Dart Music Festival fund raising events got off to a flying start with a wonderful curry lunch at The George Inn, Blackawton on Sunday.
The sun shone brightly on the twenty-six assorted DMF committee members and friends as we sat outside enjoying a drink and the fantastic views over the valley, before we virtually took over the George dining room and bar for a fabulous Indian feast.
Chefs Shahar and Phil – aided and abetted by KP Rob Lyon – cooked up a storm with their modern take on a 1970s British/Indian restaurant menu, using locally supplied spices.
Left to right: Rob Lyon, Phil Braakenburg, Shahar Lashkor
We were treated to starters of sweet potato pakora, onion bhaji, prawns with coconut and chilli and delicious crab samosa, followed by chicken tikka masala, beef vindaloo, tarka daal, Bombay potatoes and three coloured rice. Accompanied by Bombay duck, pickles and mango chutney, the meal was enhanced by various wines and beers and an afternoon of friendly socialising – so I think it is safe to say that a good time was had by all.
We are very grateful to landlady Ruth and her hard-working staff who all looked after us very well, and helped to make our first fundraiser of the season such a relaxed and enjoyable event. We are already busy hatching plans for our next events – so watch this space…
The DMF Committee would like to give sincere thanks to:
Shahar Lashkor – owner and chef of The Spice Bazaar in Dartmouth, together with Phil Braakenburg and Dartmouth Mayor Rob Lyon.
Ruth Coe – owner and landlady of The George Inn, Blackawton
Simon Pepper – proprietor of Peppers World Foods, Dartmouth
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