The event, organised by Curry Life magazine, showcases both the finest homegrown Indian cuisine and British takes on traditional Indian dishes, in a glittering ten-day celebration of the curry industry at the Regency Hyatt Hotel.
It’s the first time Mark has visited India, and he’s planning to cook up a gourmet feast of the country’s cuisine, demonstrating the unique style of cutting-edge gastronomy that earned him a Michelin star for Alimentum, at which he’s the chef patron.
“I’m really looking forward to showcasing high-quality British food in India using a menu of fresh, original dishes full of vibrant flavours” he says. “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 of the best curry chefs from the UK. I’m really looking forward to working alongside them and flying the flag for British cuisine in India. Hopefully we will get a chance to try some local dishes too.”
Mark’s ‘Best of British’ menu features dishes including roast breast of duck served with charred and puréed broccoli and crispy black rice, and cod rolled in onion ash with onion salad and red lentils. He’ll be joined at the hobs by a number of the UK’s leading curry chefs, who will be serving up beloved high street favourites like chicken tikka masala, balti, jalfrezi and madras – formerly the name of the city of Chennai – which remains the top choice at Indian restaurants around the country.