An Indian restaurant in Salisbury has been nominated as a finalist in national curry awards.
Café Diwali, on Crane Street, has made the longlist for this year’s Asian Curry Awards, marking the end of National Curry Week (October 4-10).
The nominees will now be whittled down by online public vote, before judges visit to decide on the winners.
The judging panel is made up of food critics and journalists, including Master Chef Ken Wang and Pat Chapman, founder of the Curry Club and author of the Good Food Guide since 1984.
The awards ceremony will be held at London’s Grosvenor House on November 21, organised by the Asian Catering Federation (ACF), which represents 30,000 restaurant and takeaways in the UK.
The Asian Curry Awards cover all Asian and Oriental cuisines: Bangladeshi, Burmese, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Singaporean, Sri Lankan, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese.
ACF chairman Yawar Khan said: “The pandemic has been devastating for many hospitality businesses and its workers.
“These awards will acknowledge the sector’s resilience, innovation in the face of such adversity.”
Andrew Kenny, Managing Director of Just Eat UK, headline sponsors of the awards, said: “Just Eat has worked closely with the Asian Catering Federation for a number of years.
“As we begin to recover from the pandemic, I’m delighted to celebrate our partnership by helping to recognise the fantastic achievements of those in our industry who have worked tirelessly through the last 18 months and continue to do so.”
Curry lovers can vote for their favourites by visiting: www.asiancurryawards.com
The awards are supported by Just Eat and Booker Wholesale.
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