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NATIONAL CURRY WEEK NEWS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY

NEWS FOR 2015

National Curry Week exists for the glory of curry and to help charity - whatever the charity. People are invited to operate under the umbrella of the event to hold events to raise funds for their chosen charity.

We are please to announce 'Curry For Crows' is joining National Curry Week to raise funds for the Jungle Crows Foundation in India https://www.facebook.com/events/980601598626574and the RFU Injured Players Foundation will be running #CurryThemHome curry nights as well.

The National Association of Round Tables will be holding curry evenings to challenge the Poppodom Speed Eating Record for charity.

More and more top restaurants are becoming 'Partners in Curry' to support National Curry Week. So far we have restaurants the calibre of Cinnamon Culture, Brilliant, Roz Ana, Babur and many more (see names on 'Partners' page). They are supporting us, please support them.

Lancaster University is planning a week of curry under Executive Chef Julian Ankers to celebrate National Curry Week.

Northumbria University Newcastle is planning a food promotion on campus during National Curry Week.

Tong High School in Bradford will be holding a Great British Curry Quiz during National Curry Week.

Anyone daring enough to enter is invited to the Cheltenham Parade restaurasnt on Tuesday October 13 from 7.70pm and owner Nick Rahman will also be welcoming spectators to witness the challenge which is part of Cardamom Black's National Curry Week celebrations.

Telegraph & Argus in Bradford have organised a special two for obe takeaway curry offer every Tuesday in September with 11 local curry houses to "give the people a flavour of Bradford and show why it is Curry Capital of Britain.

Here are the top 10 curry houses 2015 in the UK according to Tripadvisor

1.Prithvi Restaurant, Cheltenham, Cotswolds

2.The Chilli Tree, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex

3.Indian Tiffin Room, Cheadle, Greater Manchester

4.Kohinoor of Kerala, Southampton, Hampshire

5.Urban Tandoor, Bristol

6.Koolba, Glasgow, Scotland

7.Tharavadu, Leeds, Yorkshire

8.Yukti, Liverpool, Merseyside

9.Maharaja, Stirling, Scotland

10.The Shalimar, Matlock, Derbyshire

TripAdvisor spokesperson, James Kay, said: "If you're not lucky enough to live near one of these top rated restaurants, you can still celebrate National Curry Week in style by searching for the best Indian restaurants in your area on TripAdvisor."

Media all over the country are featuring National Curry Week 2015 including Stir it Up Magazine ; Chaat Magazine ; Kent & Essex Courier ; Bath Chronicle ; Gloucestershire Echo ; Western Daily Press.

Many think that curry can only be Indian but Thai curry is very popular for National Curry Week.

Pizza Hut Restaurants are honouring National Curry Week (12-18th October) with a food fusion made in casual dining heaven: the naan pizza. Two versions of the special edition dish will be available - Chicken Masala and vegetarian Chana Masala - as a week of 'currying favour' gets underway.

However, customers will have to get them while they're hot as the super limited edition pizzas will feature for two days only, on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th October. The specials will be on the menu at the newly re-imaged Star City Hut - part of the brand's nationwide 60 million investment programme - in Birmingham, one of Britain's curry capitals.

Kath Austin, Director of HR and Marketing at Pizza Hut Restaurants, said: "We wanted to create something innovative to celebrate National Curry Week and the reopening of our flagship new look Hut in the heart of Birmingham, and these dishes are the perfect fit.

Shampan Group is promoting for National Curry Week throughout all its three restaurants for the week, the arrangement is as follows: Shampan will promote from its existing A la Carte menu at its flagship restaurant Shampan at the Spinning Wheel, the Keralan Spiced King Prawns along with a specially created, Indian inspired cocktail. The items are as follows:
Autumn Breeze (Cocktail)
A delectable concoction of spice infused rum, dark sugarcane rum, ginger liqueur and Drambuie with muddled tandoor grilled fresh ginger, honey and a squeeze of fresh lime. Amazingly refreshing!
Keralan Spiced King Prawns
Made with curry leaves and spices, served in a flavoursome coconut sauce with a side of coconut rice.

The items will be promoted in house in all three restaurants as well as the restaurant group’s social media. The group will keep a count of how many they sell and they can then donate 1 per dish or drink to the charity that’s aligned with National Curry Week.

Shampan Group restaurants are as follows:
Shampan at the Spinning Wheel, Westerham

Shampan Bromley

Shampan Welling

Brighton Curry Club is celebrating with their October Brighton Business Curry Club which is on Tuesday 13th.. They will also be highlighting the fact it's National Curry Week on our Twitter account all week and on our LinkedIn groups:

NEWS FOR 2014

The fantastic La Porte des Indes in London is celebrating National Curry Week with a special menu at 24 for three courses including a half pint of Cobra Beer, a glass of Grover wine or a soft drink.

The Springbok Restaurant in Houston S. Africa is running its own Curry Week. Monday it is Bunny Chow, Tuesday Short Rib Curry, Wednesday Antelope Vindaloo, Thursday Wild Boar Curry and Friday Oxtail in Red Curry. They hope to make it an annual event.

The award winning Indian Summer restaurant in Brighton is holding a special Diwali Celebration on 2nd November to raise funds for The Curry Tree.

In honour of National Curry Week, Bam-Bou's Head Chef has created a seasonal curry marrying the traditions of British game (partridge) and Thai speciality nam phrik narok, resulting in Spiced roast partridge with red curry, pea aubergine and nam phrik narok. Available at the Percy Street London W1 restaurant at lunch and dinner.

Yasmin's in Newcastle Emlyn, Wales has been named 'Best in Wales' for 2014 and owner Shaish Alam is producing a special lamb dish from local produce as well other parts of the world which will be available FREE to guests throught National Curry Week with a donation to charity optional.

The Prince Albert NW1 and Adam & Eve NW7 will be holding Curry Quizzez to celebrate National Curry Week.

Lishman's Balti Pies now on sale We're backing Bradford's bid to win the title of 'Curry Capital of Britain' for the 4th year running.

Combining the very best of Yorkshire: proper pies and outstanding curry, we're delighted to be part of the bid.Our limited edition Balti Pies will be available from today until Saturday 25th October 2 per pie Lishmans will donate 50p from the sale of each Balti Pie to The Curry Tree Charitable Fund Look out for our Curry Sausage on sale from Monday 13th October

Curry lovers everywhere will unite to celebrate National Curry Week (13th -19th October 2014) but there’s one London pop up that everyone’s talking about. Street food restaurant Indigo and pop-up mall BOXPARK SHOREDITCH have come together to bring a weekend (17th and 18th October) of great food, music and entertainment, showcasing the amazing sights, sounds and flavours from the Indian sub-continent.
Visitors will be able to tuck into street food delights from Indigo, our famous chaat bites, wraps and biriyanis, while listening to live Indian music, and there’s even a chance to have your picture taken by vintage photographer Polar Snap.
And if that’s not enough, we’re giving away FREE chai and a number of great prizes, including FREE meals for four at Indigo. But the prize that everyone has their eye on is a romantic Valentine’s trip for two to India! A chance to soak up the culture of an incredible country, on us! This competition will run until the end of January 2015 at Indigo’s restaurants. Indigo operates four restaurants in London, Shoreditch - 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London, E1 6LA - as well as Westfield London, Westfield Stratford City and Bluewater. For more information: www.indi-go.co Opened in 2011, BOXPARK SHOREDITCH offers an alternative retail and dining options in the heart of East London, bringing together some of the city’s best and brightest designers, as well as fabulous food. For more information: www.boxpark.co.uk

Kishmish in London's Fulham since 1966 are launching a new menu for Curry Week folowing the appointment of a talented new young chef with experience at Zaika and Ginger. Dishes include pan-fried Gressingham duck breast glazed eith honey, served with spinach mash and pineapple salsa, and diced lamb cooked in lime leaf masala, baked in a fresh coconut.

Award winning Babur in London SE23 is again supporting National Curry Week. This year they are offering 50% from their famouse 'currytini cocktails' to the charity.

NEWS FOR 2013

University of Cambridge Robinson College celebrated National Curry Week with a special menu including Chicken Jalfrezi (Tuesday), Pork Madras(Wednesday) and Indonesian vegetable and tempeh curry on Saturday.

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Leyton Orient FC have an online Message Board dedicated to National Curry Week (leytonorientforum.com)

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To celebrate National Curry Week consultant chef Pascal Proyart of The Leconfield in Petworth is creating and Indian inspired menu from 18 for two courses and 21 for three. Starters include Tandoori Woodpigeon with Black Dahl or Jhinga and Mains Sikandri Raan, or Murg Malai Kabab with Faluda Kulfi and Phirni for dessert. Telephone 01798 354111 for reservations throughout Curry Week.

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Mrs Malini Kakkar of curriesfromhome.com is donating 10% of total sales during National Curry Week to The Curry Tree.

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With National Curry Week just around the corner, 7th-13th October, we wanted to share some delicious Hardys tipples for you to pair with your favourite curry. A lot of people are apprehensive about matching wine with spicy food, but with such a wide variety of subtle and enhancing wines available, you can always find the perfect match to compliment a range of curry dishes including Chicken Balti, Prawn Laksa or even a Vindaloo.

For those creamy, yoghurt based curries such as Thai Green Chicken Curry, Passanda or Korma&ldots;
Hardys Nottage Hill Riesling - an aromatic, dry white wine displaying fresh citrus flavours of lemon and lime, floral notes and a lingering fruity finish. This wine makes a perfect pairing with milder curries and works especially well with coconut based curries.
Available at Morrisons for 5.59

Medium curries - especially chicken or seafood based such as Prawn Laksa, Chicken, Balti or Masala&ldots;
Hardys VR Chardonnay - full of rich melon and peach flavours, this chardonnay provides a crisp, dry finish which perfectly complements lightly spiced Asian inspired dishes.
Available at Waitrose for 6.99
Hardys Stamp Sauvignon Blanc Semillion - a light and with lifted citrus and tropical fruit flavours, delicate herbaceous character, and a clean, crisp finish., Hardy's Stamp Sauvignon Blanc Semillion provides a perfect match for a Thai red chicken curry.
Available at Tesco for 7.25

 For those curry fans who prefer something with a little bit of a kick or a hot tomato base such as a Korai or Jalfrezi&ldots;
Nottage Hill Shiraz - this rich, full-bodied wine offers a variety of flavours including blackcurrant, chocolate and spice, complemented by fine oak and a long flavoursome finish. full bodied red wine has rich sweet cherry and plum fruit flavours which are perfectly complemented by subtle vanillin oak and a smooth finish.
Available at ASDA for 6.00

Top tip: Try putting merlot in the fridge half an hour before drinking to help cool down hot curries

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Archway Diner in Selby is supporting National Curry Week. Owner Karen Scott has pledged 50p for every curry meal sold 7-13th October to The Curry Tree.

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Calcutta Brasserie in Milton Keynes is linking with ebay to allow you to bid for Chef Salam to cook a three course meal for up to 6 people at your own location in the area. You can choose the location as long as the authorities agree and it will be made an ultimate alfresco experience complete with waiters and a banquet of food and drink. Bid on www.ebay.co.uk from 6th October and search for Calcutta Brasserie.

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Alun Sperring and his team at The Chilli Pickle in Brighton are donating 50p from every set meal to The Curry Tree,

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I would like to register our ferries in support of National Curry Week. Calmac Ferries Ltd is a ferry company which operates ferries on the west coast of Scotland . We are the main operator of lifeline ferry services for Clyde, Inner and Outer Hebrides . We will be supporting National Curry Week with 9 ferries (listed on Participating Restaurants). http://www.calmac.co.uk/

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On 7th October Mr Maliks in Newcastle under Lyme celebrating National Curry Week by inviting people to raise money for the homeless. Tickets cost 15 and money raised will go to Gingerbread

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