Patelvis at Blue Tiffin January 24th

Patelvis Mahdlo Poster

The awesome Patelvis is making a special appearance at Blue Tiffin in January.

Patelvis Mahdlo Poster
Patelvis will be performing in support of the amazing, brilliant MAHDLO Youth Zone, a huge facility for the young people of Oldham. As always there will be classic hits a-plenty and audience participation with Karaoke and a full evening of great entertainment from Patelvis.

MAHDLO launched in March this year with an official inauguration ceremony later in October with the ribbon being cut by HRH Prince Edward.

We are huge fans of Patelvis and of MAHDLO and of Blue Tiffin too who in addition to being a terrific restauant, host a lot of charity events  and we will be there taking pictures on the night for a special PAT goes MAHD at the TIFF gallery.

Links More about MAHDLO:
A video tour around MAHDLO on launch Day (march)
Launch event Gallery
Cutting the Ribbon at MAHDLO (Oct)

A WamaVamaLamaSaki Launch Party


Vamasaki  Oldham hosted an open evening/full blown launch party with entertainment and nibbles galore last night.

It was by invite only and somehow we got invited!

Following on from the opening of their new restaurant near mumps just over a month ago Vamasaki held an event to introduce the diners of Oldham to their new place. There was a terrific singer Natalie, dancers outside were twirling and hula-ing with hoops illuminated by coloured lights and sometimes fire! Our favourite Bollywood dancers, Panache were there too. It was very entertaining. The place was packed, with quite a number of regulars from the “old place” at Grains Bar turning up to enjoy the occasion and had a fine time too.  It looked great – here are some pics.

Bollywood Goes to Ashton


The latest recruit to the entertainment revolution is Blu Spice in Ashton – a nice bright, modern style restaurant who on the 12th had a Bollywood night night featuring the ever-popular dancers of Panache. We are big fans – they dance, have loads of personality and as can be seen, really get the audience involved, patting the dog ,changing a lightbulb and other Bollywood moves. A great night, great dance, good food, fantastic fun; the Ashton audience loved every minute and joined in enthusiastically.

Rochdale Feel Good Festival Visit and Pictures

Cooking up at the Chatt Cart

This year marked the fifth Feel Good Festival in Rochdale and one of the most popular features each year is the celebrity chef cooking demo’s on-stage. this year’s star and guest host, making a welcome return from 2011 was BBC Fusion Chef, Aazam Ahmed. Meanwhile in the square among the stall several local chefs and food stalls were cooking up a storm of live hot goodies. Farooq Ahmed of Heywood’s Veenas restaurant was sharing his expertise and demonstrating his famous “10 minute curry” technique. Other local stall we spotted of particular interest included Peritos, who we visited and wrote about recently and Chaat Cart who were cooking delicious savouries with a smile under their really, really red canopy. We loved their cartoons and graphics too and the way these imaginative establishments use them to build their unique, fun personalities to engage their customers.

The Rochdale Feel Good Festival always has a good selection of food on show in the market with stalls selling cuisine from around the world. On equal footing with the celebrity Chef’s, here are some of the people, stalls and goodies of the festival.

Of course it wasn’t all food, there was entertainment aplenty culiminating in an evening concert feature Motowm Classics Martha Reeves and the Vandelas. More pics of this festival in general can be seen at

We also used the opportunity to expose this site to the attention of the *Sylhet Times Digital’s 21,000 viewers. Instead of having a restaurant section in the news site this will now be the destination of their “eating out” section. A bonus of this arrangement means that we will start featuring videos in some of our restaurant articles from time to time as well as photos.

*Sylhet is the place in Bangladesh where the majority of the U.K.s Bangladeshi citizens, or their parents or grand parents came from, particularly those in the North-West, many of whom started restaurants, in fact: the majority of “Indian Restaurants” in England are run by Bangladeshi’s, whereas in Scotland however it’s Punjabi’s.

BBC Star Chef Aazam Ahmad Returns to Rochdale Festival

Aazam Ahmed Feel Good 2012 Rochdale

Last Year the 4th Rochdale Feel-Good Festival saw star turns from from TV Chef Ainsley Harriot, Aazam Ahmad in the tent and outside local chef Farooq Ahmed of Veenas restaurant demonstrated his famous “10 Minute Curry” technique. This year the BBC Fusion guru of Indian Cookery Aazam Ahmad will again  be displaying his skills on Friday 31 August at 10am & 3pm and Saturday 1 September at 10am & 2pm.

The festival also features a huge market area with many attractions, entertainment and a great concert.