Wednesday, 1 April 2015
Next week is Easter Week, so we realise that some people may be away on holiday. To make sure that we're not embarrassed on numbers (too few or too many), please let me know whether you expect to make it or not, either in reply to the members' e-mail or through the feedback page of our web site. I've eaten at the Gurkha Durbar several times in the last 12 months and thoroughly enjoyed it each time; looking forward to a great evening!
Thursday, 5 March 2015
We decided to go for another Petersfield meeting after a very successful night at the Malabon in February. We plan to hold the April meeting in Grayshott.
As usual, we need to have as good an idea of numbers as possible. Members are asked please to let us know whether you expect to make it or not to the meeting, either by replying to the e-mail notice or alternatively using the feedback page of the web site.
Your webmaster will be away - another member will be organising on the night. Best wishes for a great evening!
Wednesday, 4 February 2015
Downstairs space at the restaurant is fairly restricted, so we need a good idea of numbers. Members, please let me know either in reply to the monthly e-mail or through the feedback page of the website whether you expect to make it or not. Sorry to miss this one because I've had a couple of really good meals there recently, one of which included the subtle flavouring of naga chilli. Nick and Peter will be the organisers on the night, and I'll pass names on to them. Enjoy!
Thursday, 15 January 2015
As is our custom, the choice of dishes was left to the restaurant. We weren't disappointed. Starters were unusual off-menu items: spicy tandoor-cooked ayre fish, a spicy lentil patty similar in shape to a small burger, and a small puri made with naan flour and filled with spiced kofta-like minced meat. All were delicious, and because we hadn't filled up first on papadums, we had plenty of appetite for the main courses that followed.
The main courses were more familiar but still very good: two sauced main dishes and two served with salad. A rich lamb dhansak and a chicken bhuna were both extremely tasty, well-spiced and appreciated by all. The garlic chilli chicken was lively - one of us needed emergency water and lager after encountering some of the chilli in the dish. There also seemed to be a hint of Scotch Bonnet or naga-type chillis. The final main dish was comprised breaded chicken strips - looked a little like octopus. For me this was the least exciting of the four, probably because I didn't spot the sauce in a dish at the middle of the salver. But I did enjoy the dhal, the naans - plain, garlic and keema, and the pilau and spinach rice that were served as side dishes. Kingfisher on draught, Cobra in bottles, and a decent red wine were appreciated by all (except the drivers).
Going by the menu, the drinks list, the bill and the phone book, it's Chilli Night. It's only Chilli Nights on the sign outside. But whatever you call it, we had a great evening and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Those that couldn't make it up the A3 missed a good one.
Address: 64 Weyhill, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1HN
Phone: 01428 644288
Monday, 5 January 2015
So to keep things sensible, we're going to meet at the restaurant for aperitifs from 19:30, and then dinner will be at 20:30 as usual. Members - please let me know through the feedback page of the website, or by reply to the e-mail notice, whether you expect to make it or not. Chilli Night(s) serves wonderful food but doesn't have a huge number of covers - we need to let them know how many we will fill, and not over- or under- promise on our booking.
Why the confusion over Chilli Night or Nights? The logo says one thing but the sign outside says more! Whatever, it's never failed to produce exciting food.
Details: the restaurant is on Weyhill, Haslemere, about 6 minutes' walk from the station. There's parking on the street outside, but when that's full, there's a free public car park at the fairground, just off St Christopher's Road. A search on Google Maps suggests that the Curry Club (founder Pat Chapman, author of the Good Curry Guide) is located just over the road from that car park!
Looking forward to a great evening on 14th!