We introduced the Inferno Curry Challenge in 2014, which was named the hottest dish in Las Vegas by John Curtas of Eating Las Vegas. It became so popular that we turned it into an annual food challenge at the restaurant.
Each year, from October 1-31, anyone who dares to attempt and finish Mint Indian Bistro’s signature Inferno Curry receives the most coveted spot on Mint Indian Bistro’s Wall of Flame. In addition, they also receive a $50 Mint Indian Bistro gift card as well as an entry into a drawing for complimentary dinner entrées for a year (one per month, 12 entrées total).
In 2016, as we were getting ready to open our second location and taking the customer experience to the next level, we decided to do the same with our food challenge. So we introduced two more peppers that have an SHU higher than even the Ghost Pepper. At 1,041,427 SHU, the Ghost Pepper was the hottest pepper in the challenge up until 2015.
The chef added two extreme peppers: the Carolina Reaper, with its origins in South Carolina, which has earned the status of the world’s hottest pepper by the Guinness Book of World Records, as well as the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion chili, a close second on the heat index.