Christchurch charity luncheon at Sid at The French Café

A special fundraising luncheon is being organised on behalf of the Auckland hospitality industry by restaurateurs Sid and Chand Sahrawat in the wake of the terror attack in Christchurch.

The lunch will take place on Sunday 28 April 2019 at Sid at the French Café with 100 percent 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 said 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