After the welcome lunch, press interviews and introduction to the kitchens, it was time for a party. Delhi’s top brass received invitations to drinks, a buffet style dinner and the chance to talk to us about the festival. The gardens in the front of the hotel were dressed for a special occasion, a huge stage with British high commission banners celebrating Great Britain and our relationship with India. A bar and individual kitchens were set up, ready for us to display and offer a selection of our menus. My kitchen offered Coronation chicken, Fish and Chips and Apple Crumble. Fish and chips proving to be a revelation and hugely popular with expats and locals alike.