British man flies his dinner from England to France

Nearly all of us miss our creature comforts once we’re away from home, however one British expat has taken his hankering for a rooster tikka masala and lamb balti a step additional and had a curry from his favorite Indian restaurant flown from England to France.

Chicken tikka masala. Image by The Picture Pantry/Getty Images

Roy Buchan, a loyal buyer of the Akash curry home in Portsmouth, chartered a aircraft from Lee-on-Solent in Hampshire to Bordeaux, France simply so he might get pleasure from a curry from his favorite Indian restaurant. The £32-a-head order, which additionally included paneer korai and a naan, was cooked in Portsmouth after which re-heated in France as Buchan and 49 of his buddies scoffed it down as a part of a curry night time on the Bordeaux-Saucats aerodrome.

Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth, England. Image by John Harper/Getty Images

Speaking to The News newspaper in Portsmouth, Buchan mentioned: ‘although there are some Indian restaurants in France, the quality of food is nowhere near as good as in England.’ But as an alternative of heading again to Britain for a curry, Buchan and Faz Ahmed, the restaurant supervisor on the Akash, mentioned delivering a curry to Bordeaux by automobile. That’s when one other loyal expat stepped in.

Pedestrian Street in Old City, Bordeaux, France Image by Shutterstock

James Emery, who had eaten on the Akash for over 20 years, additionally occurred to be a pilot. The concept of flying a curry over the English Channel then took off. Emery managed to rent a six-seat aircraft from Iroise Aero Formation flying college in Brest and Ahmed obtained his cooks to start out cooking.

It’s not the primary time that Buchan’s want for a well-known curry has hit the headlines. The former Portsmouth resident took £105 price of Indian takeaway from the Akash to his home in France for Christmas dinner in 2014. Perhaps a holiday in India must be on the playing cards?

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