TV personality and award winning chef, Cyrus Todiwala OBE, made his second visit to Bridges on Thursday September 19. He brought his team from the famous “Café Spice Namaste” in London to cook a sumptuous 3 course meal for 100 guests. Cyrus introduced the evening by talking about the differences between British and Indian understanding of the words “curry” and “chutney” and explained about the different ingredients that would be used in the food to follow. Everyone enjoyed the different flavours and use of spices in the delicious meal and Cyrus gave generously of his time to meet many of the diners.
During the course of the evening an auction was held with the star prize of a night for two at the 5 star Ned Hotel in London. Another prize which received enthusiastic bidding was a meal for two at Café Spice Namaste. A total of £1,000 was raised at the auction and the whole evening raised over £2,600 towards Bridges Vision 40 fund raising campaign. Cyrus told the audience that he was very pleased to help support Bridges as he could see all the good work that is being done at the Centre. He has pledged to visit Bridges again as he and his team have been made so welcome.
Mark Walton, Centre Director, commented, “It was an absolute delight to welcome Cyrus and his family team to Bridges again. They feel very much now like old friends and part of our family. It is incredibly generous of Cyrus to break his journey to the Abergavenny Food Festival to visit us and bring his fabulous food with him. He has made many friends here and we look forward to seeing him again next year. I would also like to thank all the friends and volunteers who worked so hard to make this event such a success.”