Special restaurant menus named after World Cup players are a thing of yesterday. This year’s cricket extravaganza has made city eateries go a step further and design dishes around the event, complete with visual imagery of the cricket pitch and even fallen wickets.
Nathu’s at Sunder Nagar has come up with cakes which have an entire stadium designed with cream and wafers. “We were getting lots of queries regarding a cricket cake, so we thought, why not!” says owner Anand Gupta. “Our Hattrick platter has pita bread for bats and kebabs for balls,” says Chef Manoj Upadhyay of Roxbury in GK I. Cafe Cruise in Rajouri Garden is serving chicken finger wickets and bats on a mashed potato pitch surrounded by a coriander field. And that’s just the opening.
Can’t have enough of cricket? Eat this!
Shreesanth Di Wicket platter
Shane Warne Swirl platter
Spicy West Indies fish
Bhajji’s Non- Vegetarian tandoori platter
Master Blaster platter
World cup stadium cake: The pitch and field have been made with cream. A chocolate bat, cherry ball and wafer boundaries complete the stadium look.
Available at Nathu’s, Sunder Nagar, for Rs.400 per Kg
Cricket pitch platter: Chicken finger wickets, mashed potato pitch, chicken fried bats and a potato ball make this platter a creative cricket treat.
Available at Cafe Cruise in Rajouri Garden for Rs.499
World cup cake Baked only on order, this cake has a bat, a ball and the ICC logo, all designed from cream.
Available at Hotel Ramada Plaza on Ashoka Road, the price of the cake depends on the flavour.