The Cumin restaurant scoops the Best in Midlands Award
Yesterday (12th November) was a special day for the Cumin restaurant as they were awarded with the Best in Midlands Award of Excellence from Pat Chapman’s Cobra Good Curry Guide. The celebration became even more spectacular after we found out that of the 9,000 Indian restaurants in the UK, only 16 in England, two in Scotland and two in Wales have achieved the high standard of excellence the Cobra Good Curry Guide requires to enter ‘The Best’ category in their exclusive guide.
The doors of the Cumin restaurant opened for the guests at 7pm welcoming everyone with a lovely raspberry cocktail prepared specially for the evening by the restaurant’s staff. After entering the second floor of the restaurant I was greeted by the restaurant’s manager Sunny Anand who showed me to my seat. The evening started with baskets filled with popadoms and the Cumin’s famous chutneys including my favourite, spicy mango chutney. Afterwards the guests were presented with some delicious appetizers including Aloo Tikki – authentic potato cakes, lightly spiced and flavoured with pomegranate seeds topped with yogurt, chickpeas, mint and tamarind sauce and Pili Pili Chicken – a family speciality made from succulent chicken pieces tossed in fresh green chillies, fenugreek and spices.
The award ceremony began just after the guests finished their appetizers. Pat Chapman, the author of the Curry Bible and Founder of the Curry Club, officially presented the Excellence Award to brothers Sunny and Shelly Anand, the owners of the Cumin restaurant. Everyone was delighted for the restaurant to reach such a high level of excellence in the Cobra Good Curry Guide awards but the happiest and proud were obviously the owners and their families. The second highlight of the evening was the main course served to the guests on the hot plates in a traditional way. Afterwards we were given a delicious dessert – Gulab Jamuns, with a scoop of pistachio ice-cream. It was a cherry on top of the Cumin’s award winning evening celebration.
As a lover of Indian cuisine and a happy customer I would like to congratulate the Cumin restaurant this fabulous achievement and wish many more prestigious awards in the future, which I’m certain will keep coming.