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Tamarind to host National Curry Week charity dinners to celebrate award nomination

Tamarind restaurant in Kemsing, near Sevenoaks in Kent, is to host a series of special fundraising dinners during National Curry Week (7th to 13th October) to celebrate being shortlisted in this year’s Asian Curry Awards.

From Monday to Thursday during National Curry Week, the restaurant will offer a special 3-course gourmet meal with a Kingfisher beer or a glass of wine or soft drink for £24.95 – of which £5 will go to charity. 

Proceeds from the dinners which will be served Monday to Thursday throughout National Curry Week will be donated equally between the Sevenoaks Mayor’s Fund and the Curry For Change campaign coordinated by the Find Your Feet and Health Poverty Action charities.

The gourmet meal comprises, a papadom; a mixed starter, a choice of four main dishes Garlic Chicken Tikka, Beef Achari, Mango Chicken or a Vegetarian Balti; with a choice of vegetable side dish, rice or naan. To finish there will be a special Indian dessert.

The 21st National Curry Week, 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 Tamarind 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 2016 Tamarind was Highly Commended in the Best Newcomer category at the prestigious Asian Curry Awards.  This year it hopes to go one better when the winners are announced at a glittering ceremony at Grosvenor House in London on 17th November.

“I’m thrilled at being nominated for such an honour and am totally grateful to our regular, loyal customers who voted in such great numbers, to ensure we were shortlisted,” said Tamarin owner Suna Meah, adding, “I am really excited and can’t wait for the actual awards ceremony.”

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