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Obama caps visit with cookies, BeaverTail


February 20, 2009
By The National Post / Photo courtesy of Whitehouse.gov

obama_buys_cookiesFeb. 20, 2009 – U.S. President Barack Obama may have dined on Applewood
Smoked Plains Bison, Winter Root Veg and Local Mushrooms for lunch with
Stephen Harper on Parliament Hill, but he managed a quick stop to
Ottawa's Byward Market for a true local taste before he left for the
airport.

obama_buys_cookiesFeb. 20, 2009 – U.S. President Barack Obama may have dined on Applewood
Smoked Plains Bison, Winter Root Veg and Local Mushrooms for lunch with
Stephen Harper on Parliament Hill, but he managed a quick stop to
Ottawa's Byward Market for a true local taste before he left for the
airport.


He picked up maple leaf cookies from the bakery/cafe mainstay, Le
Moulin de Provence, famous for its fabulous breads and pastries all
made on the premises.

"He came in, it wasn't planned, it was
very exciting," manager Thierry Bammier said. Bammier was the
person behind the long counter at the bakery who stepped up to serve
the president. "I'm French, and he heard my accent and said, hey, where
do you come from? Do you love Canada? And I told him yes, and I come
from the French Riviera.
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