The owner of a Bradford restaurant is marking his third year at the helm by creating a new dish inspired by the city its serves.
Mirash Ali, who took over Paprika, on New Line Retail Park, Greengates, in 2011, created the “Bantam Dynamo”, a succulent chicken dish which he claims mirrors the city’s rich vibrancy, appeal and cultural heritage – and takes its name from magician Steven “Dynamo” Frayne and the nick name of Bradford City football team.
Mr Ali, an award-winning chef with 23 years experience, said:
“Over the last three years we have built up a loyal following and customers come as far away as south Leeds to sample our home-made dishes.
“This is a family-run business and to celebrate our third year at Paprika, which I run with the help of my brother Faz, who is front of house manager, we decided to create a new dish especially for the occasion.
“Bantam Dynamo draws its inspiration from this great city, and it is already proving to be very popular with our customers.
“I moved from Lancashire to Bradford, and I am now on what I consider to be the right side of the Pennines.
“Whilst the last three years have been hard work, I’m delighted we made the move to Yorkshire.
“Our kitchen is ‘open plan’, so customers can see how we prepare and cook our dishes.
“We are constantly looking at ways in which we improve our offering and service and have introduced a number of new initiatives, including early-bird deals and offers.”
Paprika is an interesting modern twist to the authentic Indian restaurant, fusing recipes from different cultures to create a unique dining experience, and has been described by customers as a “hidden gem”, “currytastic!” and “a lovely little restaurant with excellent service”.