12th September 2017
Goa Premium Beer is to sponsor this year’s Greenwich Curry Club Awards. The award-winning gluten-free pilsner is brewed by the family-run boutique Impala Distillery & Brewery in Goa. The brewery was acquired in 2015 by Bollywood actor and film producer Sachiin Joshi. Exclusively imported into the UK by Viiking Ventures, the beer is popular as an accompaniment to spicy foods.
The Greenwich Curry Club began in 2010 with a group of friends meeting once a month, at a different venue, to “eat curry, drink beer and talk nonsense.”
The group has since grown, and now reviews curry houses all over the UK and internationally, as well as offering news, recipes and all things curry related on its website.
The original south London group still meets and new members are welcome if they are “charming, witty, and don’t do ‘a runner’ before the bill is paid.
Commenting on the sponsorship, Daniel Ford, founder of the Greenwich Curry Club, said: “We launched the Greenwich Curry Club Awards in 2011 to recognise the restaurants, takeaways and people that work in this great industry and are thrilled to be able to work with Goa Beer closely, as we look to take the Awards to the next level. We know that Goa Beer is a forward-thinking company and are delighted to be partners with a company that offers a genuine Indian beer that is perfect for curry lovers.”
Local can vote for their favourite venues in Greenwich, Blackheath, Lee, Lewisham, New Cross, Charlton and Deptford at www.greenwichcurryclub.com. Voting closes on 19th November and winners will be announced on 1st December.
Nominated restaurants are: Coriander (Westcombe Park); Everest Inn (Blackheath); Pathiri (Greenwich); Darjeeling (Lewisham); Mogul (Greenwich); Gurkha’s Inn (Greenwich); Saffron Club (Blackheath); Kasturi (Charlton); Mountain View (Greenwich); Chinipan (Blackheath); Royal Nepalese (Westcombe Park) and Taste of Raj (Blackhealth).
The award categories are: Favourite restaurant; Favourite Takeaway Restaurant Offering Outstanding Service; Restaurant Offering Outstanding Value; Favourite New Restaurant; plus a Greenwich Curry Club Special Award.
Ben Parmar, MD of Viiking Ventures, said: “The Greenwich Curry Club does great work highlighting the best venues in the area, encouraging ever higher standards. Our marketing strategy is to support local, independent venues. I’m delighted to back the Club’s efforts and want to encourage similar organisations round the country to follow their lead.