Curry lovers will be fully aware that absolutely nothing beats a proper good, spicy curry. Literally nothing. It’s like a big warm hug in a dish, full of flavour, love and joy. It’s a dish you can enjoy no matter the occasion, and as someone who was pretty much raised to eat Jalfrezi from the age of four for the love of good grub, you’d be right to guess that the prospect of an al fresco curry club would have me pretty damn excited.
Joining the Manchester Food and Drink Festival line-up, the event’s Curry Club is rolling into town once again this September, with a whole host of some of Manchester’s best Asian restaurants in tow.
Marking just one of the festival’s ‘Hub Takeovers’ at Cathedral Gardens and new food and events space New Century, the al fresco event will take place under the Festival Hub’s weather-proof cover, focusing on mouth-watering vegan and vegetarian dishes. The completely vegetarian feast will be created by some of the most revered names in Asian cuisines, featuring signature favourites from curry-renowned countries such as India, Burma and Sri Lanka.
Hosted by The Little Sri Lankan, Dishoom, Aunty Ji’s, Sanskruti, and Lily’s – the restaurants will come together for a collaborative celebration of the traditional curry, serving up banquets of their signature dishes from each restaurant. We’re talking street food-style dishes such as Chaats, Gujariti specialities, sweets and more, with a soundtrack of uplifting Bollywood, Bhangra and British music to accompany.
Coming to MFDF for one night only, the Curry Club has been postponed until further notice due to rescheduling – with a welcome drink and a delicious banquet feast included in each ticket. Tickets cost £48.62 and can be purchased now here.
Manchester Food and Drink Festival will take place between 15th – 26th September, with a number of food and drink events taking place including a wine festival and artisan food market. The hub – which will be packed full of food vendors – is free to enter, and guests can book advance tables here.