Belfast's Indian caterer bags #10K order
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Belfast's Indian caterer bags #10K order

The trans-Atlantic order by Steve Francis, a top New York music mogul, is for a party being hosted by him in New York.

india Updated: Sep 14, 2006 19:38 IST

A top New York music mogul was so impressed with the fish curry dished up by an Indian restaurant in Belfast, Ireland, that he placed a£10,000-order for a party being hosted by him in New York.

Steve Francis, a member of the 1980s dance act "Soul II Soul" immensely liked the dishes prepared by Indie Spice restaurant and asked the restaurant to deliver a meal for his private party, reports say.

The order is being touted as among the world's most expensive home delivery caterings.

Bipul Khamndaker of Indie Spice said: "Francis contacted the restaurant after he tasted our fish curry at a music festival in Dartmouth."

"He said he had really enjoyed the food and he was throwing a party in New York for one of his acts and wanted us to cater," Khamndaker added.

On Thursday, Khamndaker's business partner, Tariq Salahuddin, and his wife, Kamrun, will board a private chartered jet sent by Francis at Dublin to take along half the order, including a six-foot exotic fish from Bangladesh, to London.

On reaching London they will board a Virgin Atlantic flight to New York. They will be met by a limousine at New York that will take them to the private party being held in midtown Manhattan.

The takeaway order, which includes dishes like exotic 'fish bhuna', four 'chicken chat masalas', 'onion bhajis' and lashings of chutneys for the 'poppadoms', hot towels and hiring of the chartered plane will cost Francis more than£8,000, which according to him is quite reasonable.

Francis, who heads Stush Music, a record company specialising in rhythm and blues, is holding a private dinner for a young soul singer Heather Park, who is a big fan of Indian food, according to report in the Times of London.

First Published: Sep 14, 2006 18:54 IST