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British Curry Awards 2009


For the past 5 years, the British Curry Industry has been hosting the Annual British Curry Awards to honour the best restaurants in Britain. Indian Food is extremely popular in the UK and the awards were only a natural next step. If you are a restaurant owner, then being a winner or a nominee helps to separate you from the rest of the pack. Thiis year is a very special one for the British Curry Awards 2009. Not only have they reached their 5th year, but they will be commemorating another landmark occasion and celebrating the fact that the spice industry has received official recognition from Her Majesty The Queen. As a result, they promise that these awards will be bigger and better than ever before.

The 2009 Awards will culminate in the glittering ceremony and dinner, a major event in the spice business calendar, attended by numerous industry figures and well known celebrities. It will be held on Tuesday, 3rd November, for the first time at Battersea Evolution, London's most dynamic dining and events space.
As always, a panel of judges, hand-picked for their expertise, impartiality and respect within the industry, will deliberate all categories, paying particular attention to entries that highlight how they surpassed objectives set out in the judging brief, while also providing concise testimonials and strong supporting material.

Backed by the Spice Business magazine, firmly established as the industryâ€â„¢s leading publication, the Awards reach out to a worldwide audience of millions through TV, radio, newspaper and magazine coverage. With a new venue, and 'royal' approval, this is the year to enter the Event Awards.

See the winners of the 2008 British Curry Awards.

Read more: British Curry Awards 2009

Varli Food Festival 2011

The Varli Food Festival, to be held in New York City on April 7th is a food, wine & desserts tasting event and much more. The goal is to create a fun, interactive environment that promotes Indian dining and also incents people to attend a multi-faceted cultural experience linked to Indian Cuisine while helping the less fortunate (Net proceeds from this festival are going to charity).

Guests will receive an event program booklet that shall list the evenings tasting menu, biographies of the participating personalities, a short review of the restaurants and other exhibitors participating and list of corporate and supporting sponsors. The following is a preliminary list of activities and ideas for the event, many of which have already been secured and some of which are still underway.

  • Restaurant Tasting Booths
  • Food and Drinks Demonstrations by world acclaimed chefs and selected restaurants
  • Holy Kitchens by acclaimed Chef Vikas Khanna
  • Varlis Dichku Ichku Food Festival-a prologue 
  • Cookbooks signing
  • Red Carpet Interviews 
  • Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoors Cooking Show
  • Documentary of Indian Cuisine 
  • Fashion Show / Designer Showcase
  • Silent Auction
  • Attending Chefs 
  • Gift Bags

The Varli Food Festival 2011
 New York City

Thursday, April 7th, 2011
6 P.M - 10 P.M

The Altman Building
 135 W. 18th Street
 (between 6th and 7th Avenue)
 New York, NY 10011

For more details, visit the official website

British Curry Awards 2008 Winners


The British Curry Industry has been hosting the Annual British Curry Awards to honour the best restaurants in Britain. Indian Food is extremely popular in the UK and the awards were only a natural next step. The awards recognize the best restaurants from various regions in the UK selecting a winner for each region and a list of nominees are also recognized. The winners are group into the following categories

  • Scotland / Northern Ireland
  • North East
  • North West
  • East Midlands
  • West Midlands 
  • Wales
  • South East
  • South West
  • London Central & City
  • London Suburbs

The event also recognizes the Newcomer of the Year and also the most Innovative restaurant. 

The winner and runners-up of the 2008 event are listed below.


Read more: British Curry Awards 2008 Winners

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