Revamped village pub The George at Kilsby hosted guests including local business leaders, Rugby’s Mayor and Michelin-starred restaurateur Andreas Antona for a glitzy launch event last week.
The event also marked the launch of a new Indian supper club at the pub, which reopened its doors at the beginning of August and has already become a hit with locals.
Guests at the event on Thursday, September 29th included The Mayor of Rugby, Councillor Carolyn Watson-Merret, who helped display The George’s five-star food hygiene rating, along with Andreas Antona, who owns Michelin-starred restaurants Simpsons in Birmingham and The Cross in Kenilworth and is a keen champion of the hospitality sector.
They were joined by local councillors as well as business owners from Rugby and the surrounding area, along with suppliers, members of the local community and local influencers.
A showcase of South Indian-inspired dishes from chef patron Hari Krishnamurthy included: prawn ghee roast with moilee sauce, raw mango and vegetable thoran; pork vindaloo croquettes with lemon aioli and burnt apple purée; Kerala beef roast with pickled turnip and blini, and spiced chicken with black dhal, feta cheese crumbs and pickled onion.
Dessert was a dark chocolate delice and guests enjoyed a signature cocktail of Midori, fresh mint and herbs as they enjoyed music from Warwickshire band Andi Wolf.
The George offers a varied menu of Indian-inspired dishes along with popular pub favourites including burgers, wood-fired pizzas and grills, with vegan, vegetarian and Halal diets well catered for.
The newly-launched autumn menu will be available from Monday, October 24th. In the meantime, The George will be hosting ‘Hari’s Indian Supper Club’ every Wednesday, focusing on different regional Indian cuisines each week, starting on October 5th with Kerala Week.
Hari says: “The first few months have been a whirlwind at The George. We’ve had an amazing reception locally, as well as some great reviews. It was wonderful to finally host an event to celebrate reopening, as well as showcasing some of the South Indian dishes that make an appearance in our menu alongside some classic pub dishes.
“We’re excited to add Hari’s Indian Supper Club to our offering at The George and hope that it, and our new autumn menu, will be as much of a hit with everyone as our first menu was. We can’t wait to build on what has been a brilliant start for us and are looking forward to a busy autumn, winter and festive season.”