Welsh Lamb on the menu in Curry House of the Year contest

Voting is now open in the search for the best curry house in Wales. The competition is being run in association with Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) – Meat Promotion Wales, and shortlisted restaurants will create a Welsh Lamb curry for the judges.

The contest is now in its eighth year, and more than 300 restaurants are eligible to take part. Diners can cast their votes until 16 February.

The 30 shortlisted restaurants will be announced on 20 February. Judges will then decide on three finalists after tasting a number of dishes, including a specially created Welsh Lamb curry. The national winner will be announced on 4 April.  

HCC chairman Dai Davies said: “We are delighted to be associated with the Welsh Curry House of the Year competition.

“Curry is one of the nation’s favourite dishes, and the quality of the meals available in leading restaurants around Wales is exceptionally high. That’s why we are delighted that Welsh Lamb is the main ingredient to find the winning dish in this hugely popular competition.”

Niaz Taj, from the organiser, Welsh Curry, said: “We received 13,000 votes last year and, in 2014, I think we will see yet another increase as the people of Wales confirm their passion for Indian food.

“The competition is also a fantastic opportunity for talented chefs to demonstrate how they can take the best we have in Wales and combine it with the best in Indian cuisine.”

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