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This just in  from Meshelle Armstrong, wife of chef Cathal and distributor of vital information for all the Armstrong-led restaurants in Old Town: First Lady Michelle Obama, her mother Marian Robinson, and her daughters, Sasha and Malia, celebrated a birthday last night at The Majestic.

Writes Armstrong via e-mail:

Tonight, Mrs. Obama, her mother, beautiful daughters and friends had dinner at The Majestic.

They were celebrating a birthday.

Chef Shannon Overmiller prepared and cooked their dinner while Cathal expedited the food for the evening.

Cars were triple parked on King Street, the glass windows at the facade of the historic building was pressed with faces and all clamoring to gain entry.

To her exceptional credit, Maria Chicas, GM, followed our PPX protocol and did everything in her power to protect their privacy while they dined to allow them to feel comfortable and secure while at The Majestic.

So much so, that I only learned they were there via a text message sent to me from a regular guest as they dined next to the first lady!!

We and our partners of The Majestic: Senator [Mark] Warner and his wife Lisa Collis along with the Murray Bonitt and the Beyer family of Virginia hosted a fund raiser for our president at The Majestic when he was running for office one month after we first took the place.

He attended the fundraiser without his wife. We are proud and so very honored that she found her way!

Image courtesy of The Majestic