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Bradford submits bid to retain curry championship
Bradford Council has submitted its bid to retain the Curry Capital of Britain crown by posting its entry for the high-profile competition.
The city brought home the title last year, and is hoping for a similar level of success in 2012.
This year’s entry takes the form of a film highlighting the success of Bradford’s curry industry. The film will be available for people to see on visitbradford.com in two weeks.
The four restaurants chosen by the public to represent Bradford this time are Aagrah, Akbar’s, Shimla Spice, and Zouk. Representatives at each, Arshad Mahmood, of Aagrah, Shabir Hussain, of Akbar’s, Shimla Spice’s Faisal Hussain and Amjad Bashir, of Zouk, were at City Hall to post the bid out.
Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, the Council’s executive member for culture and tourism said: “We are really passionate about curry in Bradford and the fact that Bradford was chosen to host this year’s World Curry Festival highlights this.”
Tricia Tillotson, the Council’s visitor economy manager, said the public vote part of the competition ended on Friday with Bradford received 55,000 votes – 91 per cent of the overall vote. This makes up part of the process, with the Council submission also counting towards the overall mark.
The winner will be announced on Monday, October 29.