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Lot #37
Ronald Reagan Signed Menu as President

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Menu from La Esquina de Tejas, a restaurant in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Florida, which was specifically printed for the visit of President Ronald Reagan on May 20, 1983. The menu, measuring 17 x 11 open, is signed and inscribed by President Reagan on the inside in black ink to the restaurant’s co-owners, “To Wilfred & Juan, with appreciation & very best regards, Ronald Reagan.” Printed next to Reagan’s signature is the presidential seal, and on the opposite page, listed as the top of the day’s specials is “The President’s Choice, El Especial del President,” which is a plate of “Roast Chicken, Mixed Black Beans with rice, plantains, Flan and Cuban Coffee.” In fine condition, with light staining to the front.

Per the White House ‘Daily Diary,’ President Reagan and his motorcade drove from the Miami International Airport and arrived at the La Esquina de Tejas restaurant around noon time on May 20, 1983. Once inside he met and dined with the restaurant's owners, Wilfred Chamizo and Juan Vento, and spoke with luncheon guests and customers for a half-hour before departing and heading to the Dade County Auditorium to speak at a Cuban Independence Day Celebration.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #672 - Ended August 16, 2023

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