Mango Lounge Wins at Asian and Oriental Chef Awards
Chef Ashwani Kumar of the Mango Lounge in Windsor has scooped the top award at this year’s Asian & Oriental Chef Awards. Open to professional chefs across all Asian and Oriental cuisines, nominations were invited from members of the public, restaurant critics, food journalists and bloggers.
Contestants were required to prepare a starter and main course in an hour. Marks were awarded for originality and creativity, technical skill, use of fresh local produce of known provenance, presentation and flavour.
The live cook-off event was held at Pillars Kitchen at the University of West London on Monday 21st February.
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“It’s not everyday one is invited to Windsor, the home of The Queen. A beautiful town just outside London with so much history, a place that’s great to go to for a little escape from the hustle and bustle of London. However, this time I’m invited to try the Gourmet side of Britons favourite take away. Indian. Now, Gourmet food I can tell you much about, having eaten in the world’s finest restaurants, winning the World Cookbook Award and having worked for Le Cordon Bleu there is many a Michelin starred Chef in my little black book. But gourmet Indian? Best bib and tucker on, and a strict talking to the other half we jump on the train at Clapham Junction and arrive just outside the Castle at the Mango Lounge Windsor.”
“There are approximately 110 restaurants in Windsor, in my view this is one of the finest.”
RICHARD, THE 7TH EARL OF BRADFORD
“Mango Lounge has brought a welcome air of elegance and sophistication to the Royal Borough of Windsor.”
CHRISSIE WALKER, MOSTLY ASIAN FOOD JOURNAL
“The Mango Lounge is one of the new breed of stylish and contemporary Asian restaurants.”
EMMA CLAYTON, BRADFORD TELEGRAPH & ARGUS
“Mango Lounge restaurant with blood red walls, offers a dazzling fusion of contemporary style Indian and Thai dishes.”
PETER GROVE, EDITOR MOOD FOOD MAGAZINE
“Mango Lounge in Windsor is an exciting example of the trend setting Indian restaurants growing up outside the major cities in Britain today.”
FOOD & DRINK GUIDES
“Today’s sophisticated palate often desires a little more than the standard Indian restaurant fare, which is why The Mango Lounge in Windsor is such a huge success.”
GILL GILAPSE, BEAT MAGAZINE
“Thank you so much for the most amazing experience today – your company and the most fabulous food – what a cocktail indeed.”
“For any restaurant to have such a fitting locality is prestigious in itself, but it seems that, of the scores of Indian establishments that are in this town, Mango Lounge has been drawing all the attention.”
BILL BUCKLEY, PRESENTER, BBC BERKSHIRE RADIO AND RESTAURANT REVIEWER
“A rose-flavoured kulfi made a welcome change from the usual pistachio or mango. The perfumed flavour was oddly delightful, the texture perfect, and a sprinkling of finely crushed nuts provided textural contrast.”
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