Gorbachev drops in for dinner at Smith & Wollensky

Mikhail Gorbachev dined in a party of six earlier this evening at Smith & Wollensky at the Rittenhouse. The former Soviet leader  turned Louis Vuitton model is in town to receive the Liberty Medal from the National Constitutuion Center tomorrow night in a ceremony to be attended by President George H.W. Bush, who ends his term as NCC board president at year's end. While security agents kept a thick presence inside and outside the restaurant, Gorby sat in a private dining room upstairs and went for the lamb chops.