A pink treat for Roger Waters

Sunday, 11 February 2007 - 10:28pm IST
Chef Jitendra Kumar is going into raptures at the thought of the legendary musician being a guest at his hotel for three days.

The Mumbai hotel which will put up the ex-Pink Floyd frontman has something special lined up for him.


Chef Jitendra Kumar is a huge Pink Floyd fan. And so the Taj Lands End executive chef is going into raptures at the thought of the legendary musician being a guest at his hotel for three days.


“On the three nights Roger Waters is staying with us I am going to have three different themes,” says Chef Jitendra. And each theme is going to be based on Pink Floyd’s popular numbers.


The first night sees the room based on the band’s name itself — everything’s going to be pink. “I am getting pink chocolates in the shape of CDs done; I’ve imported all kinds of berries that are pink or close so they can be used in the fruit sushi that I am making; also to drop in a little cocktail that I am whipping up,” says a very excited Chef. Want more? He’s dehydrating rose petals, getting organic chocolates (Callebaut) and laying out little chocolate Florentines.


Night two sees reverberations of ‘Momentary Lapse of Reason’. “I interpret this song as something to do with a little alcohol,” says Jitendra, “I am going to lay out Felchlin and Belcolade; and I am going to get some bitter chocolate stuffed with some Jack Daniels.” He has also got a specially made Cognac miniature that he’s going to rest on a pillow.


And the last night, the night of Waters’s performance will carry the chef’s favourite song — ‘Flickering Flame’. “I am not going to let him go without a taste of India. So the room’s going to be full of diyas and I am going to give him a little sandesh, modak, anjeer ka halwa, flambed blueberry kheer. And I’ve flown down a chef from Jodhpur to make us some black sesame katli!” says Jitendra who just cannot wait to present the musician with all this.


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