A gastronomic treat for Messi and co.

September 1st, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) From spaghetti to pasta, pork to beef - the Argentine soccer team led by football magician Lionel Messi will be spoilt for choice. The Hyatt Regency hotel here in West Bengal where the team is staying, has laid out a varied spread appealing to the taste buds of the Latin American side, an official said Thursday.

The team’s chef Diego Iacovone, who landed in the city in the last week of August, is strictly monitoring the food quality and instructing the hotel cooks on preparing Spanish, particularly Argentine dishes.

With Messi being fond of pork and chicken delicacies, the cooks - most of them his fans - are taking every care to churn out mouth-watering but non-spicy dishes.

Fruit juices, sandwiches, corn flakes and milk are on the breakfast menu, while tuna fish, pork and chicken, apart from pasta and spaghetti, constitute lunch and dinner, the official said.

Messi arrived here Wednesday to play for Friday’s FIFA international friendly tie between Argentina and Venezuela, an event that has captured the imagination of this football-crazy city.

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