The World Curry Festival, City Park, Bradford, culminated in a black tie finale dinner at the Corniche Restaurant, Victoria Hotel, where guests enjoyed a menu designed by internationally acclaimed Indian chef, Hemant Oberoi, finished off with chilli chocolate tortes and mango mousse specially created and supplied by local bakers and patissiers, Just Desserts of Shipley.

Organiser Zulfi Karim invited the award winning Shipley bakery to supply desserts for its British-Raj inspired evening to complement the 4 course menu made with locally sourced produce. The handcrafted chilli tortes combined an oreo biscuit base with cream and dark chocolate ganache, finished with a hint of warmth from the chilli. Chef tutors and students from Bradford College worked alongside the Grand Master Chef to present the meal.

Celebrating its fourth anniversary, the World Curry Festival, a free event backed by Bradford Council, showcased all things curry combined with a programme of live street music, arts, a market street with food and drink stalls and cultural activities.

James O’Dwyer, managing director, Just Desserts said: “We were delighted to be invited by the World Curry Festival organisers to supply desserts for the event’s glittering black die dinner. We are so pleased with the results of the chillichocolate tortes and mango mousse puds that we are hoping to launch them for foodservice and hospitality markets.”

Established in 1985, Just Desserts produces an extensive range of handmade desserts and quiches for restaurants, hotels, pubs, garden centres, farm shops, delicatessens, visitor attractions and a wide variety of foodservice outlets.