Second helping of ‘a taste of India’

Following on from the very successful ‘Taste of India’ fundraiser in Cashel last September, it is now coming to the Stars of India Restaurant, Thurles with proceeds going to The Hope Foundation.

Following on from the very successful ‘Taste of India’ fundraiser in Cashel last September, it is now coming to the Stars of India Restaurant, Thurles with proceeds going to The Hope Foundation.

There will be dishes available to suit all palates from mild dishes like Korma to Vindaloo for those who like it hot! The night will give diners the opportunity to sample all the dishes available where they can eat as much as they like. Vegetarian options will also be available.

In the Bollywood themed night, guests will be treated to free Indian head massage, henna hand painting and a demonstration on sari draping. The chef will also give a demonstration and advice on blending spices and how to choose the right spice for the right meat. All of this will ensure a truly authentic evening.

The Stars of India restaurant approached the local Cashel HOPE committee members to offer their help and support in fundraising efforts. The committee members were delighted to accept their offer, and as committee member Anne Lund said, “it is great to work with a socially responsible organisation who wants to give something back”

The Hope Foundation is a registered Irish charity set up in 1999 to help restore basic human rights to the street children of Kolkata (Calcutta). It is a Cork based charity but a fundraising committee has recently been formed in the Tipperary area. HOPE funds over 60 projects in education, healthcare, shelter, vocational training, child protection and drugs rehabilitation. They work with 16 Indian NGO partners to rescue thousands of children from the streets and slums, improve their quality of life, and give them a better future. HOPE is currently reaching out to over 18,000 children.

Members of the local HOPE committee have spent time working with the charity in Kolkata and continue to work with them to ensure that the great work that they do is continued.

‘Taste of India’ on Tuesday, May 24, promises to a be a truly unique experience, where diners will get to sample Indian food and customs, listen to real stories from local volunteers, whilst supporting a worthy charity to help bring hope to the street children of Kolkata.

Tickets are €20 and include all food and a glass of wine. Bookings can be made at Stars of India, Slievenamon Road, Thurles (0504 21800) or with committee members. For further information, please contact Louise Haughney (087 6620594) or email lhaughney@gmail.com or Anne Lund (087 9432714) For more information on The Hope Foundation visit www.hopefoundation.ie.