Lord's cricket ground has announced that it is to partner with Indian caterers Tamarind and the Cinnamon Club to offer catering that reflects the matches being played over the summer.
Having already hosted two games against Sri Lanka and with world champions and top test side India playing England this weekend, the ‘home of cricket' will now offer menus drawn from the subcontinent for meetings and events, corporate hospitality and weddings.
Tamarind's dishes are derived from traditional Moghul cuisine where bread, fish, meat and game are cooked in the authentic tandoor oven style of North West India. They are already enjoyed at Asia House, Grant Thornton and the Houses of Parliament, as well as its Mayfair-based Michelin-starred restaurant.
The Cinnamon Club is well known for its fresh approach to Indian cuisine and it will be bringing its Indian-European fusion to Lord's this summer.
Rajesh Suri, Tamarind chief executive officer, said: "Lord's is very much a pinnacle in the sports sector and we are thrilled to have been appointed as a preferred caterer for Indian food. We are excited at this chance to make a lasting culinary contribution to the world renowned ‘Home of Cricket'."
Vivek Singh, executive chef at the Cinnamon Club added: "We will endeavour to make every guest's trip to Lord's a memorable one, serving our renowned modern Indian cuisine, using the freshest, seasonal ingredients and spices. Little else beats a roast rack of lamb with saffron sauce in the Long Room!"
Nick Kenton, Lord's meetings and events sales manager, said he was delighted to welcome the caterers to Lord's. He added: "The summer season is looking buoyant across all sectors of our business, from corporate hospitality at the internationals and private boxes at domestic Twenty20 evening matches through to conferences and weddings in the ground."
By James Stagg
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