Indian pop-up Darjeeling Express serves lunch at The Cinnamon Club

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The food of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) mixes British, French, Chinese and, of course, Indian influences – and Indian pop-up Darjeeling Express is bringing this unique cuisine to London’s Cinnamon Club for one afternoon only.

Guests can soak up the Westminster restaurant’s elegant decor and benefit from its top-notch service while enjoying a Kolkata-style banquet devised by Darjeeling Express’ founder and chef, Asma Khan.

Highlights from the multi-course feast include mustard-and-coconut tiger prawns, aubergine fritters with tamarind chutney, and classic mutton biryani, while side dishes will include potatoes flavoured with panch phoran (known as ‘Bengali fivespice’), as well as parathas, raita and Khan’s signature chutney. A special wine selection will be available to complement the dishes on offer, specially selected from The Cinnamon Club cellar. Save room for the finale to the afternoon’s spread: desserts such as exotic fruits marinated in Himalayan rock salt, lime juice and brown sugar.

No self-respecting Indian feast would be complete without a tea selection, so boutique company Lalani & Co has been drafted in to offer guests an array of Indian teas to complete the meal.

Darjeeling Express at The Cinnamon Club will take place on Saturday 27 April in the restaurant’s private dining room (pictured); tickets cost £55, excluding wine. To book your tickets, visit the Edible Experiences website.