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A feast for the President

As US President Barack Obama prepares for his visit to the Capital, Bukhara at ITC Maurya is busy readying an ‘Obama platter’, especially for him. The restaurant was recently featured in The Miele Guide’s list of top Asian restaurants

india Updated: Nov 03, 2010 01:10 IST
Namya Sinha

As US President Barack Obama prepares for his visit to the Capital, Bukhara at ITC Maurya is busy readying an ‘Obama platter’, especially for him. The restaurant, which recently featured in The Miele Guide’s list of top Asian restaurants, had previously created a Presidential platter based on a selection of delicacies liked by former US President Bill Clinton, during his visit to the city. Clinton’s wife, Hillary, and daughter, Chelsea, also had special platters named after them.



While the ‘Clinton platter’, with a Rs 4,700 price tag, included

Sikandari raan

,

murgh tandoori

,

barrah kebab

,

murgh malai

,

seekh kebab

,

dal Bukhara

, and

kulfi

, the Obama platter will be high on sea food, given the President’s preference for healthy eating.



The Obama platter will have fish

tikka

,

murgh khurchan

,

naan

, and

dal Bukhara

. “There’ll also be seafood items — fish,

jhinga

(lobsters),” says a source, wishing not to be named.