28 Apr, 2023 @ 14:26
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Dream dinner guests: Springsteen, Spielberg and Obama turn up at Barcelona restaurant to amazed staff and customers

spielberg obama springsteen Celebs Amar Restaurant

IT’S one of the few occasions in which you might accept your reservation at a top-end restaurant being usurped: when Bruce Springsteen, Steven Spielberg and Barack Obama rock up.

Barcelona’s Amar restaurant had the honour of the three American megastars walking through their doors with their respective spouses after midnight on Thursday.

Not that the stars, who charmed staff and patrons alike, would be so rude as to show up without a reservation. They had made one earlier that day.

The ‘very normal table’ tried some of Amar’s classic dishes, such as brioche toast with butter and caviar, Roses prawns, and wagyu meat. 

For dessert? The chef’s macerated fruit cheesecake.

spielberg obama springsteen Celebs Amar Restaurant
At the end of the night, Barack Obama asked to take a photo with his famous friends and all the staff of the restaurant: Credit: Twitter

Renowned chef Pol Perell, of El Bulli’s fame, personally attended to the table and its famous occupants.

The trio waved goodbye to staff a little after 2am – way after the restaurant’s usual closing time.

Barack and Michelle Obama had arrived in town earlier that night to see the opening concert of Bruce ‘the Boss’ Springsteen’s new European tour tonight. 

Meanwhile, Spielberg had already been pottering around Barcelona for a few days.


Walter Finch

Walter - or Walt to most people - is a former and sometimes still photographer and filmmaker who likes to dig under the surface.
A NCTJ-trained journalist, he came to the Costa del Sol - Gibraltar hotspot from the Daily Mail in 2022 to report on organised crime, corruption, financial fraud and a little bit of whatever is going on.
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