Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Hyatt Regency Chandigarh will host the Taste of Britain Curry Festival from March 17–26, 2017. The festival launch will witness the presence of delegates from the British High Commission, iconic British Curry Chefs, eminent journalists from Britain, and VIP guests.
A team of magnificent British Curry Chefs, led by Michelin Starred Chef Rupert Rowley, will produce over 40 dishes during the 10 day festival, giving diners a unique opportunity to taste an exclusive selection of British curry dishes at Urban Café, their multi-cuisine restaurant. Chef Rowley, who has worked with many globally renowned chefs, including Gordon Ramsey and Raymond Blanc, will be showcasing traditional English cuisine at Piccante, the specialty Italian restaurant. Rupert is well known for his passion for food and creativity in the culinary world.
On his first ever trip to India; Chef Rupert said “This is a great opportunity, which excites me to showcase my dishes. My aim is to offer highest quality of British food with the freshest of ingredients; ensuring diners have a memorable experience.
“I am a very big fan of curry and what really excites me most is that I will be working with a team of best curry chefs from the UK. I am really looking forward to flying the flag for British cuisine in India. Hopefully we will get a chance to try some of the local delicacies too.”
General Manager Puneet Baijal said, “We are delighted to be hosting the Taste of Britain Curry Festival at the Hyatt Regency Chandigarh – a place to meet, connect, eat and celebrate. This event promises to be yet another gastronomic celebration of Taste; coming together from two diverse cultures of Britain and India”
British Deputy High Commissioner Chandigarh, David Lelliott said, “India and the UK’s shared passion for curry is a reminder of what Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently referred to as the ‘living bridge’ between our two countries. I am very much looking forward to the Taste of Britain Curry Festival coming to the city.
Some of the select dishes from the menu are Chicken Tikka Masala, Prawn and Mango Balti, Lamb and Broccoli Balti, Seafood Balti Dupiaza, Royal Coronation Chicken, Lamb Madras, Dal a la Kent, Chana Dal with Spinach, Vegetable Madras, Spicy Veg and Cheese Kebab, Oregano Chicken Tikka, Rosemary Lamb Tikka
Organized by Curry Life Magazine, Taste of Britain Curry Festival is a global event, which has, over a decade, promoted the best of British curry in countries as far afield as Europe and Asia. The festival has made stars of chefs by showcasing curry cuisine globally. Top British Curry Chefs create a variety of curry dishes, where people can enjoy a meal and also get the taste of the contemporary popular British curry.
THE CONCEPT OF GREAT BRITISH FOOD
The concept of this festival was developed in the UK where CURRY is regarded as the most popular food as well as the national cuisine. CURRY has come to be the globally famous food. The spice trade between Indian Sub-Continent and Europe is often cited as the main catalyst for presence of Curry Houses or Indian Restaurants in every major European city, including London. The Curry, which originated from Indian Sub-Continent, now outsells most European foods, making turnover of several billions sterling annually. It was in 1809, Mr. Sake Dean Mahomed established the Hindustani Coffee House in George Street, central London. Now, 200 years later the Curry restaurants are fixture on the British high street.
MICHELIN STARRED CHEF
Michelin stars are considered the pinnacle of achievement in the culinary world. Curry Life works with many Michelin Starred chefs in the UK and Europe. Hyatt Regency Chandigarh brings to the city, Chef Rupert Rowley, who has worked in many Michelin Starred restaurants across the globe.