Elliot Street's Ela Cuisine is back again as part of Restaurant Month with its hugely popular Onam Vegetarian Feast. For 2018 the eatery will serve no less than 25 vegetarian dishes for just $50 per person.
The communal feast will be served on banana leaves and diners are invited to eat with their hands rather than cutlery, working through everything from banana chips, pappadam and green apple pickle to eggplant in roasted coconut, beetroot in yogurt, parboiled red rice and lentil soup. Staff will guide diners through the menu items in full traditional South Indian white and gold attire.
Onam is the festival of the state of Kerala in South India and the highlight of this event is the vegetarian feast called 'Sadya'. Ela Cuisine's feast is planned entirely with seasonal New Zealand vegetables and topped up with unique imported items from Kerala.