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Bringing street cuisine to Cardiff


Cardiff’s Mint & Mustard is a well known Indian restaurant. Now chef Anand George has opened a sister, Chai Street, hoping customers will be tempted into trying traditional Indian breakfasts and street food


Chai Street, which opened in December 2009, is distinct as it does not open at night, with the chef sticking to his ‘principles’.


Chef George has developed a special Chai Street menu, with breakfast for example offering pachakari stew and mutta curry from Kerala, toasties from Aurangabad where he trained,


and paratha’s from Delhi. Street food at Chai Street is then served after the breakfast menu finishes at 11m until 4pm when the restaurant closes.


Dhruv Baker acts as Big Lunch ambassador


Subsequent to the success of the inaugural event in 2009, MasterCard is once again a title sponsor of The Big Lunch – a community enhance- ment project initiated by The Eden Project staged throughout the country on Sunday, 18th July. And Masterchef winner Dhruv Baker will also be sup- porting the event.


MasterCard’s dedicated website - www.mastercard.co.uk/thebiglunch - contains a host of meal and drink recipes as well as décor, entertain- ment and safety tips. A downloadable Dhruv Baker application is incorpo-


rated into the website which, when activated, pops up daily with chatty up- dates and ideas.


The collection of recipes are the first to be created and published by the rising star since he won the closely contested competition broadcast on the BBC in April this year and watched by over five million viewers.


The Big Lunch encourages people across Britain to organise and host their own lunch events in their neighbour- hoods (in streets, community halls or private homes), bringing together the diverse members of urban and rural


Gaga for a curry


After taking part in an interview for a London Film website, pop star Lady Gaga sent her security guard to a local Indian restaurant to pick up a curry for her.


It is not known what dish she chose, but the restaurant that delivered the meal was Khabe near Marylebone.


neighbourhoods to promote a greater sense of community. Dhruv Baker comments: “I’m thrilled to be involved in The Big Lunch as MasterCard’s Ambassador as the project embodies so many worthwhile objectives. I’ve enjoyed coming up with recipes for the new website which I think will be easy to prepare and suitably impressive – and there’s really something there for all taste buds.”


The best part of a million people across the land sat down last year on one day to have lunch with their neighbours, with over 85% of them saying that they feel a real difference


Spice Business Magazine


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August | September 2010


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