On the Plane

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."
--Clinton, on stereotypes portrayed in popular culture.

By Washington Post Editor |  July 20, 2009; 5:49 AM ET  | Trip:  Clinton in Asia, July 2009
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Hillary Platter????

Sure I need to taste it.

Posted by: RK Singh | July 20, 2009 7:52 AM

Yes, Bukhara is a great restaurant but in the same hotel (Maurya Sheraton) there is another restaurant called Dum Pukht which is even better, in my view.

Posted by: Sanjit | July 20, 2009 8:04 AM

Indian food is among my favorite, vegetarian with some of the best spice-vegetable combinations I've ever had.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 20, 2009 2:26 PM

irony - before the dinner, mrs.clinton meeting with indian politicians who are responsible for millions of malnourished indian children.
"responsible" because all indian politicians including the minister of agriculture, sharad pawar, whom she met in delhi, are corrupt, literally.
all indians knows how irredeemably avaricious the average indian politician is, and yet we remain silent and pretend we are a superpower.

Posted by: anuj | July 20, 2009 5:03 PM

What an embarrassment having an ethically deprived slug like Clinton rperesenting our country.
She has no principles, no integrity and no morals. A real lowlife sleaze.
Disgrceful.

Posted by: LarryG | July 20, 2009 5:07 PM

Had a great meal at the Bukhara a few years ago though I remember it being very expensive and not a whole lot better in terms of quality. However, I was always partial to the menu at the Taj with their excellent murgh makhani.

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