Dinner with Friends- Elemental Dinner

Acclaimed chef Sid Sahrawat is set to collaborate with friend and fellow multi award-winning chef, Ben Bayly. As part of the Elemental AKL Festival hosted by ATEED in October, the two night “Dinner with Friends” series will see the duo delivering a spectacular six-course tasting menu that celebrates New Zealand cuisine and where possible, using produce sourced from around the Auckland region.

Diners can expect a taste of each of the chefs’ signature restaurant styles. Sahrawat will bring modern New Zealand cuisine made using French techniques, while Bayly will deliver dishes from his new restaurant, Ahi.

“Dinner with Friends” will take place at Sid at The French Café on October 14-15. Tickets are priced at $250 per person, which includes six canapés and a six-course tasting menu. Each chef will be responsible for three canapés and three main dishes.  Some dietary requirements will be catered for – diners need to contact the restaurant to check before booking. 

Gaggenau Tuesday Test Kitchens- Monthly

The Gaggenau Tuesday Test Kitchen, diners will again be able to enjoy a taste of all three of chef Sid Sahrawat’s award-winning restaurants – SidartCassia and Sid at the French Café – under the one roof. 

Over the course of the evening, guests will get to see Sahrawat doing what he does best, as he and his team cook, plate and introduce each dish in a kitchen that has been newly fitted with a range of Gaggenau appliances. The kitchen is designed to be interactive so guests can come up to watch the chefs work on the appliances, ask questions and even help plate dishes.

The menu for the Gaggenau Tuesday Test Kitchen will change each month as it delivers a taste of the cuisines available across the entire Sahrawat stable. Priced at $175 per person, the Gaggenau Tuesday Test Kitchen includes canapés, the six feature dishes and the choice of a glass of champagne, Seedlip cocktail or beer on arrival, as well as Vittoria water and tea or coffee.
Bookings now open for 2020  and 2021
October 6th,
November 3rd
December 1st 

2021 dates- 2nd Feb, 2nd March, 6th April, 4th May, 1st June, 6th July, 3rd Aug, 7th Sept, 5th Oct, 2nd Nov.


Christmas Eve- Lunch

Get festive at Sid at The French Cafe. Our Christmas Eve Special lunch is a ticketed event. The ticket entitles you to a six-course tasting menu plus snacks, with a glass of Louis Roederer or a non-alcoholic Seedlip cocktail on arrival. Adult tickets are $200 per person. Children are welcome as well. Children will be served a special 3 course menu for $95 per person with a mocktail on arrival. Some dietary requirements will be catered for – diners need to contact the restaurant to check before booking.

This event is pre-ticketed. If the event can't go ahead due to Covid-19 or if you need to reschedule due to Covid-19 we are happy to either: reschedule your tickets to a later date in 2020/2021 and we will email you these date options when the restaurant reopens, OR issue you with a restaurant gift voucher for Sid at The French Cafe to the same value, for use in the next 12 months.

NYE at Sid at The French Cafe

Say goodbye to 2020, we know you want to... Our NYE dinner is a ticketed event. The ticket entitles you to a five-course tasting menu plus snacks, with a glass of Louis Roederer or a non-alcoholic Seedlip cocktail on arrival. Tickets are $250 per person.
Some dietary requirements will be catered for – diners need to contact the restaurant to check before booking.

This event is pre-ticketed. If the event can't go ahead due to Covid-19 or if you need to reschedule due to Covid-19 we are happy to either: reschedule your tickets to a later date in 2021 and we will email you these date options when the restaurant reopens, OR issue you with a restaurant gift voucher for Sid at The French Cafe to the same value, for use in the next 12 months