Tuesday, 6 October 2015

October - Madhuban!

The table is booked!  October sees us return to Liss; somehow we haven't made it there since November last year, and this is a long overdue visit.  Aperitifs will be at the Whistle Stop from about 19:30, and then dinner is at the Madhuban Tandoori at 20:30.   Madhuban is, in my opinion, the outstanding 'Indian'  restaurant in our area, and this should be a great evening.

We've booked for 10 places, but can increase if we give some notice - so please let me know as soon as possible using the feedback page on the website or by reply to the members' notice e-mail whether you'll be there or not.  If you want to go straight to the restaurant and skip the pub, please also let me know.  Due to rehearsals, I'll probably miss this one (sadly) and have to ask for volunteers to organise on the evening.  Have a good one!

The Whistle Stop is actually where Tesco Express is shown on the embedded Google Map - about 5 minutes'  walk from Madhuban:

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Grayshott - Tuesday 8th September

As we leave behind the rains of August, I'm hoping that September will give us some decent weather for the opening of the Rugby World Cup which all kicks off at Twickenham on Friday 18th with the hosts playing against Fiji.

Our meeting this month will be in Grayshott on Tuesday 8th, with dinner at the slightly earlier time of 20:00.  The table is booked at the Bay Leaf which offers some delicious and interesting Indian and Nepali variations, including a chilli chicken stir fry which is one of my favourites when we go there after Friday night beers.  Aperitifs will be at the Fox and Pelican (Fullers) from about 19:00. 

Please let me know if you expect to be there, using either the feedback page on the web site or by reply to the members' e-mail.   Looking forward to a great evening!

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Monday, 3 August 2015

August meeting - Wed 12th - Paradise Balti

The table is booked - Paradise Balti is our venue for August.  On Wednesday 12th, aperitifs will be at The George from 19:30 and then dinner is at 20:30 at the Paradise.

Please let us know if you'll be able to attend, using either the web site feedback page or by reply to the e-mail notice to members. 

As mentioned in the review on our blog ('Great Tuesday Evening') the September meeting will be on Tuesday 8th in Grayshott, when we get to visit the Bay Leaf again.

The web master is away on Wednesday 12th Aug so there will be another organiser on the night.  Have a good one!

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Great Tuesday evening

Instead of sticking rigidly to our 'second Wednesday 20:30' schedule, we've decided to experiment with some meetings on Tuesdays and different starting times.  July's Curry Club meeting was the first time that we tried this,  and we chose the Malabon in Petersfield as our venue.   

We were welcomed warmly and then enjoyed papadums with pickles, followed by a mixed starter of chicken chat, onion bhaji and dhal puri. As usual, we left the choice of dishes to the restaurant. After all, they're the experts and know what tastes best. They didn't disappoint.

Main courses included
  • Ghosht lajawal (mild lamb curry)
  • Panch mela (five vegetables)
  • Rajeshwari chicken (medium hot)
  • Madras suba (mixed vegetable curry)
  • Chicken Naga: a subtle naga chilli taste made for a delicious curry without uncomfortable burn to the tongue
  • Ghosht Katter, a fairly spicy lamb and chana dhal dish, was served as an additional main course and greatly enjoyed
The side dishes were plain and garlic naans, and pilau and mushroom rice. This was a very good meal which really suited our members - nothing bland, plenty of assertive flavours without uncomfortable heat. Even our hot chilli expert was satisfied, and that's a sign that Malabon is producing some brilliant flavours. We'll go again soon.

The plan for the summer is to try 19:00 aperitifs and 20:00 dinner for both of the next two meetings:
  • August: Wednesday 12th at Paradise Balti (aperitifs at the Drum if the refurbishment is complete, otherwise at the George) 
  • September: Tuesday 8th at Bay Leaf, Grayshott (aperitifs at the Fox and Pelican)
(Parts of this review have also been submitted to TripAdvisor)