Call it genius or just crazy opportunism, but the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai has decided to take advantage of Olympic fever and will be launching a series of dishes inspired by various events at the London games this year. The new menu will be launched on July 27 at their restuarant Shamiana, and will be available to diners until August 12. While we're not exactly sure how javelin throw would translate into a baked cheescake on our plates, here's a look at what the menu will have on offer:
Backstroke = Cured norwegian salmon
The backstroke is one of the four swimming styles. This has the advantage of easy breathing, but the disadvantage of swimmers not being able to see where they are going
Springboard = Chicken meatball with morel cream
A springboard or diving board is used for diving and is a board that is itself a spring chicken meatball, morel cream
Decathlon = Batter fried asparagus
The decathlon is a combined event in athletics consisting of ten track and field events. batter fried asparagus
Steeplechase = Fried noodles, vegetable soya ginger
The steeplechase is an obstacle race in athletics, which derives its name from the steeplechase in horse racing
Epee = Truffled green pea soup
The epee is the modern derivative of the dueling sword, the smallsword. Epee is French for sword.
Triple Jump = Ghent chicken waterzooi
The triple jump is a track and field sport, similar to the long jump, whereby the competitor runs down the track and performs a hop, a bound and then a jump into the sand pit
Pole Vault = Root veg 'Lancashire' hot pot
Pole vaulting is a track and field event in which a person uses a long, flexible pole (which today is usually made either of fiberglass or carbon fiber) as an aid to leap over a bar.
Balance Beam = Japchae-glass noodles, vegetables kalbi
It is a small narrow beam which is raised from the floor on a stand at both ends. Gymnastics is performed using this apparatus only by female gymnasts.
Greco Roman = Spanakorizo (spinach risotto, feta, kalamata)
A style of wrestling that forbids holds below the waist Athens, Greece
Shot Put = Tortilla lasagna with refried beans, black bean, mushrooms
The shot put is a track and field event involving "putting" or throwing a heavy metal ball—the shot—as far as possible
Keirin = Japanese gluten nugget curry
Keirin is a track cycling event in which racing cyclists sprint for victory. Keirin races are about 2 kilometers in length
Quad Scull = Turkey stroganoff, beaten rice risotto
A quad scull is a rowing boat used in the sport of competitive rowing. It is designed for four persons who propel the boat by sculling with two oars, one in each hand.
Turkey stroganoff, beaten rice risotto Moscow, U.S.S.R.
Double Trap = Chicken tikka masala
Double trap is a shotgun shooting sport. Participants use a shotgun to attempt to break a clay disk flung away from the shooter at high speed. Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore won silver for India
Marathon = Lamb shank with cous cous
The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards) that is usually run as a road race.
Keelboat = Sea bass, chive mash, edamame and bacon
A small- to mid-sized recreational sailing yacht. The Olympic Games uses keelboats with up to a three-man crew
Show Jumping = Paella Valencia
Show jumping, also known as stadium jumping, is a member of a family of English riding equestrian events.
Javelin = Baked cheesecake, cherry compote
The javelin throw is a track and field athletics throwing event where the object to be thrown is the javelin, a spear approximately 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) in length
Triathlon = Fruit pavlova
A triathlon is a multi-sport event involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance events, swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession
High Jump = Linzer torte
The high jump is a track and field athletics event in which competitors must jump over a horizontal bar placed at measured heights without the aid of certain devices
Recurve Bow = Queen's Mother
A recurve bow has tips that curve away from the archer when the bow is strung used for competitive archery to shoot arrows at a target for accuracy from a set distance
Sprint Race = Bread and butter pudding
Sprints are short running events in athletics and track and field. There are three sprinting events, the 100 metres, 200 metres, and 400 metres
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