SCoM Curry Night
Reporter: David Shepherd
Following on from last year’s inaugural curry night, which was perhaps a qualified rather than total success, meal organiser Tandoori Tosh opted this time for the Sangam Restaurant in Didsbury village.
10 SCoM members met for a very fine aperitif in the friendly surroundings of the Royal Oak Pub, before we took very short walk over the road to the Sangam.
Soon seated all at round table, the friendly and helpful waiters soon have top quality poppadums plus the usual dips served up. The menu is extensive and has something suitable for everyone’s taste. I small glitch with a vegetarian starter request was swiftly resolved, our fault not the restaurant’s, the starters were delicious by the way.
Convivial conversation then ensued, aided by various alcoholic beverages, including prospective ski trips, the Proms concerts, sailing, and of great interest to all, Jennifer Bridgeland’s professional involvement with helping to resolve the Whalley Bridge reservoir emergency, including rescuing and relocating the fish from Toddbrook.
We awaited the main courses hoping for more of the same quality and were not disappointed. Everyone seemed to have chosen something different. The constituent ingredients in several people’s dishes prompted further conversation topics that went around the table, one of which was the question of when is a bay leaf not really a bay leaf, something to do with the shape apparently, though the issue was not conclusively resolved. One diner’s aversion to Rhubarb & all things ginger caused much amusement.
The service was excellent throughout, and unlike last year, the bar bill paying process went without a hitch. All in all it was a most successful evening and a venue I would certainly visit again.
Thanks once again to Tosh, ably assisted by Balti Bacci for organizing a fine Indian evening.