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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

An email arrived. A request was made. A lovely lady from Fox invited us here at Food That Sings to celebrate the release of the hilarious hit, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

She generously sends me a link to download this gorgeous movie, plus a package of Pataks & Mission products. We assemble an assortment of other goodies, gather a handful of friends & create a delicious Indian feast for our movie night in. How good is that for a bit of fun?The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

We plan the menu, we do the shopping, we meet in the kitchen & share the preparation…that’s always a win :))

The laughter & the banter, the few drinks & the movie playing on the big screen beside us, all mingle harmoniously to transport & connect this lucky little group. Together in a happy place.The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Oh the smells as the dishes come alive…delicious & evocative! I wish you could join us!

And the colourful table, spread with the finished labours of love, a picture to behold. Lively & bold. The tastes & the textures, a pleasurable assault to the senses, each mouthful alive in it’s own little dance.The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

We had spicy Aloo Gobi (Indian-style potato & cauliflower), rich Tandoori Beef & creamy Butter Chicken. We had coconut rice, grilled Naan & pappadoms.

All the complimenting condiments, cooling raita, sliced banana with plenty of mint from the garden, toasted almonds, shaved coconut, diced tomatoes & fresh lime wedges.The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Plus 3 types of finely chopped home-grown chilli’s…(that caused a bit of a sensation & much mirthful topic for discussion! :))

To top it all off, soothing icy mango lasse to give the palate a bit of calm between each flavour party in the mouth.The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

And then later, we lay around the couches & watched this gorgeous movie. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Omgoodness, it’s just delightful. 😊Charming & quaint. Quick witted & funny. A saturation of colour & movement.The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

A plethora of personalities coming together. An underlying acknowledgement of human complexities. Blatant & brutal honesty with hard love, respect & jealousy.

An awareness of limited time, an excited anticipation of things to come. And always a celebration.

Do yourself a favour, have a break from your everyday, immerse yourself in the sheer joy of this movie feast.The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Like they often quote, among many other wise sentiments, “there’s no present like the time.”

We had the best Indian movie night-in! Can’t wait to see it again….

Please find your link below to download your very own copy of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel & own it on iTunes. Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

More detailed instructions can be found here

  1. OMG Roni I am constantly amazed at where your food jouney takes you! You are truly blessed by the people that join you on your life’s jouney. Your post was witty and beautifully written, how I wish I could have been part of your Indian night in. Thank you for the redemption code we will definitely download and watch the movie and think of you as we do. Much love always xo

    • Hey gorgeous girl, the redemption code has been changed from the initial email notification…it’s correct on the post :))
      It was such fun, & I am indeed very blessed :)) I wish you could have been here too…always :)) xx Oh & thankyou for the gorgeous compliment, mmwwaahh!!

  2. I loved this movie. I think I liked the first one better but they are both favourites of mine.

    • Hey maureen, yes they are both fun movies. They tell a lot about the intricacies of relationships on a whole lot of levels….& we had a great night so that’s always a bonus :)) xx

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