Unlike last time it was date night in the Obama household - when the evening involved a trip on Air Force One to a Broadway show - 'couple time' for Michelle and Barack was a simple affair this weekend. Still it was a big occasion for the US leader and first lady – their 17th anniversary – and they'd booked dinner for two at a restaurant just down the road from the White House. Michelle, looking sexy and sophisticated in an elegant halter-neck number that showed off her famously toned back and arms, received an appreciative look from her husband as they headed out on a moonlit night. The president, meanwhile, was keeping it cool in a sharp black suit. As is their habit, the presidential couple had opted for American fare for their special date. Their destination was the Blue Duck tavern, a swanky eatery famed for the local sourcing of products, and boasting dishes such as crab cakes, apple pie and homemade ice cream.
Barack Obama wines and dines his first lady Michelle on their 17th anniversary