At Top Delhi Restaurant, the 'Hillary Platter'
By Glenn Kessler
NEW DELHI--The restaurant Bukhara here is widely regarded as the finest in India, if not one of the best in Asia. The atmospheric and casual spot in the ITC Maurya hotel is known for its mouth-watering kabobs, perrfectly cooked over spits in view of the patrons.
It also happens to be a Clinton hangout. After then-President Clinton ate at Bukhara in 2000, the restaurant created a special Bill Clinton "presidential" platter in honor of his visit.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is also a Bukhara fan, and she made sure to have dinner there Sunday night with seven of her staff members. The chef prepared a special selection of eight dishes, plus naan bread and a desert of kulfi, a tasty Indian ice cream.
Sure enough, the restaurant announced that the meal prepared for the Secretary would henceforth be on the menu as the "Hillary platter."
Speaking to students at Delhi University Monday, Clinton said she is such a fan of Indian food that she eats too much of it whenever she visits the subcontinent. "I have to go on a diet when I get back home," she said to laughter. "Back to carrots and celery."
Quote of the day:
"People watching a Bollywood movie in some other part of Asia think everyone in India is beautiful, and they have dramatic lives and have happy endings. And if you were to watch American TV and our movies you'd think that we don't wear clothes and we spend a lot of time fighting with each other."
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