Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Ambassador Roemer Unveils Obama Platter in New Delhi

According to Fodors, the Bukhara is a restaurant at the Luxury Collection ITC Maurya Hotel in New Delhi, India. Established in 1977, it serves the cuisine of the Northwest Frontier Province, now at the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, is "heavy on meats, marinated and grilled in a tandoor (clay oven)".

Apparently, after HRC visited the restaurant, the "Hillary Platter" became part of the menu.  The restaurant also has the "Presidential Platter" based on the non-vegetarian dishes ordered by Bill Clinton during his visit, and the "Chelsea Platter" comprising of vegetarian dishes ordered by Chelsea Clinton.

Photo from US Embassy New Delhi/Flickr

On December 7, Ambassador and Mrs. Roemer unveiled the Obama Platter at the ITC Maurya Bukhara. The Obama platter is a good mix of north Indian and Mughlai delicacies like tandoori raan, tandoori salad, murg khurchan, fish tikka, reshmi kebab, sikandari raan and tandoori aloo.  Ambassador Roemer was assisted in the unveiling by Maurya Vice President and General Manager Ranvir Bhandari and Executive Chef Manisha Bhasin.

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