Tuesday Test Kitchen

Taking place on the first Tuesday of each month, this very special dining experience will see customers served two dishes each from Sidart, Cassia and Sid at The French Café. 

Hosted in the private dining room, The French Kitchen, at Sid at the French Café, diners will get to see chef Sid Sahrawat doing what he does best, as he cooks, plates and introduces each dish.

The Tuesday Test Kitchen’s menu will change each month, delivering a superb taste of the cuisine on offer at Sahrawat’s entire stable, where the dishes are always made with the best of New Zealand’s seasonal produce and finished with the chef’s signature flair.

Diners can enjoy the contemporary Indian food that Cassia has become famous for, the flavours of the progressive Indian cuisine now found at Sidart, and the European-style menu offered at Sid at The French Café. 

“People often ask me which of our three restaurants I think they should visit,” Sahrawat says. 
“This new format will give our diners a little taste of each restaurant under one roof, in a fun and communal atmosphere.

The Tuesday Test Kitchen is priced at $175 per person, which includes canapés, the six dishes from the Sahrawat stable of restaurants, the choice of a glass of champagne, Seedlip cocktail or beer on arrival, as well as Vittoria water and after dinner tea or coffee.

The Tuesday Test Kitchen dates for 2019 are: June 4th, July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st and November 5th. Each will open from 6.30pm for a 7pm prompt start. The Tuesday Test Kitchen can cater for some dietary requirements eg. Vegetarian, Gluten Free, no shellfish. customers are advised to contact the restaurant directly before booking. Unfortunately we cannot cater for vegans for the Tuesday Test kitchens although vegan dietary requirements are welcomed in the main restaurant for regular dining.

Christchurch charity luncheon at Sid at The French Café- SOLD OUT

A special fundraising luncheon is being organised on behalf of the Auckland hospitality industry by restaurateurs Sid and Chand Sahrawat (SidartCassia and Sid at the French Café) in the wake of the horrific terror attack in Christchurch on Friday 15 March. 

The lunch will take place on Sunday 28 April 2019 at Sid at the French Café with 100% of the proceeds donated directly via hospitality charity DineAidto Victim Support, to help victims and  families affected by the events.   

MC’d by broadcaster Kerre McIvor, the lunch will include a live and silent auction with hospitality packages donated by leading Auckland chefs and restaurants including Amano, Baduzzi, Café Hanoi, Michael Meredith, Phil’s Kitchen, Saan, Tantalus Estate, The Grove and many others.  

We are now accepting pre-bids on all live auction items, please download the auction catalog and email info@sidatthefrenchcafe.co.nz to register your pre-bid on any live auction item by 5 pm on Saturday 27th April.