Last year the curry capital competition proved to be a great success. It highlighted the best that cities had to offer and in essence, each city was a winner due to the determination and pride that they showed. However there had to be a final decision and Glasgow took the coveted crown and title of Curry Capital of Britain.
This year though the chefs are putting their all into winning and want to prove tough competition. Even by just being part of the team for each city, it can mean a big boost for business and even more if part of the winning team.
Councillor David Green for Bradford council is in charge for tourism and culture and commented by saying “We know that we have some excellent curry restaurants in the district and this is our chance to prove it. I hope everyone shows the judges just how popular Bradford curries are.”
The 2010 competition featured a strong group of restaurants including Shimla Spice, the winner of the Spice Times Restaurant Award for the Yorkshire and the Humber region.
Participants for 2011 include Bradford, Newcastle, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leicester, Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds and Sheffield. Each of which are well known for their fantastic and authentic South Asian dishes and it will be a tough fight for each city.
To enter, cities must put together a team of their top talent in a bid to impress the judges who will ultimately decided who will be crowned curry capital.
Next year will most likely see two curry capitals with Brick Lane being named the curry capital of 2012 by The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG). This means 2012 will have two different curry capitals but Brick Lane is being backed by the Olympic committee in a deal that stems from the marathon route being moved from the East London area to a route that will take in more landmarks.