Council HQ heats up in bid for curry capital title

The lord provost welcomes curry capital finalists (from left) Shalabh Gupta from Ashoka Southside, Ahmed Haddad from Koolba, Vibhu Kapila from Mother India and Mark Singh from Mister Singh's India. Pic by Ian Watson.
The lord provost welcomes curry capital finalists (from left) Shalabh Gupta from Ashoka Southside, Ahmed Haddad from Koolba, Vibhu Kapila from Mother India and Mark Singh from Mister Singh's India. Pic by Ian Watson.

THE competition for Curry Capital of Britain is heating up at Glasgow city chambers.

Lord provost Sadie Docherty welcomed Glasgow city council staff and representatives of the city’s four finalist restaurants to a curry lunch last week, raising money for charity in the process.

Raffle prizes and cakes were also on the menu, and the £1,100 raised will go to Find your Feet, a small organisation working in India, Nepal, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

The lunch follows a charity day held by each of the four restaurants - Ashoka Southside, KoolBa, Mister Singh’s India and Mother India - with each offering a 50 per cent discount on their a la carte menu for charity.

Linn councillor Docherty commented: “It’s been a busy week and Friday’s fundraising event was a great success.

“Glaswegians are very generous when it comes to charity. I’m sure all the hard work and effort put in by our restaurant ambassadors and council staff will mean another Glasgow success is on the menu.”

Glasgow is the only city to have claimed the curry capital title four times, and voting is still open for 2013, having been extended until September 27.

To cast your vote, visit the council website.