Brought to you by Malanie Tillekeratne and Michael Hooper, The Little Sri Lankan began its journey back in 2020, when we were all in the clutches of the COVID-19 pandemic and some had fallen victim to the dreaded furlough.
Looking to offer something different to the people of Manchester, couple Malanie and Michael began creating Sri Lankan Curry Ready Meals from precious family recipes for delivery, and they proved to be a huge success.
Since then they’ve jumped head-first into the city’s thriving street food scene, offering up a regularly changing menu of traditional, authentic Sri Lankan curries and ‘Short Eats’ at markets across the city.
They first turned their hand to supper clubs back in April this year, serving a four-course feast at Nourish in Wilmslow to a room full of hungry foodies, desperate to dive into some brand-new South Asian flavours.
After the roaring success of their first event, the duo are back again with an incredible menu of established cuisine on Saturday 23rd July for £45pp.
To start off the evening, you’ll be greeted with an arrival drink and canapes from The Little Sri Lanken’s ‘Short Menu’ served alongside home-made ginger beer.
The Short Menu consists of Auntie Joyce’s Cashew Balls with bacon, potato, green chilli and mint, as well as Beef and Wild Garlic Patties and Seeni Buns – bread stuffed with a spicy onion relish. Diners can also indulge in Mutton Pancake Rolls with Archie’s Chilli Sauce and Jackfruit Cutlet.
For the mains, guests will have the option to choose from two timeless Sri Lankan curries. The Beef Smore is a hearty mix of aubergine moju, red rice, calvo nero parippu, hispi Cabbage mallung, carrot pol sambol and fenugreek pol roti, and the vegan dish sounds just as good.
It’s a plant-based pot of Potato, Pea and Cashew Curry that comes with parippu, red rice, hispi mallung, carrot pol sambol and fenugreek pol roti.
The evening will then conclude with a Watalappan – a coconut custard pudding made of coconut milk or condensed milk, jaggery, cashew nuts, eggs and various spices, including cardamom, cloves, and nutmeg – with Kithul Pani and a Coconut and Cashew Tuille.
Tea will also be served, Ceylon Tea from the Alton Estate in Sri Lanka, alongside ‘Love Cake’.
Diners will also be able to add an additional wine pairing with each dish, and there are vegan versions available, too. This isn’t one you’ll want to miss, so book yourself a table now via the link below.
A Taste of Sri Lanka
4-courses by The Little Sri Lankan
Date: Saturday 23rd July
Time: From 7pm
Venue: A Taste of Honey, West Didsbury