Masdar City is an amazing project, illustrating a pathbreaking approach to urban development & clean energy. pic.twitter.com/Zsgj6T5nBU— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 17, 2015
My message to investors was- India is a land of great opportunity. Come, explore the rich potential & invest. https://t.co/RheOLTdJEt— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 17, 2015
While The PM discussed urban development and next generation urban spaces, star chef Sanjeev Kapoor dished up a special vegetarian spread in honour of Modi ji and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. For the lunch held at Emirates Palace at 12 pm (Monday, the 17th of August), the Chef crafted an array of mouth-watering dishes showcasing the best of Indian cuisine. He tweeted, “Lucknowi, Bengali, Chettinad, Moplah, Rajasthani, Goan, Sindhi, Assamese & many more, it's a delight to curate a menu around Indian Cuisine. There are so many options.”(The Inside Scoop: Here's What Was on the Menu When Sanjeev Kapoor Curated a Dinner for PM Modi in the UAE)
Earlier today, preparing for the lunch at Emirates Palace for our PM & other dignitaries. @narendramodi#UAEpic.twitter.com/eDiVcWcxR0— Sanjeev Kapoor (@SanjeevKapoor) August 17, 2015
At Emirates Palace; lunch meeting between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan & PM @narendramodi ji pic.twitter.com/aDKLkSEIui— Sanjeev Kapoor (@SanjeevKapoor) August 19, 2015
So what was on the menu? Ranging from Oats Handvo to Mint and Imlee Salsa, Tabouleh to Cheese Fatayer - the farsaan was nothing short of spectacular. For mains, he prepared Pan Indian treasures like Khatti Daal, Baingan Mirch ka Salan and Bhindi Kadi for the vegetarian fare. A delectable portion of Tandoori Lamb Chops was a part of the curated menu for meat lovers and Zafrani Thandai was served to wash down the multicourse meal. How did they end their lunch, you may ask? With Karari Hazelnut Chikki of course.
Menu for todays lunch at Emirates Palace for our PM @narendramodi Ji and other dignitaries. #Indo#Emarati#UAEpic.twitter.com/wM8o9QIuo2— Sanjeev Kapoor (@SanjeevKapoor) August 17, 2015
Mezzeh & Farsaan at the lunch meeting between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan & @narendramodi ji pic.twitter.com/wWF50nEjVt— Sanjeev Kapoor (@SanjeevKapoor) August 19, 2015
Moti Khaas Biryani, longest grain basmati with best saffron & purest gold cottage cheese pearls #ModiInUAE#Lunchpic.twitter.com/Mva8YemWLz— Sanjeev Kapoor (@SanjeevKapoor) August 19, 2015
Narangi Basundi with Hazelnut chikki. Desserts during the lunch meeting between Crown Prince & Modi ji #ModiInUAEpic.twitter.com/npPhgxZESO— Sanjeev Kapoor (@SanjeevKapoor) August 19, 2015
Thereafter, Prime Minister Modi addressed a massive Indian diaspora at a huge stadium in Dubai. The 'Marhaba NaMo' (a Madison Square like event) was hailed as unprecedented in the history of the UAE where for the first time a visiting head of state had been allowed a reception on this scale.
Electrifying is an understatement to describe the atmosphere at the Dubai Cricket Ground. A big thank you! pic.twitter.com/S2XUhdaasr— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 17, 2015
"How can food help in increasing tourism to India?" Asked @narendramodi ji. I believe it can be a game changer for India! #IndianCuisine— Sanjeev Kapoor (@SanjeevKapoor) August 18, 2015
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