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Cafe Saffron Goes Local

Cafe Saffron Choosing Local Produce

Cafe Saffron Choosing Local Produce


Award-winning Indian restaurant Saffron in Oldbury, Birmingham has won the support of its discerning customers for its commitment to supporting local food producers.

More than 80 guests tucked into an innovative special menu featuring fresh seasonal ingredients ranging from fruit and vegetables to chicken and lamb, as well as sustainable English seafood, at the restaurant’s first ‘Let’s Go Local’ event.
Diners happily forked out an average of £35 per head for the three-course dinner after Saffron invited everyone to pay only what they thought their meal was worth.
Saffron, renowned for offering Asian food with a modern Western twist, selected the ingredients from no less than five different Midland farms on the same morning.
The ingredients included lamb from Scaddows Farm near Ticknall in the East Midlands, rhubarb from B&G Nurseries in Evesham, mushrooms from Livesey Brothers in Ashby de la Zouch, chicken from Oakfield Farm in Derbyshire, and sea bass from M&J Seafood in Smethwick.
Executive head chef Sudha Shankar Saha prepared a range of three succulent starters including lamb shikampuri kebabs with roasted cherry tomatoes, apple and pear salsa, mint yoghurt dip and micro herbs.
Customers also enjoyed a choice of three exquisite mains included Tandoor cooked spiced chicken breast with chilli and coriander khichdi, yellow lentils and mooli relish – followed by a delightful dessert of bay leaf and cinnamon scented rhubarb compote with mango, vanilla ice cream with nutmeg.
Sudha Shankar Saha said: “The evening was a great success in showing our commitment to sourcing fresh seasonal low-mileage produce and supporting local farmers. Our customers were delighted with the experience, which they showed in paying what we would normally have charged for their meals.”

More info on cafe Saffron  HERE

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