*1st ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CURRY FESTIVAL AND COOK-OFF COMPETITION COMES TO TAMPA BAY* September 17th, 2011 [image: curryfest.jpg] Tampa, Fla., September 17, 2011 - Curry lovers and novice will head to Tampa to celebrate one of the Worlds' favorite dishes, curry! The most eagerly anticipated ethnic food Festival and three-pot Cook-off for Professionals and Amateurs will be culminated with music and entertainment. This will be the first of its kind in the United States on this scale. The event takes place on Sept. 17 at the Bayanihan Arts and Events Center in Tampa, FL. - Featuring signature culinary creations from internationally known* Master Chefs Vicky Ratnani from India, Chef Suman Roy from Canada, Chef Massimo from Italy/Tampa* - *Red **carpet VIP event* - The Gala will feature England's newest sensation *Sonna Rele. Come mingle with the "Silk Teddy Bear" Ruben Studdard, Donnie Klang, winner of "Making The Band 4", and Torontos Roach Killa and Tampas Danger!* - 50 vendor booths - The Cook-off! Admission is* FREE* and open to the public from* 9-3 pm*. * - The dishes will be paired with beers and wines specifically designed to accompany curry dishes. - In honor of the Festival and Oktoberfest, the World of Beer on N Dale Mabry will launch a special beer tasting on *Thursday Sept 15th!* The Tampa Bay International Curry Festival is hosted by Georgetown Wesleyan University, USA (GWUA). The International Curry festival is not solely about curries. It is a celebration of the vitality and energy of the Tampa Bay community, a melting pot of cultures formed by waves of migration that has seen Indian, African, the Caribbean Islands, South & Latin Americans, Europeans and the Middle Eastern arrival settling in the Tampa Bay area. This year's event is proudly sponsored by *Drs. Kiran & Pallavi Patel *Foundation for* Global Understanding*. The Foundation's solution is inclusive and holistic, based on integrated interdisciplinary research, scholarship and teaching. -- For more information please visit www.tbicf.com direct questions to info@xxxxxxxxx or call 855-luv-curi. For media related inquiries please contact Suja Chetty at 855-588-2874 ext.705 or email Suja at Suja@xxxxxxxxx * After 3pm tickets go on sale for only $10.