Dahi ke kebab, Gosht shikampuri kebab, Kubani ke malai kofta, Murgpista ka salan and Sitaphal kulfi were a few of the delicacies of five-course menu served at Tuesday’s dinner hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Ivanka Trump and other GES delegates at the Taj Falaknuma. The child and consultant of United States President Donald Trump invested a number of hours at the iconic palace in the old city of Hyderabad.
Besides Modi and Ivanka Trump, the dinner on 101 table, the most extravagant and the longest dining table worldwide, had Telangana Guv E.S.L. Narasimhan, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, ICICI CEO Chanda Kochhar, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant and Tata Sons Chairman N. Chandrashekaran. The Palace’s team of cooking experts, led by Executive Chef Sajesh Nair, presented a five-course menu motivated by Hyderabadi, Telangana and Nizami cuisine.Aghaz (soup), Mezban (appetizers), Waqfa (sorbet), Mashgool Dastarkhwan (primary course) and Zauq-e-shahi (dessert) were the courses served. The signature menu likewise provided the distinguished guests a taste of uncommon Indian components such as sandalwood, saffron and figs, said the palace hotel. “Our chefs have worked tirelessly to recreate an unique dining experience from the Nizam’s cooking area and we are specific to create memories for PM Modi and Ms. Trump that will last a life time,” said Ritesh Sharma, GM, Taj Falaknuma Palace.The table decor was influenced by the rich cultural heritage of the Deccan area. Uncommon artefacts and silver ornamental pieces were brought in from the Nizam’s private collection at Chowmahalla Palace; while all upholstery utilized during the supper was made with locally sourced fabrics such as Ikkat, Teliya and Velour. Ivanka Trump’s welcome ritual began with a conventional ‘aarti’ and lighting of the light ceremony. All dignitaries to the flashing occasion were likewise welcomed with regional’mogras’ and rose flowers.Butlers dressed in standard sherwanis and dynamic headgear represented India’s ceremonial customizeds. The intricate dining set up was set out with the palace’s premium collection of glassware and silverware, together with customised menus for each visitor. A gong was played to symbolize the start of each course and an individual butler served each of the 101 diners.