July 9, 2018
The British Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania (BCCL), ended the 2017-18 season with the 5th Annual Curry Cook-off on the Čiop Čiop rooftop terrace in Vilnius. Six teams prepared various curry dishes for an audience of BCCL members and friends on 28th June, and before three judges – Rajinder Chaudhary, the Honorary Consul of India to Lithuania and owner of Sue’s Indian Raja in Vilnius; Gaspar Fernandes, Chef at Gaspar’s Restaurant in Vilnius and Brand Chef at Baltic master, Evaldas Žaliukas, who was joining the judging panel for the first time.
The teams who had prepared two dishes, one of which was based on Chicken Tikka Masala, were put to the test with probing questions from the judges.
Some interesting ingredients and cooking methods were discussed in between savouring the aromatic spices wafting through the warm air and the actual tasting. The audience were not mere bystanders either. They were encouraged to sample all the various dishes and to vote for their favourite, which was won by the team representing the recruitment company, S3 International.
After over an hour of tasting, questioning and deliberating, during which guests could enjoy more culinary delights, offered by Sue’s Indian Raja, the judges made their decision. Unlike the Great British Bake off on BBC TV, there were no soggy bottoms on offer here, just questions about saltiness, flavouring and the texture of the curry!
1st Best Indian Curry award went to “Cricket Club of Lithuania” by Stuart Kemp and Darren Coltman! The Team will enjoy: 2 „Waring“ professional hand blenders by “Baltic Master”, 2 Hand made Stone Serving Platter by ”Veritas Ana‘’ and a Gift coupon with Culinary course for 2 at Čiop Čiop !
2nd Best Indian Curry award went to Barclays Pukka Cook who are enjoying 2 „Unilever“ Chef bags with “Chroma” brand professional knife holder, professional chefs knives “Chroma” Japan, pincers, professional ladles, and will definitely visit Riga as their second prize was a Gift card to experience Indian curries at Indian Raja in Riga !
3rd Best Indian Curry and “Audience choice” awards went to Strategic Staffing Solutions International team who might become masters of all possible Curry recipes and are now enjoying their Bonduelle prize including 2 Chef knifes, 2 umbrellas & products set, plus a nice Sunday Brunch at Gaspar’s !
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