Piece of royalty for the Obamas
The Obamas were treated to a lavish spread at the state banquet. Delhi-based restaurateur Marut Sikka prepared for the Monday night dinner hosted by President Pratibha Patil.india Updated: Nov 09, 2010 00:55 IST
Shahi tukda, palak paapdi chaat, anaar raita, pineapple halwa — these are some of the dishes that Delhi-based restaurateur Marut Sikka prepared for the Obamas for the Monday night state banquet hosted by President Pratibha Patil.
This was the first time an ‘outside’ chef was commissioned to cater a state banquet.
Kundan Kaliya - a lamb dish wrapped in 24 carat gold was also considered for the menu.
While Obamas sampled the lavish fare prepared by Sikka, President Pratibha Patil, chose to have her all-vegetarian dishes prepared by her own chef.