Indian-themed night raises €2,700 for Amber

Royal Spice Indian restaurant on Patrick Street, Kilkenny raised €2,700 for its annual fundraiser in aid of Amber women’s refuge on Thursday night.

Royal Spice Indian restaurant on Patrick Street, Kilkenny raised €2,700 for its annual fundraiser in aid of Amber women’s refuge on Thursday night.

Raymond Lannen, one of the Amber directors, said the organisation was delighted with the funds, all of which will help towards the support systems for families in trouble.

Various businesses on Patrick Street all worked together for this event. Local artisan food producers provided ingredients for an Indian-fused menu while the Michael Buble entertainer serenaded the ladies around the restaurant.

Diners were greeted on a red carpet by two local photographers before being escorted to their tables for a complimentary glass of prosecco and canapés made from Ireland’s first caviar from Goatsbridge Trout. They were than treated to a three-course sit-down menu, with chicken dishes sponsored by Mary Walsh Free Range chickens and the fish dishes from Goatsbridge Trout. A special charity price on bottles of wine for €15 and prosecco was sponsored by Gleeson wines.

Auctioneer Ed Donohoe spiced the night up even further with an auction of lots supplied by local businesses, and Kilkenny chef Anne Neary conducted the raffle. Each diner also received a goodie bag with vouchers for treats from local businesses.