Well, not really. More like dining in the general vicinity of someone who's related to a world figure. We recently dined at a restaurant that's owned by the brother Afghanistan's President Karzai. I think that's kinda cool.
This restaurant where you can pretend to be a diplomat is The Helmand. There's one in Cambridge, Mass., and one in San Francisco. The San Francisco location recently moved to Van Ness.
I'd never had Afghan food before, but it was delicious! There was lots of lamb on the menu, but also a surprising number of vegetarian dishes. I had something with both pumpkin and eggplant. Pumpkin! It was so yummy. It was warm and sweet and spicy, but not too spicy.
Five days later I'm still drooling, Homer-Simpson-style, when I think of my meal.