Sid & Chand Sahrawat photo credit Josh Griggs

A special fundraising luncheon is being organised on behalf of the Auckland hospitality industry by restaurateurs Sid and Chand Sahrawat (Sidart, Cassia 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 DineAid to Victim Support, to help victims and  families affected by last Friday’s events.

The $250 a head six course tasting menu will feature a special menu curated by Sid and his teams at Sidart, Cassia and Sid at The French Café. The price includes champagne wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages, all team members will donate their time with suppliers also lending their support.

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.

Sid says he and Chand feel this is one small way in which they can help, “We were just so horrified at Friday’s events and to do nothing just doesn’t feel right to us, or to our teams and peers in the industry.

“We all want to help, and this is one small way we can show we are united in disbelief and to demonstrate solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Christchurch”.

The three-hour lunch will commence from midday, with drinks and canapés in the courtyard and diners will be seated from 12.30pm.  Tickets can be purchased by emailing the restaurant on [email protected]. Some dietary requirements will be catered to, please check with the restaurant before booking.  Smaller bookings of two to four may be seated at a table with another group booking to ensure maximum capacity in the dining areas.

Sid at The French Café

210 Symonds St
Eden Terrace

Phone: 09 377 1911

Dinner: Tuesday to Saturdays; Lunch: Fridays

Email: [email protected]

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