The Curry King of Birmingham

LoveBrum’s latest sees top curry lovers duke it out for curry crown


Coming to Birmingham is ‘a black tie event with a twist.’ Love Brum, one of Birmingham’s most well-known charities, is presenting a unique day of fundraising and food…particularly Birmingham’s most beloved food, curry. The inaugural Curry King of Birmingham will take place on the 14th October 2016 at the ICC.

Guests at the event will work together with those on their table to contribute to ‘a curry fit for a King (or Queen).’ Together, they will create a recipe using a variety of meats, vegetables, herbs and spices and get to name the dish.  The recipe will then be cooked up by a chef right then and there to be judged. Judges include local chefs, including award-winning Lasan chef, Aktar Islam, as well as food bloggers and writers. They will judge the dish on everything from taste to appearance, creativity to name. The tables will even be quizzed on curry which also contributes towards the overall score.

Whoever wins will be named the Curry King (or Queen) of Birmingham and receive prizes. The dish will then feature on a local curry house menu for a full year.

The competition isn’t the only fun though. The event will also feature a luxurious champagne reception, a 3 course banquet professionally cooked by the ICC (which won Birmingham’s Venue of the Year), a silent auction for charity, photography, an after party and even more.

Speaking at the launch of Curry King, Aktar Islam commented:

“I am so excited to be part of Curry King of Birmingham; the concept is something new and exciting for the city. It’s great that LoveBrum has thought outside of the box and rather than holding your typical black tie do, they’ve embraced some local culture to bring together food lovers to raise money for great causes. I’m absolutely delighted to have been asked to be a judge, and can’t wait to see what the competition has to offer on 14 October.”

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