Curry Night 2007
Saturday 24th February
from Ian Quarrington
V8 Curry menu options
It has been really hard for me to get this far with orgnaising
the V8 Curry evening
Ive had to visit the restaurant
on a very regular basis since last summers Silverstone
meeting where I volunteered to take on this very pleasurable
task. Oh the hardship of it all
. . . . .
Yesterday evening I called into the Curry Centre and now
have a little more detail to give you on the menu for February
24th. The cost works out at £18 per head for three
courses and coffee. I think it wise if people make their
own arrangements for drinks perhaps on a per table basis.
I will settle the bill for the food in person but am happy
to take either cash or cheques from members made payable
to me on the night.
There is a choice of ten items to start with from Sheek
kebab to Aloo Chaat. I personally recommend the Chicken
Chaat. For main course there are six fish dishes, four chicken
and six lamb and all these can be either in Madras, Jalfrezi,
Korma, Rogon or Dhansak versions. Then there are five Tandoori
options and three Balti dishes. There are also nine vegetarian
options. Side dishes include five rice dishes four types
of Naan breads and two parathas.
Sweets, if you can manage them, are very very sweet and
I leave you to ponder on that one. We have the whole
of the top floor of the restaurant allocated to us and
we are expected to arrive for 7.30 and be dining by 8 pm.
hope this whets your appetite but more importantly that
it meets with your approval. I am happy to field more enquiries
and on the night help out with those who for whatever reason
manage to get lost en route.
A word of warning about Cambridge without patronising
There have been lots of road incidents with
foreign tourists who look the wrong way before stepping
off the pavement, so please take extra care if your route
takes you around the Backs or Maids Causeway or even the
top of Bridge St. which is only 300 yards from where we
Ian Quarrington 23.1.07
To anyone who enjoys a proper pint of beer, may I
recommend the Castle Inn which is almost opposite the Curry
House in the direction of the City? Plenty of choice for
real ales with the occasional guest beers.
Ian Quarrington 24.1.07
Update on the possible organ recital
Ian Quarrington has heard from the Chapel Clerk at St John's
that he has been unable to get access to play the organ
there on the evening of Saturday 24 February 2007. This
date falls in Term and Choral Evensong will be sung in Chapel
that night with a rehearsal beforehand from 5pm. V8 members
and their friends attending the V8 Curry will be more than
welcome to listen to the service which will commence at
6.30pm and last for about 45 minutes. The College Choir
are in concert at Eton College that night, so the service
will be sung by the Hills Road Sixth Form College Chamber
Choir. Ian responded to the Clerk saying he "feels
sure that many of those attending our dinner that evening
will be delighted to go and listen to the service as an
opportunity for that does not come around often. Some of
our group will have travelled from Germany and the United
States so news of being able to listen to the College Service
will be a welcome addition to their visit". (23.1.07)
A word of caution for anyone travelling along the
A14 in Cambridgeshire to the Curry night. I have always
referred to this road as the highway to hell. Do
watch your speed as it is having a lot of money spent on
the installation of average speed cameras in case the dozen
or so cameras already on it get lonely. So now it is also
to be known as the highway to revenue...
Ian Quarrington 25.1.07
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Tell me more about the V8 Curry 2007
- MG Car Club
can I book
a place for the
V8 Curry Night?
Contact Ian Quarrington
on 01480 210783 or
for prior bookings.
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Club members and friends welcome
All members of the MG Car Club and their friends are very welcome
to join V8 enthusiasts at their annual V8 Curry Night.
menu this year
There will be an extensive set menu priced at around £18.00
per person offering assorted starters, a choice of main courses
all at varying temperatures from Kurma to Vindaloo, desserts &
coffee. If any member has a specific dietary requirement, beyond
vegetarian, the restaurant can cope with this given advanced warning.
Drinks will be logged and paid for personally. The restaurant layout
has round tables seating between 8 and 10 people so it will be very
simple to mingle and chat to folk on other tables. So no limbo dancing
skills will be needed to leave the table this year to get to the
loo! The Cambidge Curry Centre has been booked for 7.00 for a
Parking is free directly across the road at Shire Hall,
which is the County Council head offices. The births, marriages
and deaths registry offices are there but Ian believes the last
wedding on a Saturday to be at 4 pm so we won't have a problem parking.
The car park has barriers on both entry and exit but at weekends
the entry barrier is permanently up and the exit opens as you approach
As driving to
strange places on a cold February evening can be a challenge,
there is a full set of maps on this webpage. You can see a good
quality copy of the detailed location map above using the wonderful
map service at www.multimap.com by just typing in the postcode
for the restaurant which is
CB3 0AH or you can use the direct link below.
Direct link for theMultimap webpage for the