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Chef Allam Ullah
Chef Allam Ullah

National curry showcase - Curry chef Allam Shah Ullah is set to take his talents from Sheffield to Slovenia as part of an initiative to showcase British curries abroad.

Ullah, of the Cutlers Spice restaurant at Gleadless, is one of a ‘magnificent seven’ chefs chosen from hundreds by Curry Life Magazine to take part in the Taste of Britain curry festival in capital Ljubljana next week.

The show is being run in partnership with UK Trade & Investment to promote Britain’s curry industry in the European market.

Ullah, who recently returned from an international curry cook-off in India, said: “To be asked to present my unique range of dishes like this is an honour. I am delighted to be selected among such an incredible group of champion curry chefs.”

All-day breakfast

Breakfast is turning into an all-day event at the Chimney House on Saturday. Following the success of their first coffeehouse special, the team is hosting a whole day of socials, at two-hourly intervals. Breakfast (at 9.30 and 11.30am) will include granola, pancakes, compotes and crispy bacon followed by home-made breads – all prepared by Tamper and PJ Taste. That’s followed by a three-course, courtesy of Nonnas, at 1.30pm; with coffee and cakes at 3.30pm. Tickets £10-£15.

Parlour made

A NEW community coffee lounge has opened at the Jesus Centre, Broomhall. The Parlour café and Breakout area offers a homely space for coffee, lunch or business meetings, with free internet access. It opens 11am - 2.30pm, Mon, Wed, Thurs and Fri, boasting the city’s cheapest cup of tea and good food at reasonable prices. The menu includes Fair Trade drinks, snacks and cakes. There are also weekly knitting and craft groups and a monthly men’s breakfast.

Taste of nostalgia

Childhood memories of Sheffield will be evoked at a special supper being staged by the Devonshire Arms, Middle Handley, on Wednesday, February 27. Traditional fishcakes will be followed by stew and dumplings in a Yorkshire pudding, and a dessert of sticky parkin. Diners are invited to take along their own family favourite dessert recipe and the winner – chosen by chefs Tom Lawson and Craig Middleton – will go on the pub’s Sunday lunch menu throughout April.

Time to party

The Wick at Both Ends in West Street has launched a new cocktail menu. Classic cocktails and Wick favourites are supplemented by a Tiki-inspired selection. Meanwhile sibling venue, The Harley in Glossop Road, is staging a month-long party, with 28 promoters staging a different event each night throughout February. Anyone who makes five of the 28 nights can claim a free gourmet burger.

Crafty night out

MANHATTAN Coffee House in Ecclesall Road holds a young entrepreneurs’ craft evening on Tuesday, 6.30-9.30pm, featuring jewellery designer Grace Marshall, fine art photographer Jessica April Riley, illustrator Lisa O’Hara, textile and print designer Briony Fox and illustrator and textile designer Beth Haudiquet. No admission charge.