As we celebrate five years since Anand George brought his cuisine to Cardiff, and the 1st birthday of Purple Poppadom, Chef has penned his thoughts on his culinary journey.
“It is with a great sense of achievement that we mark our 5th anniversary of bringing our cuisine to Cardiff and the first birthday of Purple Poppadom.
I could not have achieved what we have in such a short space of time, without the support of the people of cardiff and wales.
When i arrived in 2007, i wanted to introduced a radically new concept in indian cuisine, and i am so pleased that the people here have shared my love of innovation.
Over the years we have built up great loyalty amongst our clients and also crucially amongst my team who have moved with me to create my new concept of Nouvelle Indian Cuisine at Purple Poppadom.
For me, Cardiff is almost unrecognisable from five years ago as a centre for cuisine. The appreciation of good food, quality products and innovation here has never been stronger and the conversation between food lovers across social networks is incredible and exciting.
For us, Purple Poppadom was a huge step forward, I wanted the freedom to create new concepts in Indian cuisine and for me Purple Poppadom is the perfect stage. You can see that from our new 501 celebration menu which came into force on 5th December.
We have explored entirely new ingredients, mainly Game based, including rabbit, pheasant and wild boar and goat, and for me that is the excitement of what we do.
This momentum of our Nouvelle Indian Cuisine is growing, and we will take it further, to entirely new levels and I look forward to our supporters coming with us on our culinary journey.”