The €10,000 Curry: It’s All for Nepal


KEVIN O’TOOLE of The Chameleon restaurant talks to Mark Finnegan about a new charity drive in aid of Nepali earthquake victims.

Fancy winning dinner for two and overnight accommodation at Neven Maguire’s acclaimed MacNean House and Bistro in Blacklion, Co Cavan, eating some superb food, and raising money for the earthquake relief effort in Nepal?

Then head for Smock Alley Theatre in the heart of Temple Bar in Dublin on May 24 for a night of curry, drinks and dancing being organised by three chefs.

The informal dinner is open to 100 guests and is priced at €100 per ticket, with the aim of sending at least €10,000 to Nepal through the charity Touch Ireland.

On the night, guests will sit at one of three long tables. Each table will receive a different starter prepared by the three chefs who are organising the event: Kevin O’Toole of The Chameleon in Dublin will cook an Indonesian starter, Shamzuri Hanifa of The Cottage in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim will prepare one from his home country of Malaysia, while Lina Dhakal Gautam of Monty’s of Kathmandu in Dublin will cook a Nepalese starter.

For the main course, each table will receive three large pots of curry — one Indonesian, one Malaysian and one Nepalese — plus accompaniments and wonderful wines, followed by dessert, which has been kindly provided by gorgeous Queen of Tarts.

“All of the chefs are working for free, all the ingredients are being donated by our suppliers, and all the wines are being carefully selected and being offered for free,” said Kevin O’Toole.

Duration: 15'11" DATE: May 18, 2015
Interviewer:Mark Finnegan
Producer:Mark Finnegan
Interviewee:Kevin O'Toole
Themes:Local News
Keywords:Nepal, Charities, Earthquake, Victims, Appeals
LocationDublin, Ireland Time Period:2015
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
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