Uttoxeter’s MP Andrew Griffiths is calling for nominations to find the best curry restaurant in the constituency. The winner of the competition will then be put forward to the Grand Final of the renowned Tiffin Cup. The Tiffin Cup is a famous competition run by Parliamentarians to find the most popular South Asian restaurant in the country.
One restaurant from each constituency goes head to head at the Grand Final cook-in at the Houses of Parliament. Last year, the event was presided over by celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott and the award was presented by Mr John Bercow MP, the Speaker of the House of Commons.
“It is a well known fact that my favourite food is curry. I have tasted vindaloos and tikka massalas up and down the country, but I can honestly say that some of my favourite curry dishes were served right here in the constituency. We have a fantastic selection of South Asian restaurants in the area and I will be backing the winner of the local competition all the way to winning the prestigious Tiffin Cup. I want to show that we are Britain’s ‘Capital of Curry’.”
Andrew has asked people to email in their recommendations. To nominate your favourite South Asian restaurant in the Tiffin Cup, please write to Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org giving the name and a short description of why you think your restaurant is the best in Burton and Uttoxeter. Nominations close midnight 26 July 2010.
“Of course, the best thing to go with a brilliant Balti or a cracking Korma is a pint of world famous Cobra beer, brewed just down the road in Burton.”