Forced to surrender his sovereignty at the young age of 15, the last Maharajah of the Sikh Empire was exiled to Scotland by the British, forced away from his mother and went on to become a Victorian gentleman and aristocrat.
He also became the fourth-best shot in Britain, loving to shoot game on and around his Scottish lands, ultimately bringing traditional Indian spices and cooking methods and mixing them with the local British produce.
We've teamed up with Zouk to take inspiration from this amazing story and re-imagined what a feast with the last Maharajah may have looked like over 200 years ago. It's going to be a sumptuous 10-dish gastronomic experience that takes key elements of Victorian British feasting and pairs it with the traditional Indian spices and influences.
On Thursday 24th October
we'll be serving this king of feasts for just £25
. Dishes include a Whole Stuffed Roast Lamb
, marinated in Zouk's very own signature blend of spices for 24 hours and then slow cooked for 8 hours, an Indian Spiced Crispy Duck
, Tandoori Quail
and a special Maharajah's Venison Curry
... all dishes we're sure you can imagine the Black Prince of Perthshire tucked into in Castle Menzies all those years ago.
Here's the full menu...
Poppadoms & Pickles
Indian Spiced Duck
Whole Roast Lamb
Whole Roast Chicken
served with jewelled rice, Seasonal Vegetables & Spiced Gravy
Maharajah’s Venison Curry
Wild Mushroom & Winter Squash Curry
Chocolate Fudge Cake topped with cinnamon poached pears and blackberries
The Last Maharajah's Feast
including 10 dishes
Date: Thursday 24th October 2019
Zouk, 5, The Quadrangle, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5QS
0161 233 1090