August 09, 2012

Saffron Brasserie Puts city on the Map For Asian cuisine

Cambridge’s Saffron Brasserie cooked up a storm for the judges of a national competition and put the city on the map as home of one of the country’s best South Asian restaurants. 

The Hills Road restaurant, which serves Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine, was nominated for the Tiffin Cup by Cambridge MP Julian Huppert and took the prize for runner up in the Regional Finals. 

Julian presented the restaurant team with a chef’s jacket and hat, embroidered with the Tiffin Cup logo, and certificate after their success in the competition organised by a cross-party group of Members of Parliament known as the Tiffin Club. 

The Tiffin Cup raises money for charity and this year it is supporting World Vision which aims to combat poverty and its causes, especially as they affect children across the world. 

Saffron Brasserie director, Hannah Begum said: “This is a great achievement and we would like to take this opportunity once again to thank Julian for nominating Saffron Brasserie, which in itself is a great accolade.

 “Thank you also to all our local customers for their continuous support.” 

Julian said: “It was a great pleasure to nominate the Saffron Brasserie for this award. The restaurant has put Cambridge on the map for fine South Asian cuisine and I wish it every success for the future.”


                                        Julian is pictured with (from left) Abdul Matin (Founder),
                                                Kamal Uddin (Chef), Habib Miah (Manager) and
                                                                 Mahmud Alam (Waiter).

                                                                                                              

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April 23, 2012

Restaurant's signature dish earns place in national cookery book

Cambridge’s Saffron Brasserie, nominated by MP Julian Huppert to compete for the title of the country’s best Asian restaurant,
is to have its signature dish included in a recipe book to mark the competition.

The restaurant, which serves Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine in Hills Road, has chosen Chicken Ghassi for the book which will be launched by the Tiffin Club, a cross-party group of Members of Parliament.

The dish is cooked with coconut milk, garlic, chilli, ginger and an array of spices and served with rice or rotis.

It will feature in the Tiffin Cookery Book to celebrate the 500 nominations the Tiffin Cup competition has received over the last seven years.

The competition raises money for charity and this year it is supporting World Vision which aims to combat poverty and its causes especially as they affect children across the world.

Julian said: “I am delighted that the Saffron Brasserie’s signature dish is going to be included in this book so that people across the country can cook this meal.

“Not only are we putting Cambridge on the map for excellent Asian food but we are also helping to raise money for a worthwhile charity at the same time.”

                

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April 17, 2012

MP hopes Indian restaurant will curry favour in national contest

 

MP Julian Huppert has nominated Cambridge’s Saffron Brasserie for a national competition to find the country’s best South Asian restaurant.

Saffron Brasserie in Hills Road serves Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine and will compete for the Tiffin Cup.

The competition is an annual event organised by a cross-party group of Members of Parliament known as the Tiffin Club.

Each MP is invited to nominate one South Asian restaurant from his or her constituency to go through to a regional final. 

The competition raises money for charity and this year it is supporting World Vision which aims to combat poverty and its causes especially as they affect children across the world.

Winners of the regional finals will be among 10 restaurants to cook in the Bellamy’s Restaurant in Parliament to compete for the overall title and the cup.

Saffron Brasserie director, Hannah Begum said: "We are delighted to be nominated by Julian for the Tiffin Cup.

“To be chosen as the best South Asian restaurant in Cambridge is a wonderful compliment for the Saffron Brasserie restaurant. We work hard to provide great food and flavours for our customers to enjoy authentic Indian & Bangladeshi cuisine in the heart of Cambridge.

“To win the Tiffin Cup would mean fantastic recognition of our commitment to bring great food, flavours and customer service to the residents of Cambridge and beyond. We have our fingers crossed that we win!"

Julian said: “I am delighted to be able to nominate the Saffron Brasserie for this award.

“The Tiffin Cup aims to seek out the finest South Asian restaurant and along the way we uncover some excellent restaurants across the country, which are bringing fabulous South Asian food and regional specialties to their customers.”


                 

                      Julian Huppert joins the team at the Saffron Brasserie. Pictured (from left) is                                                   Abdul Matin founder of the restaurant which is now run by his daughters,                             Hannah Begum and Shelina Miah and son, Shahidu Jaman.


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