Where does the highest-ranking Asian-American politician in United States history take his wife for sushi in the Napa Valley?
Sushi Mambo in Napa was the lunchtime choice of U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) Saturday, when passers-by and neighboring merchants were intrigued to see government security agents guarding the longtime downtown establishment co-owned by chef Jose G. Cazares and manager Renee Mortell Cazares.
Renee Cazares confirmed Saturday evening that Sushi Mambo's mystery guests were Inouye and his wife.
The most senior member of the Senate and its president pro tempore, Inouye is also one of its most prominent veterans: He earned the Medal of Honor for combat service in World War II.
No public announcement has been made about the Inouyes' presence in the Napa Valley and it is presently unknown whether the couple is here for a personal visit or to take part in Veterans Day observances.
Editor's note: The original posted version of this article reported that Sen. Inouye was guarded by Secret Service agents, although the reporter did not verify the guards' branch of service (see comments). I regret and apologize for this error. L.H.
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