A taste of success for restaurant elite
A cook-off took off with a restaurant of the year win, when Mem-Saab in Kimbolton Road, Bedford, was named Bedfordshire Spice Restaurant of the Year last week.
The firm won the award at a glittering awards dinner held at The Mansion House, Biggleswade.
And the success followed a competitive cook-off at Bedford College last month, at which the restaurant’s head chef, Moshim Khan, served a mouth-watering menu including tandoori fish, chicken ajwain masala and beetroot halwa to judges.
Mem-Saab co-owner, Harjinder Kaur, who picked up the trophy on behalf of her staff, said: “The whole team is delighted to have won this title and we are really proud of Moshim for putting us in the spotlight like this.
“I hope that it will encourage many more customers to come to our wonderful restaurant and sample our award-winning menu for themselves.”
The restaurant narrowly beat fellow Bedford eateries Deshi Spice, also in Tavistock Street, and Rajkot Indian Tapas on the High Street, which were named as joint runners-up.
The competition was the brainchild of Raj Mandal, who is the general manager of The Mansion House and a former European Curry Chef of the Year.
He said: “The standard of our local curry restaurants has improved immeasurably in recent years and I felt it was high time that we should be celebrating the excellence of our spice chefs here in Bedfordshire.”
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