Aligarh to Cook at Sheffield Food Festival!

20th May 2015

Demonstrating alongside some of Yorkshire's finest Chefs, Aligarh will be teaching festival-goers how to make Chicken Balti and Pilau Rice with a twist at this years Sheffield Food Festival.

With spring heralding a culinary explosion of fresh produce, colour and taste for producers and chefs alike, 2015′s Sheffield Food Festival promises to be tastier than ever, celebrating its fifth birthday from Saturday 23rd to Bank Holiday Monday 25th of May. Set this year on the picturesque green lawns of the Sheffield City Centre Peace Gardens, Chef Ali of the Aligarh restaurant in Crosspool Sheffield will open the second day of the festival with Aligarh's take on Chicken Balti. Having already hosted two cookery demonstrations since opening half a year ago, Chef Ali is sure to pack the 60 seater marquis so be sure to get there early! -I am very excited to show the 'passionate foodies' of Sheffield what makes Aligarh so special said Chef Ali. -We host these demonstrations at our restaurant and they are a big hit with our loyal customers and new patrons, with many of them taking spices home to try the recipes for themselves that night! Budding chefs and novices hope to find inspiration in the festival demo tent, where professional local chefs will demonstrate their skills, followed by chances to taste their creations. BBC Radio Sheffield will also be pitting presenters and chefs against each other in fast paced cooking battles, and the whole event is topped off by an artisan food market and tempting street food traders. -The Sheffield Food Festival aims to celebrate fabulous food from our region across a whole multitude of cuisines. The demonstration marquee is a firm favourite at the festival with regularly packed audiences, whilst we have a number of chefs who deliver for us every year we are equally delighted to welcome new chefs to the schedule, particularly those with a background in cookery schools and demonstration delivery commented Niki Baker, one of the festival organisers. -We are very much looking forward to seeing what Mr Ali will be cooking up for us on Sunday 24th. Offering the most authentic Kashmiri food and dishes, Aligarh have developed a wide variety of dishes with authentic and flavoursome tastes from Kashmir and the regions of the subcontinent. Already making a name for itself in the vibrant, friendly and proactive heart of the Crosspool community with meeting space available and many other seasonal and promotional events, Aligarh has hosted their own cookery demonstrations, and even had dinner with the former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. -The food was brilliant; I thought the atmosphere was fantastic, I thought the service was brilliant, everyone was incredibly friendly. Your fish dish for the starter was particularly good, succulent fish, perfectly cooked, delicious. said the former British Deputy Prime Minister. You can find out more about Aligarh at, on Twitter at @AligarhIndian or on their website or contact them to make a booking on 0114 266 6096.

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