It was a state dinner of gourmet proportions as Donald Trump and Mitt Romney broke bread in New York City Tuesday night.
Patrons applauded as the president-elect dined with the former Massachusetts governor as speculation swirls about Romney's appointment as secretary of state.
The former rivals ate at ritzy Jean-Georges, a high-priced French restaurant at Trump International Hotel and Tower in Columbus Circle, which overlooks Central Park.
Trump's chief of staff and RNC chairman Reince Priebus was also in attendance.
They dined on garlic soup with frog legs and scallops. For the main course, Trump devoured the prime sirloin while Romney ate lamb chops. For dessert they indulged in chocolate cake.
Since both the real estate mogul and the former governor do not drink, they both had water.
Romney, who once called Trump “a fraud” and “a phony,” earlier in the year when he urged voters to not select him as president, appears to have changed his tone about the former Apprentice host.
“These discussions I’ve had with him have been enlightening and engaging and interesting. I've enjoyed them very much,” he told reporters. “He continues with a message of inclusion and bringing people together and I have to tell you I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen in the transition effort.”
On Wednesday morning, Trump announced plans to remove himself from his business empire and hand it over to his children on December 15.
He took to Twitter to reveal his intentions and plans to the American public.
I will be holding a major news conference in New York City with my children on December 15 to discuss the fact that I will be leaving my ...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2016
great business in total in order to fully focus on running the country in order to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! While I am not mandated to ....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2016
do this under the law, I feel it is visually important, as President, to in no way have a conflict of interest with my various businesses..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2016
Hence, legal documents are being crafted which take me completely out of business operations. The Presidency is a far more important task!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2016