Competition was ablaze as STRAITS Asian Bistro hosted the first annual Curry Crawl at CITYCENTRE. Invited by Chef John Sikhattana, ten of the city’s top chefs battled it out to win the title of “best curry dish”, while showcasing their creations for a panel of judges and some 300 attendees. The formidable list of contenders included: BLU Restaurant + Lounge, Kiran’s, Korma Sutra, Pondicheri, The Queen Vic, RA Sushi, Roots Bistro, Samba Grille, STRAITS and Uchi. As guests mingled on the patio and experienced each chef’s dish, thirst was quelled from a selection of Grey Goose cocktails and No Label beer. SWEET and Cacao & Cardamom provided a variety of delectable desserts. In the end, Chef Shiva Patel of The Queen Vic snagged the first place prize as well as the People’s Choice award, for her Goan curry crab koftas. Proceeds from the event benefitted St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital’s new young professionals group, PULSE.
Photography by Karen Dressel for lastnightpics.com