Come Dine With Me champions The Coconut Tree offer a taste of their winning menu

Come Dine With Me champions The Coconut Tree offer a taste of their winning menu
Come Dine With Me champions The Coconut Tree offer a taste of their winning menu

Chefs from an Oxford restaurant that won Channel 4's Come Dine With Me: The Professionals are going on tour.

Rashintha Rodrigo and Shamil of The Coconut Tree are hitting the road this October and taking their Sri Lankan eats to the masses.

The chefs scored an incredible 38/40 on the show which aired in July.

The dishes they prepared have been passed down from parents and grandparents and included egg hoppers - a type of pancake made from rice flour and coconut milk - crispy fried lamb balls and three different Sri Lankan classic curries: dhal, mango, chicken or cashew.

Co-founder Rodrigo said: “This is a chance to invite people from all over the country to join us at our table and enjoy the uniquely Sri Lankan flavours we're so passionate about.

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"The best way to understand Sri Lankan flavours is to try them – and you can even take them into your own home with our Hopper kits."

He said appearing on the TV show was "a brilliant experience".

"We're really proud of this menu, and the other contestants gave us such fantastic feedback!" he said.

The Coconut Tree was started by five friends in 2016 with the aim of offering authentic Sri Lankan small plates served in a relaxed ‘island vibe’ setting, with great hospitality and upbeat music.

There are now nine sites across England and Wales.

On their Come Dine With Me tour, Rodrigo and Shamil will take their winning menu to all of them, taking along their Hopper Station to allow guests to try their hand at some Sri Lankan cooking for themselves.

The chefs will be at The Coconut Tree in St Clement's Street in Oxford on October 13.

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