A new Welsh Curry is added to the menus of the Top 30 Indian Restaurants in Wales as they celebrate their success in reaching the next round of the competition.
The public have been voting in their thousands (11,782 to be exact up from 10,000 in 2010) and today the organisers of the Welsh Curry House of the Year 2011 reveal the names of the top 30 restaurants, through to the next round of the competition.
Each of the 30 restaurants will be celebrating their success by making a new Welsh Curry, using Welsh Lamb and Really Welsh Leeks available to the public until the end of March.
“This is such an amazing way for all the loyal supporters of these wonderful restaurants to share in their success. It feels as if Wales will be going curry mad over the next 5 weeks, we think it could almost be the World’s biggest curry festival as 30 restaurants from all over Wales take part,” said Berwyn Rowlands from The Festivals Company.
“Using locally sourced ingredients like Welsh Lamb and Really Welsh Leeks is fantastic. I’m confident that most people in Wales will be able to try this new Welsh Curry and who knows if the new Welsh Curry proves popular it might become a permanent addition on the menu,” he added.
Over the following five weeks the independent regional judges will visit each of the 30 short-listed restaurants. The top three restaurants in Wales, one from each region, will be announced on the following dates:
Tuesday 29 March 2011: North Wales
Wednesday 30 March 2011: Mid Wales
Thursday 31 March 2011: South Wales
The national judges will spend a full day visiting all three restaurants competing in the final. During the visit each restaurant will be invited to impress the judges with one of their signature dishes, available from the public menu.
The national winner will be announced on Thursday 14 April 2011.
Kingfisher, the World’s number 1 premium Indian lager, is proud to be the key sponsor of the Welsh Curry House of the Year competition for the fifth year. The competition is also sponsored by the Welsh Assembly Government, Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales, Really Welsh and Buzz Magazine.
For more information, interviews and photography contact:
Berwyn Rowlands, The Festivals Company. Berwyn@thefestivalscompany.co.uk
Mobile: 07860 818294 or 029 20232744
Note to editors:
Previous winners of the competition:
2010: Spice Cottage, East Street, Rhayader. LD6 5DN
2009: Kareems – The Restaurant, 72 Queen Street, Rhyl. LL18 1SB
2008: Sheesh Mahal, 53 Stepney Street, Llanelli. SA15 3YA
2007: Sopna, Felin Wen, Pontrug, Caernarfon.