Bollywood Celeb Rooms: Kathiyawadi Spicy Food Infused with Chocolate, Chef Reveals Month-Long Prep

The city of Gandhinagar is abuzz with anticipation as it gears up to host the 69th edition of the Film Fare Awards, a two-day extravaganza set to unfold at the Mahatma Mandir and Gift City. Marking its debut in Gujarat, this prestigious film awards ceremony has attracted a bevy of celebrities from Mumbai, all set to grace the event with their presence. Several celebrities have already jetted into Gandhinagar via chartered planes, poised to attend the glittering awards function at Gift City, while some also made appearances at events hosted at the Mahatma Mandir. Among the luminaries, a few celebrities were accommodated at the Lilavati Hotel in Gandhinagar, adding to the city’s fervor and excitement surrounding the grand affair.

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Culinary Insights: Exclusive Chef Reveals Celebrity Preferences at Lilavati Hotel

In the bustling corridors of the Lilavati Hotel, Executive Chef Kapil Dube sheds light on the intricacies of catering to the discerning tastes of celebrities, who have graced the premises during the two-day extravaganza of the prestigious Film Fare Awards. Providing a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes culinary dynamics, Chef Dube shares insights into the tailored menus and unique demands that accompany the arrival of renowned personalities.

Navigating the nuances of celebrity gastronomy, Chef Dube reveals the meticulous planning and preparation required to meet the diverse preferences of the stars. With a roster of A-list attendees including names like Ranveer Kapoor, Kartik Aryan, Karan Johar, Kareena Kapoor, and Karishma Tanna, among others, the culinary team at Lilavati Hotel has been on their toes, ensuring every culinary creation exceeds expectations.

From bespoke dietary requirements to avant-garde culinary fusions, Chef Dube underscores the importance of customization in catering to the distinctive palates of celebrity guests. While some celebrities have specific dietary restrictions or preferences, others seek innovative culinary experiences that tantalize the taste buds and ignite gastronomic exploration.

Amidst the glitz and glamour of the Film Fare Awards, Chef Dube remains steadfast in his commitment to culinary excellence, striving to create gastronomic masterpieces that not only satiate hunger but also leave a lasting impression on the discerning tastes of Bollywood’s elite. As the festivities unfold, the culinary team stands poised to deliver an unforgettable epicurean journey, tailored to the unique tastes and preferences of each celebrity guest.

At Lilavati Hotel, we pride ourselves on offering the finest accommodation for our celebrity guests. Currently hosting a roster of esteemed celebrities, we have allocated our best suites to ensure their utmost comfort and satisfaction. Additionally, we have prepared the top floor exclusively for their use, providing an elevated level of privacy and luxury.

Understanding the unique needs of our celebrity clientele, we have curated high tea and breakfast services available right within their suites. This ensures convenience and personalized service, allowing them to enjoy their meals in the comfort of their luxurious accommodations.

Celebrity Dining Experience: A Glimpse into Culinary Delights

At our hotel, preparations have commenced for crafting a special menu for the celebrities who will be attending the Filmfare Awards. Over the past month, meticulous planning has been underway to ensure that every dietary requirement is met. Initially, we gathered insights into the dietary preferences of our esteemed guests, followed by the finalization of the menu, which now includes a substantial portion of millet-based dishes. Additionally, when celebrities visit Gujarat, we also prepare traditional Gujarati delicacies to cater to their tastes. 

From introducing Kathiawadi spices to integrating chocolate and rose petal flavors, our culinary team has curated a diverse array of dishes. Moreover, we have introduced the Gujarati thali to our menu, featuring dishes like undhiyu, rotla, kadhi, khichdi, ragi dhokla, and thepla. Alongside, we offer pizzas, pastas, fresh fruits, and chocolates for desserts. While celebrities have limited time during their visit, we have ensured that our menu not only caters to their preferences but also reflects the diverse flavors of Gujarat. 

When it comes to taking them to places, many have shown a preference for seclusion due to their busy schedules. Hence, we have arranged exclusive spaces for them within the hotel premises. As their schedules are packed, they have chosen to participate only in the awards ceremony for now. It’s their preference, and we respect it, refraining from planning additional activities on their behalf.

Kapil Dubey, Executive Chef of Leela Hotel, Gandhinagar.

Celebrity Dietary Preferences: A Gourmet Journey

Chef Kapil Dube sheds light on the personalized dietary plans for celebrities, highlighting the dynamic nature of their culinary experiences. He reveals that each celebrity has their own personal dietitian, leading to frequent changes in their dietary preferences over time. For instance, once when Sanjay Dutt visited, Chef Dube had prepared roast chicken, coinciding with a period when he was working at a restaurant in Goa. 

Similarly, during a stay at a Mumbai Marriott hotel, when Akshay Kumar visited, he expressed a fondness for salads. Consequently, a meticulous order of mixed and tomato salads was promptly served to his liking. Such anecdotes underscore the importance of catering to the diverse and evolving tastes of celebrities, making every dining experience a memorable one.

Culinary Maestro Kapil Dube: From Indore to Global Gastronomy

Kapil Dube, a native of Indore, completed his studies in hotel management from Bangalore University. Following his academic pursuits, he embarked on a professional journey that spanned across Russia, Dubai, Maldives, and various parts of India, including Gurugram, Mumbai, Goa, and Bangalore. With over 20 years of dedicated service in the culinary realm, Dube has honed his skills as a chef par excellence.

Notably, Dube has curated meals for eminent personalities such as Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and distinguished dignitaries from around the world. His culinary expertise extends to crafting special menus for events like the G20 Summit and for the Gujarat Titans team in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Rasesh Nageshwar

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