On the evening of April 13th, with red lanterns, lion dance and lighting ceremony, a Chinese food feast kicked off in the prestigious Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi. A variety of delicious picturesque dishes are profuse in their praise by all guests.
The Chinese Embassy co-hosted the "Chinese Diaoyutai Cuisine Festival" with Diaoyutai State Guest House and Taj Palace Hotel. Chinese Ambassador H.E. Mr. Luo Zhaohui and his wife Dr. Jiang Yili, President of the Diaoyutai State Guest House Ambassador Zhang Junsai attended the inauguration. The Indian Minister of Railways the Honorable Suresh Prabhu participated the festival as the Chief Guest. More than 100 distinguished dignitaries, including political parties leaders, Members of Parliaments, government officials, scholars of think tanks, media, and diplomats in India were present.
Ambassador Luo briefed the guests on the characteristics of Chinese food in his speech, saying that Chinese cuisine is an important part of Chinese culture. Chinese and Indian food culture has been mutual influence on each other, complement each other. The Chinese Diaoyutai Cuisine Festival is held to offer Indian people a chance to learn more about Chinese food and culture and promote tourism cooperation between the two countries and as well as people-to-people exchanges and friendship.
Mr. Suresh Prabhu delivered a warm speech, praised the Chinese food with the hope of seeing more and more Chinese restaurants in India.
Mr. Zhang Junsai said that Diaoyutai State Guest house has 58 years of glorious history and has received more than 1,200 heads of state and governments. The purpose of hosting Chinese food festival is to let the Indian people taste the authentic Chinese cuisine.
The dishes served during the event are cooked by the first-class Chinese chefs, showing the highest level of cooking skills of the Diaoyutai state banquet. The Diaoyutai Cuisine festival will continue from April 13 to 23, lasting for 10 days.