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Award-winning chef to host curry supper club at Woking Food and Drink Festival

26 July 2019

Woking Food and Drink Festival is excited to offer visitors a new, exclusive dining experience as part of its fully loaded three-day programme (Friday 30 August to Sunday 1 September).

Gastronomes should waste no time snapping up tickets for the one-off FEAST! curry supper club, curated by BBC’s ‘Big Family Cooking Showdown 2017’ winner, Lorna Nanda Gangotra, owner of the local, well-known The Little Indian Kitchen.

Lorna and her sisters wowed TV judges, Rosemary Shrager and Giorgio Locatelli, with adaptations of their traditional Indian Punjabi family recipes, which diners can sample during this intimate and informal gastronomic experience. The menu includes her winning exotic chicken curry, baingan ka bharta (smoked aubergine cooked with spices), anardana channa (pomegranate chickpea curry) and more.

Taking place on the festival’s first night, Friday 30 August in the ChristChurch Café in Jubilee Square, the supper club will serve up a three-course taste sensation using locally sourced fresh produce. Tickets are £45 per person and also include a drink on arrival and canapés.

Subject to advance booking, the menu can be tailored to cater for a full range of dietary requirements, including vegetarian, nut-free and dairy-free.

Speaking about the supper club, Lorna Nanda Gangotra, said: “I am delighted to be hosting FEAST! as part of the festival celebrations this year. Supper clubs give passionate chefs like myself the opportunity to ‘pop-up’ in different locations and experiment with new ingredients and flavour combinations. For diners they provide a perfect way to enjoy good food, try things that are new to them and meet people outside of their regular social circle in an out of the ordinary location.

“Supper clubs provide an all-round experience and there is character, a great ambience and story behind each course/dish being served. I work with local producers and use fresh local ingredients in my dishes – you can actually taste the difference and I know the food trail for most of my produce.”

On behalf of Woking Food and Drink Festival, Cllr Colin Kemp, Woking Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Cultural Services, said: “Woking Food and Drink Festival has always championed local talent and we’re delighted that Lorna will be bringing her successful supper club to Woking. Her inaugural supper club, at the prestigious Darjeeling Express in central London, was a sell-out event.

“Like Lorna’s previous events, we’re expecting tickets to sell out quickly, so book your tickets fast! If you miss out on this great evening, you can also pick up some of Lorna’s authentic dishes at her stall during all three days of the festival.”

Lorna will also be presenting a live cooking demo and bite-size talk on Sunday 1 September, as well as running her well-known street food stall, The Little Indian Kitchen, in Commercial Way.

Capacity for the FEAST! curry supper club is limited and advanced booking is necessary. To find out more, visit www.wokingfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk/whats-on/feast

(*** THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT ***)