Leaving Café Spice the other Saturday night I couldn't help noticing an unusual picture amongst the rows of award certificates and glowing restaurant reviews on the wall. So I photographed it. I recognised the picture's owner, Cyrus Todiwala, of course (middle row, 2nd left). There are two other highly-rewarded and amazing modern eclectic Indian chefs sitting in the same row. Some French chap is slouching about (front left) and I'm sure I've seen that woman opposite him before, at a football match I think. Enough. I know quite a few of these faces and I've met several of them in person. But how many can you name?
Click on the photo to enlarge. If you are really stuck, here's a cheat you can use. It's the autographs of the pictured chefs. But see how many you can get just from the photo first, without using the cheat.
I can't afford to offer a prize personally - and I haven't asked permission to make this offer - but I'm willing to stake my future career that if you can name 20 of the 34 chefs pictured above and turn up for your first-ever meal at Café Spice armed with a copy of this blog post and the list of names, they will give you a complementary dish on the house at the very least. If they laugh and throw you out, blame me.