Sachin inaugurates Sourav's restaurant

Published: Wednesday, November 10, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Kolkata:It was a reversal of on-field roles when seasoned cricketer-cum-restaurateur Sachin Tendulkar lent a few tricks of the trade to Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly while inaugurating the latter's restaurant 'Sourav's - The Food Pavilion' here today.

Cutting the ceremonial ribbon, Tendulkar catapulted his peer and long time friend into the food business at a posh city locale.

The much-awaited event, earlier scheduled for a puja debut, had a star-studded assembly in his Indian teammates as also Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq, who brought his wife and child along, and his dependable mate Abdul Razzaq.

Casually dressed in everyday wear, Ganguly had a lavish multi-cuisine spread -- Mughlai, Continental, Chinese and Bengali -- laid out for over 250 guests comprising the city's glitterati, his friends and relatives.

The gourmet session was not without the usual rush for autographs by zealous young fans, who capitalised on the brief opportunity of being close to their heroes.

The city's first four-storied multiplex restaurant, 'Sourav's -- The Food Pavilion' is designed by renowned Mumbai-based architect Kapil Bhalla and was completed in five months.

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