The popular annual Taste of Britain Curry Festival 2015 kicks off March 6 through 14 in Chennai, India. The nine-day festival bridges British and Indian culture’s mutual love of curry, with the U.K.’s top chefs showcasing the best of British curry in the food’s home territory.
Resident chef for this year’s festival is Mark Poynton, the Chef Patron for the Michelin-starred Alimentum in Cambridge, England. This trip marks Poynton’s first visit to India.
“I am a very big fan of curry, and what really excites me even more is that I will be with a team of some the best curry chefs from the U.K.,” Poynton says. “I am really looking forward to working alongside them and flying the flag for British cuisine in India.”
Mark will present his “Best of British” dishes at the festival, including
cod rolled in onion ash with onion salad and red lentils; roast breast of duck with charred and puréed broccoli, peanut and lime, and crispy black rice; chicken breast with butternut squash pickle, purée, and roast in creamed cabbage jus gras; and pumpkin risotto with watercress, pumpkin seed, and blue cheese salad.
Taste of Britain Curry Festival event takes place at five-star Hyatt Regency Chennai, and guests should expect both British-inspired Indian dishes and traditional favorites (e.g., chicken tikka masala and jalfrezi) by Mark and other top chefs from the U.K.