonne

      Best pig

  • marisa

    Sooooo how many glasses of wine? Dessert? Details !
    Splitting a salad……joke?

  • Karen Habbestad

    I just think it’s funny that w/in the same week, or thereabout, we hear of former First Lady Laura Bush dining at Cane Rosso and then Mrs Obama being personally cooked for by Chef Pyles.

  • Yvonne

    That’s wonderful you had First Ladies in the past with class unlike Mrs Obama. Who cares what she stuffed her face with!

  • Cynthia

    Some of you people here are so pathetic.

  • Cynthia

    Yvonne, your lack of class is showing

  • Average Joe

    Good to see she’s eating like the “average US Citizen” at taxpayers expense. Many families can barely afford to put food on the table, pay their rent/mortgages………do as I say, not as I do…………

  • Nancy Nichols

    Her meal was paid for by Matrice Kirk.

  • Barry

    Anyone who actually cares should be locked up

  • Nancy Nichols

    Cool it, kids. Stop the insults.