Tuesday 31 December 2013

Dhanmondi - 8th Jan

The table is booked!  We start 2014 with a visit to Dhanmondi, Whitehill, on Wednesday 8th January.  This is the earliest that a 'second Wednesday' can be, just three evenings after Twelfth Night marks the end of the Christmas season.  We last had a Curry Club evening so early in January in 2003, when 12 turned up to Paradise Balti.

The details: aperitifs at The Woodlark (a.k.a. the Two for One) just down the road from the restaurant from about 19:30, and then dinner will be at 20:30.

We had a great response to my request for replies for the December meeting, which meant that the restaurant was ready for us and able to fit everyone in.  Please let me know by e-mail or through the feedback page on our web site if you expect to be able to make this one.

And best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year 2014 to all our members and friends!

Thursday 12 December 2013

Malabon - good last meeting of 2013


In 2013, we had 11 meetings, and 29 people attended at least one of these; the average attendance was 10. 

This wasn't our best year; in 2007, we held 12 meetings, with 32 individuals attending at least one, and an average attendance of 11.6 per meeting.  But, at least, it's above the historical average of 9.5, and maybe we can hope that the worst effects of the recession are starting to ease. 

Our most visited restaurant was Malabon, where we went three times, including last night.  This was the biggest turnout of the year, and we were met with a warm welcome and a great selection of dishes.  The menu was chosen for us by the restaurant as usual, and included king prawn rogan josh (we thought this was delicious), handi lamb (dry-ish lamb dish with red chillies), rajeshwari chicken (saucy and medium hot), gosht lajawaab (saucy and mild), and Goan green curry which tasted good even though it looks rather dark.  Accompaniments were a good selection of rice, naan and vegetable side dishes, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. 

It was a good way to finish the year, and in January we plan to go to Dhanmondi in Whitehill.  Best wishes for a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Monday 9 December 2013

December meeting - Malabon

The table is booked!  Thank you to everyone that responded to the November - December e-mail and gave us a good indication of the numbers for our meeting just two weeks before Christmas.

We'll be meeting on 11th December in Petersfield. The chosen venue is Malabon, which we thoroughly enjoyed on our visits there in April and August.  As we're at that end of the town, and to help the less mobile, aperitifs will be taken at the Red Lion.   If you want to reassure me that you plan to be there, please e-mail or through the feedback page on our website. 

Mentioning Christmas, please remember the Curry Club when shopping on Amazon - it costs nothing more to click through our Amazon shop, on our website, before choosing your purchases.  We may then - depending on what you choose - receive some funding for a future round of drinks.

And now a free giveaway, mentioned in the November e-mail.  Those who've seen me struggling with the bill at Curry Club meetings will know that I've built an iPhone app that will work out the tip and amounts per head depending on the remaining kitty.  This has now been published on the iTunes App Store, downloaded about 50 times, and you can find it here: