Celebrating South Indian Cuisine

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The south of India is known for its varied styles of cooking, which will be showcased at the upcoming food festival at Mayfair’s Chor Bizarre from 10th to 30th November. The well researched menu with variations for lunch and dinner will include Kerala’s famous avial of winter vegetables and appams with chicken stew; Hyderabadi Mirchi, beans and mushroom salan; Goa’s coconut and coriander-crusted prawns; Tamil Nadu’s renowned Chettinad lamb chops; and Karnataka’s popular sea bass Nilgiri as well as Mysore masala dosa. The carrot, raisins and chestnut Payasam from Andhra Pradesh with other desserts will add the perfect finishing touch.

Located on Albemarle Street, Chor Bizarre captures the spirit of the infamous Chor Bazaar or ‘Thieves Market’ of South Mumbai within its kaleidoscopic interiors. The resplendent furnishings and décor were collected from various bazaars in India and have been creatively arranged so as to inspire diners to venture beyond their immediate and uniquely decorated surrounds to explore the wealth of objets d’art displayed in each corner of the restaurant.

As with the décor, Chor Bizarre has collected favourite recipes from different parts of the country to form a menu that is rich and diverse. Acclaimed wine expert, Charles Metcalfe, has collaborated with Head Chef Manpreet Ahuja, and together they have produced wine matches for each of the dishes on the menu.

The South India Food Festival runs from 10th – 30th November 2010 at Chor Bizarre, 16 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4HW. Tel: 020 7629 9802. Website.

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