- What: A day and evening guided tour of Birmingham's Balti Triangle, including cooking demonstrations, shopping and a three course Balti meal.
- Where: Throughout Birmingham's multi-ethnic Balti Triangle neighborhood. Restaurants take turns participating in the Balti Break.
- When: Balti Breaks are scheduled by Birmingham's tourist office every few months.
- Cost: In 2011 the cost was set at £30 per person for the day.
- Get dates and find out how to book at the Balti Birmingham website
What's it all about?Birmingham's Balti Triangle is a bustling and dynamic, multi-cultural neighborhood. If you aren't used to this kind of urban environment and if you have never eaten a Balti meal, the Visit Birmingham Balti Break is an excellent introduction. Here is what to expect:
- Meet your tour guide mid afternoon for a chat and snacks of samosas and pakoras while a top chef shares tricks of the trade.
- Watch a Balti cooking demonstration by one of the area's top Balti chefs.
- Tour the Balti Triangle to get an insider's view of the area
- Visit a traditional sweets center as well as -
- textile shops selling saris and traditional fabrics
- shops selling ethnic clothing and shoes
- a greengrocers offering exotic vegetables and fruits
- a spice merchant.
- Experience a three course evening meal in a top Balti restaurant.
- End the evening by joining in a fun quiz to test your Balti knowledge and win prizes.