Saturday 25th April | £45 per person
The Dutch Barn, Owl Lodge, Lacock

Vaughan's Kitchen will take you on a culinary journey of India in honour of Queen Victoria, who became fascinated with learning about the country during her Golden Jubilee celebrations in 1887. She discovered more about the history and cuisine through her Muslim servant, Abdul Karim and even learned to speak Urdu.

The Queen and the British public found the new flavours, ingredients and recipes from the sub-continent exciting and different.  Some were classics like Rogan Josh and others gave birth to current favourites such as Chicken Tikka Masala.  Tonic water found its perfect partner in gin, Indian Pale Ale (IPA) was created through enduring the long sea journey to its destination.  Although the 'Empress of India' never actually visited the country, Abdul Karim personally cooked many of his country's classics for his monarch.

In keeping with the way Indian food was served in Britain in the late 19th century, all the dishes will be mild with chilli on the side for those who like some heat.

Arrive at Owl Lodge for 7.00pm - 7.20pm

Dinner commences 7.45pm - a three-course dinner in the Dutch barn, around the central fire pit.

Come dressed for April in the countryside!


On arrival


Bombay Gin & Tonic (this may change to a hot punch if the weather is cold) 

or a non-alcoholic alternative


Roadside savoury 'chaats'

To Start

Authentic parathas cooked in the woodfired oven

Spinach raita 

Flame cooked papads with mango &  ginger chutney

Kitchiri samosas 


Murg Makani (the original chicken tikka masala) 

Aubergine & celeriac korma (Classic 16th Century Royal Muslim Court dish) 

Sag aloo with orange & Lacocok wild garlic

Braised basmati rice pilaff

To finish

Gulab Jaman served with Indian chai

(a classic ancient Indian dessert derived from a sweet fritter that Turkish invaders brought to India) 


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