The desi chef cooking it up in Auckland
Australia seems to be a dreamland for humble foodies and aficionados alike, no less because of the popular show Masterchef Australia that has become a cult unto itself. However, New Zealand too, is fertile ground for gastronomical explorations. Celebrated chef Sid Sahrawat’s popular restaurant SIDART, situated in a suburban inner-city in Auckland — which is often compared to Mumbai because of the trippy nightlife, cosmopolitan vibe and port-city intricacies — is one such feather in the country’s chef hat. And we just found out that he has launched an all new contemporary Indian fine-dining menu. It seeks to combine condiments from our country such as kingfish, daikon, hapuka, mustard seeds, tamarind, almond and Goan flavours with a more formal and precise aesthete. “It’s a reincarnation that showcases my metamorphosis from an Indian chef cooking kiwi food to a kiwi chef who incorporates love for Indian flavours,” Sahrawat said.