It is every chef’s dream to win an award for their cooking and the talented Sid Sahrawat won TWO awards during a recent presentation for his restaurants Sidart and Cassia, both located in Auckland. These separate accolades for his passion and skills in the kitchen have surely made him the king of dining in Auckland, if not the whole of New Zealand. These were awarded to Sid at the 2018 award ceremony for Restaurant of the Year by Metro Peugeot.
Sidart is actually the restaurant that won the biggest award of the night, this fine-dining restaurant is definitely a favourite amongst customers throughout Auckland. Sidart is known for its range of dishes, its cool atmosphere and quality service by friendly staff. In addition to being the chef at both restaurants, he also owns both businesses with his wife and business partner. Although they are successful, the establishments are quite different with Cassia being an Indian restaurant that has quite different vibes to Sidart. What started off as a pipe dream from a very young age, this chef is now setting an example for wannabe business people everywhere. Sid is certainly doing something right and so are his staff, the bar manager at Cassia even won an award naming him Restaurant Personality of the Year.
The panel had 100 contenders to choose from in these awards so it was by no means an easy win, with many successful fine dining restaurants throughout Auckland up for awards. With Sidart in its tenth year, it just goes to show that you can achieve anything if you have enough determination and put in the work required. It’s now known what is going to happen at next years awards but providing Sid Sahrawat keeps having such amazing attention to detail, we are sure to see him in there somewhere.