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Indian Pm In USA

Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:45 am

India PM Manmohan singh met USA President Obama yesterday.
I hope among other issues,cross border terrorism is on the top agenda,considering a year of 26/11 has almost passed........The people are eager to see progress.
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Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:54 pm

Perhaps a topic for the Civil Av. boards, but how did he arrive?
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RE: Indian Pm In USA

Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:14 pm

AI B744.

Heard there was a huge dinner held.......wonder if the menu had chicken biryani  Smile
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RE: Indian Pm In USA

Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:22 pm



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 2):
Heard there was a huge dinner held.......wonder if the menu had chicken biryani

No  Smile there wasn't. Given that Dr. Singh is a vegetarian - it was a predominantly vegetarian menu - eith exception of curry prawns:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...NKEN&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
 
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Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:24 pm



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 2):

Heard there was a huge dinner held.......wonder if the menu had chicken biryani

See, I hope it was the finest American cuisine. Complete with apple pie for dessert.

Not that I mind Indian food, especially Punjabi food. It's the best food in the world! But he's visiting the U.S., so he should enjoy the best of our cuisine!

Incidentally, I was once invited to a social function at the Indian consulate in New York City. OMG the food was good! They had one of the best chefs flown in from the embassy in D.C. I ate so much I felt sick the next day, but it was SOOOO worth it!
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RE: Indian Pm In USA

Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:53 pm

Too bad......maybe a balance of American,northern & southern Indian dishes was needed.
Trust they had the sweet dishes layed out too.
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Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:54 pm

Did you see the golden dress Michelle was wearing?

It was hotter than Vindaloo!
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RE: Indian Pm In USA

Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:58 pm

I thought I noticed Ratan Tata amongst the guests.Who were the Invited persons.
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Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:15 pm

The dress was made in India!





Ref: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...-dinner-Indian-prime-minister.html

Very interesting article..

As to the food:

Quote:
The 338 guests were treated to food including green curry prawns and red lentil soup with cheese.

Googling brought up the guest list and the menu:

http://www.examiner.com/x-19673-Mich...-State-Dinner-Prime-Minister-Singh

http://www.examiner.com/x-19673-Mich...-state-dinner-Prime-Minister-Singh

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Mrs. Obama worked with Guest Chef Marcus Samuelsson and White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford and her team to create a menu that reflects the best of American cuisine, continues this White House’s commitment to serving fresh, sustainable and regional food, and honors the culinary excellence and flavors that are present in Indian cuisine. Herbs and lettuces are harvested from the White House Kitchen Garden.

Dinner Menu

Potato and Eggplant Salad
White House Arugula
With Onion Seed Vinaigrette
2008 Sauvignon Blanc, Modus Operandi, Napa Valley, California

Red Lentil Soup with Fresh Cheese
2006 Riesling, Brooks “Ara”, Wilamette Valley, Oregon

Roasted Potato Dumplings
With Tomato Chutney
Chick Peas and Okra
or
Green Curry Prawns
Caramelized Salsify
With Smoked Collard Greens
and
Coconut Aged Basmati
2007 Granache, Beckmen Vineyards, Santa Ynez, California

Pumpkin Pie Tart
Pear Tatin
Whipped Cream and Caramel Sauce
Sparkling Chardonnay, Thibaut Janisson Brut, Monticello, Virginia

Petits Fours and Coffee
Cashew Brittle
Pecan Pralines
Passion Fruit and Vanilla Gelees
Chocolate-Dipped Fruit

Hey, that's the same stuff I'll be having for dinner tonight!  Smile
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RE: Indian Pm In USA

Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:29 pm

Nice Menu....
But personally I'd like Chicken tikka & roti with Chaas.  Smile
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RE: Indian Pm In USA

Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:55 am



Quoting Revelation (Reply 8):
The dress was made in India!

In that second photo, I get the sense that Mrs. Obama is not so comfortable in the dress. It's a beautiful piece, though.

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 5):
Too bad......maybe a balance of American,northern & southern Indian dishes was needed.

Which part of India does Mr. Singh come from?
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RE: Indian Pm In USA

Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:46 am



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 10):

Which part of India does Mr. Singh come from?

He's from Punjab, in Northern India.

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 4):
Not that I mind Indian food, especially Punjabi food.

Next time you are in Toronto doc, let me know and I'll treat you to some of the best Punjabi food you can find here.  Smile
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Quoting DocLightning (Reply 10):
Which part of India does Mr. Singh come from?

He was born in Punjab,but that village is today in Pakistan post partition.

One good thing about India is the Food......Fantastic Variety.
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