The Taste of Britain Curry Festival at Hyatt Regency (6-14 Mar)

Celebrating Curry and more at Hyatt Regency Chennai with Michelin Star Chef Mark Poynton

Hyatt Regency Chennai plays host to Curry Life Magazine’s unique annual festival- The Taste of Britain Curry Festival at Spice Haat & Foccacia from 6th March to 14th March, 2015. The festival will feature signature creations of Michelin Star Chef Mark Poynton along with his team of expert chefs will be treating the citizens of Chennai with 60 different delectable curries and more including dishes like British Chicken Tikka Masala, Balti and Jalfrezi. Also on the menu, Brit’s all time favourite dish ‘Madras’ named after the city, which still top the chart of the British curry restaurants.

Mark Poynton said: “I’m really looking forward to showcasing high quality British food in India using a menu of fresh, original dishes full of vibrant flavours. I’m sure diners will be impressed.“I am a very big fan of curry and what really excites me even more is that I will be with a team of best curry chefs from the UK. I am 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 of the local dishes too.”

Mark will be producing some of his ‘Best of British’ signature dishes including:
• Cod rolled in onion ash, onion salad, red lentils
• Roast breast of duck, charred and puréed broccoli, peanut and lime, crispy black rice
• Breast of chicken, butternut squash pickle, puree and roast, creamed cabbage jus gras
• Pumpkin risotto, watercress, pumpkin seed and blue cheese salad

The word ‘curry’ is taken from the Tamil word ‘kari’ meaning sauce. Hot, mild, creamy or dry, any way you like it, the fact still remains: Curry has come to be the UK’s number one national food. The curry now outsells even fish and chips. Some twelve thousand restaurants in the UK cater to ever-increasing love of Indian food.

To mark the arrival of the Taste of Britain team in the city of Chennai, the British Deputy High Commission is organising its National Day annual event to celebrate Queen’s Birthday. The elites of the city will be invited to tuck into dishes prepared by the visiting UK chefs to memorable celebration of Her Majesty’s Birthday.

Chef Subrata Debnath, Executive Chef, Hyatt Regency Chennai says: I am very excited to be associated with the Taste of Britain Curry Festival. It is a great opportunity for me to collaborate with the visiting chef’s to provide a gastronomic journey and unique experience for our Chennai citizens.

The festive is on at Spice Haat and Focaccia. On request of Hyatt Regency we are sharing this information with our members.