$169 per person
23 AUGUST, 2023, 6PM


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Restaurant Month 2023 - Chef's Table at East

Vegetarians and plant-based diners, we’ve got you covered this Restaurant Month. Step into the elegant dining room of the Sudima Hotel and you’ll find East Restaurant, a modern, veg-forward Asian restaurant that takes on bold, piquant, aromatic flavours of Asia; presenting them in a unique plant focussed dining experience with the same great taste and flavours you'd expect from a conventinal Asian eatery.   

This exclusive Chef’s Table menu has been designed by Executive Chef Stuart Marsden and Head Chef Vincent Yan, and is bringing back some iconic favourites from East.

The team in the kitchen at East is incredibly diverse, spanning from China to Sri Lanka, Thailand to Hong Kong and every major Asian country in between. Executive Chef Stuart Marsden leads the kitchen troupe armed with his extensive culinary career in prominent restaurants across Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Bali and prior to joining East, alongside Che Barrington at the Blue Breeze Inn, Auckland. Alongside Stuart is Guangzhou-native wok master and Head Chef Vincent Yan who will showcase his mastery in Cantonese cuisine and wok-hei (meaning “breath of the wok”) into the dishes that will be served for the evening. 

This uniquely plant-focussed menu has been designed to share, but will also include some individually plated dishes. Come dine with East this August and taste the quintessential aromas and flavours of Asia. This 5 course menu will be matched to wines and cocktails.

Courses: 5 course menu with drink pairings - there will be individual plates and sharing style.

Part of Restaurant Month 2023. 

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Chef's Table at East - Restaurant Month 2023
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Chef's Table at East - Restaurant Month 2023

The menu 

Miang Kham with Betel leaves
Matched with a cardamom and chilli cocktail with Grey Goose Vodka

Mushroom and truffle dumplings with goji and chilli oil
Matched with a glass of Two Rivers Covergence Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Crispy tofu salad with cucumber, bean sprouts, crushed peanuts and sweet chilli
Matched with a glass of Elephant Hill Le Phant Blanc 2021. 

Rendang curry with jackfruit, oyster mushroom and cauliflower 
Matched with a glass of Black Cottage Marlborough Pinot Noir 2022. 

Mango pudding with coconut sorbet, sago pearls and toasted coconut shards
Matched with a bacardi rum cocktail with coconut cream, sugar syrup and coffee liqueur. 

Chef's Table at East - Restaurant Month 2023

Terms & Conditions: 

Important: Strictly R18. Host responsibility limits apply. 

Note about dietaries: As this is an exclusive one-off menu specially designed for the evening, we regret to inform that dietaries are not able to be accommodated. Menu is subject to seasonal produce availability. Non-alcoholic Sanpellegrino fruit beverages are available upon request during the evening.

Details are correct at the time of publishing – subject to change and availability. Event tickets are strictly limited and may sell out, see heartofthecity.co.nz for up to date information. 

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Last updated: 20 June 2023