Dine out at top Indian restaurants in June to help change lives
Those of you who are regular readers of London-Unattached may notice a LOT of Indian restaurant reviews over the next few weeks. While Chicken Tikka Masala may be our national dish and we may all love good curry, this time we have an excuse! We are busily checking out all the restaurants participating in Curry For Change (or, co-incidentally, had already booked to visit because they ARE all great restaurants). Jessica who leads the Curry for Change campaign has shared a little about how this event, which runs all month, allows you to enjoy a great meal out while helping those who are not so fortunate.
Guest Feature by Jessica Ridgewell:
June is Curry for Change month across London at the top Indian restaurants. Dining out in the capital will help change the lives of families who suffer from hunger in Asia and Africa.
With the support of chefs such as Atul Kochhar, Vivek Singh and Cyrus Todiwala, ‘Curry for Change’ sees 10 restaurants that lead the way in Indian cuisine creating special dishes and taking donations to help raise money for charity through the UK’s love of curry.
The campaign is led by Find Your Feet, a charity that enables vulnerable rural families in Asia and Africa to grow enough food so they don’t go hungry, strengthen their voices so they can speak out against injustice and earn enough money so they can find their feet.
One in eight people around the world will go to bed hungry tonight. By visiting any of the restaurants, ordering a bespoke dish or adding a donation to the bill, London diners will be helping to ensure that less fortunate families have an evening meal.
Choose these special dishes from the Cinnamon Group: Pan seared Scottish king scallops with cauliflower & sumac couscous and bramley apple chutney at the Cinnamon Club, Peshwari style beef curry and pilau rice at Cinnamon Kitchen or Vindaloo of ox cheek at Cinnamon Soho.
With leading spices, herbs and pulses retailer Natco Foods matching every penny raised, doubling the difference made to the lives of families who suffer from hunger, there really is no better time to dine out Indian style.
Hurry, you have until Sunday 30th June to dine out and change lives!
If you want the inside track on the restaurants – keep checking London-Unattached over the next few weeks. I went to Roti Chai a year or so ago now, though we might have an update for you soon. My friend Zoe from the Spice Scribe, who is helping promote Curry for Change and has been doing her own reviews, was kind enough to arm-twist me into travelling to Bromley to try out Cinnamon Culture – definitely worth the journey for me! And of course, Cinnamon Kitchen ran a fantastic Holi celebration. More recently I went to Chakra and we have reviews of Benares and Carom to come over the next few days. I can promise you that every experience has been fantastic – and there’s a whole range of different Indian cusines to chose from – whether you prefer fine dining, modern Indian or the street food style of Roti Chai and Carom.
There’s also a chance to ‘Dine In’ this October, cooking a curry at home for family and friends.
See www.curryforchange.org.uk for more information on how you can get involved