Kanpur to offer feast to WI and India
Times Of India article.
Kanpur, India - Kanpur is abuzz with preparations for the One-day international cricket match between India and West Indies, to be played at the Green Park stadium on November 27.
Since no international match has been played in the city since 2008, the excitement in the city for the ODI is at its peak. So, how is Kanpur preparing to woo the cricketers?
As the saying goes, the way to a man's heart through his stomach, Narendra Yadav, executive chef of the hotel where both the teams will be staying, has prepared an elaborate menu for the players to enjoy during their stay in the city.
"Since the players of both the teams will be staying at our hotel, my duty is to provide them with the best food.
Though we have already received the diet schedule from BCCI for the cricketers, our kitchen staff will also be serving the cricketers their favourites dishes.
Our management has decided to welcome the cricketers with a huge stadium-shaped cake. This cake will weigh somewhere between 10-12 kgs.
Our bakery chefs have decided that they will make a replica of the Green Park Stadium. It will have a pitch too along with the models of the captains of both the teams shaking hands," informs Yadav.
The players will not be treated to just a huge cake, there's more in store for them.
On the menu will be dishes named after a few cricketers.
"In order to show our warmth towards both the teams, we have decided to dedicate some dishes to them. Our team has decided to serve cricketers of both the teams with specialties like Mahi Chicken Korma dedicated to Indian skipper MS Dhoni, Gayle Nazakat Kebab, Gayle Galawati Kebab, named after Chris Gayle, Shikhar seafood sizzler dedicated to Shikar Dhawan. As cricketer Rohit Sharma recently scored a double century in a match against the West Indies, we have decided to dedicate a dish named Rohit Ke Sholay to him which is also a kebab platter," says Narendra.