The Happiest Day Of Their (And Our) Lives


















It's not every day that a member of the TATTGOC brotherhood gets hitched. And it's even rarer that such a day of celebration can also be combined with an excellent curry. But, recently, one such glorious occasion occurred. And it was all thanks to Curry Club's ever-gallus design guru Lime Pickle and his beautiful fiancee – and now blushing bride – Sandi. So let's take this opportunity to raise a glass and wish them every happiness in their future life together. To Nick and Sandi!

OK, with that out the way ... what about the scran? Trampy and The Tramp wasted no time seeking out the menu, which was both enticing and wide-ranging. The generous selection of starters consisted of chilli chicken, seekh kebab, fish pakora – and for the vegetarians, some aloo tikka, chilli paneer and chickpeas. Mmmm. The main courses included chicken jalfrezi, lamb punjabi masala plus some veggie-friendly daal makhani, mutter puneer and panjabi tinda, accompanied by pilau rice, naan and roti, with raita and salad too. Feast your eyes below, and remember – you can click on the wee pictures to see them in all their mouthwatering glory.
































That last was the gulab jamin for dessert, which was simply divine, and there were also mango kulfis, which the excitable kids went a bundle for, possible because they came in plastic cones shaped a bit like Daleks. All in all, what an amazing spread. Throw in a Scotch egg and an Auld's coffee halo and Lime Pickle would have been crying even more.

With four active members (including, of course, the groom) in attendance, plus a couple of Missing In Action refugees too, it was like a mini Curry Club, albeit one in slightly more formal livery than usual. But more than that, it was a genuine hootenanny for the senses – and after a quick straw poll, it was decreed that this was the best wedding meal any of our number had ever experienced. And best of all, it just kept on coming! Truly, this was the happiest day of our lives. And like many of our traditional Curry Club excursions, one of the most memorable moments was kept until last. There was no need to faff around with a bill for the food, obviously, but the newly-married Mr Pickle was later confronted with a bar tab (above) that packed quite a punch. Still, it was aye worth it, eh? It certainly brought a tear to both Trampy and The Tramp's eyes...

Additional photography by Steely Dansak

6 comments:

The Tramp said...

Congratulations again Nick & Sandi. It was an amazing wedding and indeed the finest reception meal I've ever encountered. Although just the main meal has been covered in the post I'd also like to give a shout out to the post-ceremony, pre-dinner scran that was available too. I think the samosas were quite possibly the best I've ever eaten and the pakora were tip top too. It was also endlessly amusing to see slightly bemused westerners discovering that they maybe shouldn't have covered the indian sweets (also fantastic) with a heafty ladle of chilli sauce.

Anonymous said...

Dhalicious!
Congrats to the happy couple. So, Tramp and Trampy, when are you setting a date yersel?

The Tramp said...

I think that The Trampette would have something to say about that...

Rick Deckard said...

Looks like an historic day. I wish the happy couple all the best, and was also intrigued to discover that if carefully examine the enlarged photos of the food, you can almost make out the identity of the photographer in the reflection of some of the spoons. Sorry, it's just something I do...

Spicy Lover said...

Geez! That's one heck of a wedding feast. Superb. All the best to the newly weds. :-)

Lime Pickle said...

Thanks very much brothers for all your well wishes. We still have some of the scran in our freezer if anybody is down Leith way and hungry.

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