Modern Indian restaurant Cassia, located in Auckland’s CBD, just upgraded its à la carte list by introducing a five-course tasting menu that pulls both new dishes and established ones together. Inaugurated in July 2014, the restaurant is a brainchild of top chef Sid Sahrawat, whose winning formula combines seasonal New Zealand produce with Indian flavours and cooking techniques.

Every freshly introduced dish has been specifically created for this new Cassia experience, as Sahrawat defined it. “It’s an opportunity for the kitchen to be extra-creative in the menu design,” he said. “We expect the tasting menu to build on our current loyal customer base and be an attractive option for food lovers, especially new diners.” The tasting menu, set to change on a monthly basis.