"a curry that is fit for a King."
A restaurant in Northampton has created the “world’s most expensive curry” for the King’s Coronation.
The dish at Saffron features corn-fed chicken tikka cubes in a sauce that is infused with rare spices and topped with 50g of edible 24-carat gold leaf.
Called the “world’s most expensive curry”, the dish costs an eye-watering £2,023.
Owner Naz Islam said the dish is perfect “for Royalists with deep pockets”.
He added: “The Coronation of King Charles III promises to be an event that the whole country will remember forever. It’s a moment in history.
“We wanted to mark it in style by creating a dish that is fitting with such an occasion.
“We have sourced the very finest ingredients from around the world to produce a curry that is fit for a King.
“We will be using 10g of Asian saffron in the dish, which is one of the most expensive spices you can buy.
“Edible gold leaf will top the dish to give it an extra regal feel. It will look and taste incredible.
“The price tag might be prohibitive unless you live in a palace but for any Royalists with deep pockets this is the perfect way to show your support for our new King and Queen.
“It’s rich in character and flavour.”
It is reported that Saffron arranged for the pricey curry to be delivered to Buckingham Palace to give King Charles III the opportunity to give the dish the Royal seal of approval.
Naz was also thanked for his services to business and charity in Northampton at a ceremony in the Mayor’s Parlour at the Guildhall.
He has raised more than £90,000 for local charities and established a school and orphanage in one of the poorest areas of Bangladesh with the help of his family.
Naz said: “As a proud Northamptonian, an honour like this is something I never thought would happen to me.
“It was a very special moment and one I will treasure forever.”
“Although my roots are well-established in Bangladesh, Northampton is very much my home town and I care passionately about its fortunes.
“It is where I have made my life, raised my family and grown my business. It means the world to me and I am grateful beyond words for this recognition.”
Mayor of Northampton, Councillor Dennis Meredith, added:
“I have known Naz for many years and he is someone with Northampton in his heart.
“He has accomplished many wonderful things in the community and I am always grateful for his support and longstanding commitment to fundraising.”