Easter at the White House

I had the good fortune of visiting the White House on Easter Sunday along with my good friend and celebarated chef, Sanjeev Kapoor. My last visit to the White House kitchen was when Walter Scheib was the Executive Chef many years ago. This time around we had the pleasure of Chef Bill Yosses taking the time out to show us different areas of the White House such as the kitchen, State dining room, red room, blue room, and even Michelle Obama's kitchen garden. While at the White House, it was a great pleasure to meet Chef Anil Rohira, an internationally renowned pastry chef who was  visiting from India. This visit to the White House was extensively covered by several news outlets within India including Times of India, Hindustan Times, Financial Times, Indian Express, Deccan Herald and so on. 

Here are some pictures from the visit.  

IMG_8972Almost ready to go into the White House with the book for the President & the First Lady -"How to Cook Indian" By Chef Sanjeev Kapoor

IMG_8978Chefs Sanjeev Kapoor and Bill Yosses at the White House

_MG_9016edChefs K.N.Vinod and Sanjeev Kapoor at the White House

IMG_9037L to R : Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, Chef Bill Yosses and Chef K.N.Vinod in the state dining room. In the background is President Lincoln's portrait hung over the fire place

IMG_9033The picture was taken in blue room of the White House. The portrait in the background is of President James Madison

IMG_9026.CR2In conversation with Chef Bill Yosses at Michelle Obama's kitchen garden at the White House

_MG_9010.CR2L to R : Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, Chef K.N.Vinod, Chef Bill Yosses and Chef Anil Rohira

IMG_8999In the background is a stage where a group was practicing for the next day when the White House was expecting about 30,000 guests

IMG_8992L to R : Chefs Sanjeev Kapoor, Bill Yosses, K.N.Vinod and James in the White House kitchen

IMG_8990With internationally renowned pastry Chef Anil Rohira

IMG_8983Putting the finishing touches on the Annual White House Easter Roll's famous Easter egg

IMG_8987A close up view of the White House Easter egg

IMG_9042Chef Bill Yosses taking a look at "How to Cook Indian" with Chef Sanjeev Kapoor. This book was autographed and given to be presented to the President and the First Lady   IMG_9996

Varli Food Festival 2012 - April 5th - New York

Indique /Indique Heights is proud to be participating at the Varli Food festival in NY. Varli food festival brings together Indian Chefs/Restaurateurs under one roof to promote Indian cuisine. This year's event is hosted by Emmy nominee/top chef host Padma Lakshmi and one of the most celebrated chefs, Sanjeev Kapoor. 

What : Varli Food Festival

When : April 5, 2012

Time : 5 PM to 10 PM

Where : Metropolitan Museum , 
125 West 18th Street
(between 6th and 7th Avenue)
 New York, NY 10011

Hosted by : Padma Lakshmi and Chef Sanjeev Kapoor

Participating : Over 6o restaurants/ Celebrity Chefs and Restaurateurs

For further details click here :

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 top row - (L to R) - chef Vikas Khanna, Chef Maneet Chauhan bottom row : (Lto R) chef Jehangir Mehta   and Varli Singh

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top L to R : Chef Hari Nayak, Varli Singh, Chef Walter Rozario, Bottom : Restaurateur Surfy Rahman, Chef Alia leekong, Restaurateur Rajesh Bhardwaj

_MG_7716ed L to R : Chef Prasad Chirnomula, Yours truly, Restaurateur Surfy Rahman and Chef Hemant Mathur.


Superbowl 2012 - Eats at Indique

See what we are serving for the Superbowl 2012 at Indique.

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You may also want to check out my Chickpea hush Puppies recipe for Super Bowl watching on Washington Post site :


Sanjeev Kapoor's Book Launch at Indique Heights


Please join us for a special evening with Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor. Chef Kapoor will be at Indique Heights on April 1st 2011. Our own executive chefs Abraham Varghese and Sivaraman Balamurugan are  going to be featuring some of the dishes from Sanjeev's latest book -"How to cook Indian" - more than 500 Classic Recipes for the Modern Kitchen. Our speciality cocktails such as Tamarind Margarita and Hot Passion will be served. Good Earth Winery's Ann Skillman is also going to be around pouring some elegant wines to taste from Nashik Valley of India.

DATE :APRIL 1, 2011




                            TALK BY SANJEEV KAPOOR AND SIGNED BOOK)


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