Wednesday, 11 November 2015

November 2015 report

We visited Chilli Night in Weyhill, Haslemere, for our November meeting.  Few of the southern contingent were able to make the journey, but we found the usual warm welcome and enjoyed a very good evening.  Once again, we experimented with a Tuesday evening rather than Wednesday and a slightly earlier start, dining at 20:00 rather than 20:30.  Due to the shortage of decent pubs in the Weyhill area, we met at the restaurant for pre-dinner aperitifs. 

As usual, we asked the restaurant to choose the menu for us.  They did well, and while the main courses were all medium-hot rather than hot-hot, there was masses of flavour and the food delighted us.  The mixed starter included fish tikka, shamee kebab with spinach, onion bhaji and a mixed chat and puree - delicious flavours and a great start to the evening.

The main courses included Chicken Manchuria (sweet and sour sauce), Murghi Massala (includes some mince meat in the sauce), Chicken Tikka Moricha (cooked with chilli pickle)
Lamb Shatkora (lamb with limes).   Side dishes were good too - tomato and aubergine was unusual and tasty, three types of naan, dhal and three types of rice.  It was a very good meal, with contrasting flavours, and enjoyed by us all. 

Next door to Chilli Night is something we haven't seen in Haslemere before - a brand new 'Indian'  shop with a range of unusual pickles, spices and ingredients.  It's also a general convenience store, offering newspapers, drinks and conventional groceries. 

The Christmas meeting will be held in Petersfield, and should be on Tuesday 8th subject to table availability.

Monday, 2 November 2015

November - Chilli Nights, Haslemere

The table is booked!  Our November meeting will take place on Tuesday 10th at Chilli Night, Weyhill, Haslemere.  Because there's a shortage of decent pubs nearby, the table is booked at the restaurant for aperitifs from 19:00, and we'll eat at 20:00. The restaurant is about five minutes' walk from Haslemere station, and there's plenty of parking nearby, including the free area off St Christoper's Road turn off the main road beside Shahanaz.

Chilli Night produces some delicious food, as we found on our visit in January.  Here's the review of that visit.  Though attendance was slightly disappointing, with only 9 showing up, we had a thoroughly good evening and those that couldn't make it up the A3 from Petersfield missed a good one.

Because I've been away from my PC on Rugby World Cup duty, this notice is a few days later than intended.  Please let me know as soon as possible whether you'll be there, either using the feedback page on our website or in response to the mail notice sent to members.

Looking forward to a great evening with some not so chilly food!

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