5th September 2019
The award-winning Saffron Summer fine dining Indian restaurant in Chessington, is to hold a charity evening of haute cuisine during National Curry Week.
On Tuesday 8th October, Saffron Summer will host a special fundraising dinner, serving an exquisite meal costing £24.95 a head, of which the restaurant will give £5 to charity.
Money raised will be donated to the Curry For Change campaign coordinated by the Find Your Feet and Health Poverty Action charities.
Executive Chef Awanish Roy, who previously worked at the world-renowned Cinnamon Club in Westminster, is to prepare a special three-course dinner.
The gourmet meal comprises a trio of starters (Malai Chicken Tikka, Curry Leaf Calamari and Hakka Chilli Paneer; four mains (with tasting portions of Butter Chicken, Rarha Gosht and Malai Methi and Dum Ka Daal), served with butter naan and a saffron & cumin pulao.
To finish there is a choice of coconut or vanilla ice cream and Pistachio Kulfi.
“By offering customers the chance to sample a trio of three starters and four main courses, diners have the opportunity to relish the distinctive flavours from different regions of Indian in one night, whilst raising money for a good cause,” said Saffron Summer restaurateur Ralph Sousa.
The 21st National Curry Week (7th to 13th October) founded by the late Peter Grove, now sponsored by Kingfisher Beer, is a seven-day celebration of spice. Each year, considerable sums are raised during the week for good causes.
Curry for Change raises much needed funds to prevent hunger in poor rural communities in Africa and Asia. Each £50 donated pays to train 10 women in the skills needed to grow food, start small businesses and build secure futures for their families.
Jessica Doyle, spokesperson for Curry for Change, commented: “Food is a great way of bringing people together, and with Curry for Change, you get to enjoy a lovely meal out whilst supporting vulnerable families who suffer from hunger. We’re delighted to welcome Saffron Summer and its guests to the Curry for Change family.”
Kingfisher Beer UK’s Brand Manager, Rob Pietre-Cambacedes, is expecting this to be the most successful National Curry Week in its 21-year history: “We are proud to sponsor this great week which supports the British curry sector and a very worthy charity. It is also designed to create fun for curry lovers and increase awareness and appreciation of the many different cooking styles from countries of the Indian subcontinent,” he said.
In June, Saffron Summer was named Best Asian Restaurant (London Suburbs) at the prestigious Asian Restaurant Awards, organised by the Asian Catering Federation (ACF). The Surrey restaurant has also been nominated in ACF’s Asian Curry Awards, where it was named Best Newcomer last year. Winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony at Grosvenor House in London on 17th November. Spice lovers can vote via www.AsianCurryAwards.com.
Saffron Summer Indian Restaurant
4 Ace Parade, Hook Road, Chessington, Surrey KT9 1DR