Monday, 14 October 2013
Arts Club and exciting new programme of events at Ayr Spice Minishant Restaurant
The beautiful function suite at Ayr Spice restaurant in Minishant is to become the venue for a wide variety of events in an exciting new programme including something for all tastes. There will be everything from an arts club to karaoke and indigenous, guest chefs from international cuisine cooking for the evening and then presenting demonstrations of their work, to psychic evenings – and much more. From November there will also be a monthly change of menu and a new healthy option on the daily bill of fare.
[Pictured: Ayr Spice Minishant Restaurant proprietor and head chef Mafiz Ali with Jack McChesney who is organising a season of Arts Club events at Ayr Spice.]
One of the most exciting innovations will be an international buffet for special occasions. In a cooperative venture with Dalduff Farm, there will be Scottish food and, in co-operation with other indigenous chefs, Japanese, Korean and Spanish items will take their place alongside the well-known Bangladeshi specialities from Mafiz’s kitchen. The first of these buffets will be presented at pre-Christmas parties and the restaurant will engage more live entertainment for its special nights. Both individual and corporate bookings will be welcome with special rates for larger groups – bookings for Christmas and the New Year period are now being accepted.
Concert pianist James McChesney, now retired from his post as conservatory teacher in Austria and settled in Ayr, is founding an arts club. It will cover music, art and a Burns Supper and the venue will be the Bangladeshi restaurant Ayr Spice’s lovely function suite in the old church at Minishant. The idea is not to compete with existing facilities but to specialize in helping young artists from Ayrshire at an early stage of their careers.
There will be two concert-performances among the six annual events and two groups of young people are being targeted. There will be those who are still at school and doing exceptionally well on their chosen instruments or of course, voice – all youngsters who may, or may not eventually study music, and the second target group will be a little further ahead and will consist of those trying to find their way into one of the most competitive sectors known to mankind - the performing sector. These may still be students or even have completed their courses and be trying to break into the profession.
Any young performers who would like to be considered for such a performance should contact Mr McChesney direct by e-mailing email@example.com with contact details and a possible 12 to 15-minute programme as well as quoting the instrument or voice category concerned. The respective tutors must be consulted before any approach is made and written permission will be required from the teachers concerned before any selection process or invitation to perform can be entertained.
Ayr Spice Minishant Restaurant
Ayr Spice Indian Cuisine can be found in the fine old red sandstone Memorial church at the entrance to the picturesque village of Minishant, 5 miles south of Ayr on the A77. The church was erected by the thread magnate Sir Peter Coats of nearby Auchendrane, in loving memory of his wife Glorianna, who died in 1877.
Indian food can be simple or elaborate, humble or opulent, within a culinary tradition that is centuries old. The unique gift of Indian cuisine is its inspired use of exotic spices and the finest fresh ingredients. Proprietor Mafiz Ali and his team at Ayr Spice are determined to bring you the best of that tradition, and look forward to welcoming you.
Ayr Spice Restaurant is open 7 days a week from 12 noon until 10pm including Bank Holidays, Christmas and New Year. Takeaway and home delivery are also available.
Ayr Spice Indian Restaurant
The Old Minishant Memorial Church
22 Ayr Road
Tel: 01292 441 413
Ayr Spice Indian Restaurant is a member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.