SURPRISE! Ted Cruz and Wife Finished Meal at Fiola Restaurant ‘in Peace’ Minutes After Protesters Forced Them Out
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his wife Heidi returned minutes later to Fiola, a downtown D.C. restaurant where they were heckled by liberal protesters who forced them to leave and finished their meal, according to a statement from the restaurant’s owner and chef, Fabio Trabocchi.
Videos posted by a leftist group of the protesters harassing the Cruzes.
The Fiola statement was posted by CNN’s Kate Bennett. text follows.
According to @fioladc chef/owner Fabio Trabocchi, @tedcruz & Heidi Cruz returned to the restaurant they were forced out of last night. After the protestors left, the Cruzes apparently came back and finished their meal in peace. pic.twitter.com/fM967Ow4Zs
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) September 26, 2018
Last night protesters entered Fiola with the apparent purpose of confronting one of our guests. Recognizing that there was potential for escalation, our stellar management team immediately diffused the situation. Per our policy for events of this nature, the police were called and the guest escorted to privacy–our highest priority is always the well-being of our customers. When the situation resolved a few minutes later, our guests returned to thank the staff for their support and to finish their exceptional meal.
The FT Group welcomes all patrons and is proud of its reputation not just of culinary excellence but also of creating a welcoming space for all, irrespective of creed, ideology or opinion. Chef Fabio believes politics–like elbows–are best left off the dining table and we welcome everyone.
UPDATE: Fiola tweet of statement followed by claimed eyewitness corroboration.
— Fiola (@fioladc) September 26, 2018
They didn't let it happen. I was there. There was a bunch of sudden loud commotion and the #fiola people hustled to get @tedcruz and his wife out, and the protestors out, I bet as fast as they could. @SenTedCruz came back, went thanking everyone, and then sat to finish his meal.
— mona hamdy (@monabintaboha) September 26, 2018