Delhi-based celebrity chef Marut Sikka and his team will prepare a sumptuous meal for the guests at Global Investors' Summit on October 9. Sikka's team of chefs and helpers will fly to Indore from Delhi and will also bring along the ingredients including mutton and chicken, an official said.
The menu for the lunch has been divided into two parts - one for 200 VVIPs and another for the remaining delegates. The VVIP lunch will cost Rs 3,000 per plate (taxes extra) while the lunch for other delegates will cost Rs 1,975 per plate (taxes extra). "While the number of dishes for the VVIP lunch will be less, the quality will be superior," the official said.
Famously known as India's culinary ambassador, Marut Sikka has long been a renowned food consultant. He has been credited with creating menus for more than a dozen Indian restaurants worldwide and designing gourmet meals for clients like Amitabh Bachchan.
Some of his famous recipes likely to feature in Thursday's lunch include bhindi ka salan, badami lamb korma, anardana raita, methi chicken, talwa paratha, cheese chicken kebabs, bharwan gobhi, dahi bhalla and shahi tukda with pineapple.
A connoisseur of Indian food, Sikka has spent years searching and collecting original recipes from small towns and veteran cooks. A specialist in Awadhi cooking, his creations have a royal touch.
His chefs will prepare lunch at the well-equipped kitchen of the Brilliant Convention Centre. Separate seating arrangements have been made for the VVIPs, VIPs and remaining delegates.
In contrast, the lunch for the other two days will be a relatively simple affair. Local caterers Bhandari and Shiv Maharaj have been given the responsibility for preparing buffet lunch on October 8 and October 10 respectively. They will charge about Rs 700 per plate. The administration has also arranged for 3,000 food packets for police and security personnel and drivers.
A gala dinner and cultural event has been organised at Sayaji Hotel for select delegates on Thursday night.