hosted by Curry Leaf Cafe
On 9th September Brighton's award-winning South Indian street food brand Curry Leaf Cafe will host a special one-off supper club in collaboration with Darjeeling Express entitled 'Czech us Out'. Drawing on his experience of working closely with Czech-born members of his cooking team in Brighton, Curry Leaf Cafe's head chef Kānthi Kiran Thamma will – for the first time – create a four-course menu (see below) fusing South Indian spicing with traditional Czech cuisine as part of Darjeeling Express founder Asma Said Khan's series of successful #mylondonsupperclubs at '68 and Boston' in Soho, London.
This culinary collaboration symbolises how immigrants arriving in the UK have worked hard to learn new skills and give back to their adopted city and community. "Food to me is something that transcends borders and languages," says Kanthi. "My team currently includes five young chefs from the Czech Republic. They'd never cooked Indian food before joining Curry Leaf Cafe, and now they do a great job of delivering the authentic dishes on our menu. At the same time, I've learning a bit about Czech food and culture; some of their dishes work really well with Indian flavours."
Traditional Czech potato pancakes spiced up with fresh ginger, curry leaves, cumin & green chillies. Served with spicy roast beetroot chutney
SMAŽNEY HERMELÌN (Gluten-free)
Hermelin cheese marinated in Chettinad Spices, coated in a batter made from rice flour, chickpea flour & Czech pilsner, then deep-fried until crisp. Served with cardamom-infused cranberry sauce
(NB: A vegetarian alternative can be provided, just notify us at time of booking)
TRADIČNÍ ČESKY GULÁŠ (Gluten-free)
Traditional slow-cooked beef goulash spiced with Guntur chillies, star anise and cinnamon. Served with Coorg Kadamputtu (steamed coconut and rice dumplings) and a warm Czech cabbage salad tempered with curry leaves, mustard and coconut
(NB: contains gluten, dairy and nuts)
A favourite roadside snack in the Czech Republic. Round pastries encrusted with cardamom sugar & coconut and filled with pineapple rava kesari (a South Indian semolina pudding made from pineapple, saffron & nuts)
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