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New restaurant Masala Soirée fuses Indian and French influences in Royston Park

New Indian restaurant Masala Soirée has opened in Royston Park fusing Indian and French influences.

New Indian restaurant Masala Soirée, located on Payneham Road, has recently opened its doors, offering a unique fusion of Indian and French influences that redefine the dining experience.

The heart and soul of Masala Soirée reside in its name. “Masala,” a quintessential element of Indian cuisine, forms the foundation of its dishes. The addition of “Soirée,” which translates to an elegant party in French, perfectly describes the festive atmosphere at the venue.

“My journey began more than 15 years ago, fuelled by a dream to infuse Indian cuisine with a touch of French elegance. Back in my cooking school days, the tantalising aromas of Indian spices ignited a fire within me, a flame that would guide me through the kitchens of esteemed establishments like The Ritz London, Cable Beach Resort, and Madame Hanoi at SkyCity,” owner and chef Sunny tells Glam Adelaide.

“The experiences garnered across continents only fuelled my desire to craft something truly extraordinary. Masala Soirée, nestled on Payneham Road, Royston Park, is the realisation of that.”

Masala Soirée’s logo, reminiscent of the mortar and pestle, pays homage to the traditional tools used for grinding spices. The mortar and pestle, also known as “sil-batta” or “okhli,” is a traditional tool used for grinding and crushing spices, herbs, and other ingredients. The chefs at Masala Soirée use it as a way to connect with their ancestral rich culture and preserve the authentic flavours and techniques of Indian cuisine.

The chefs at Masala Soirée have over 20 years of experience in Indian cuisine, putting together a carefully selected menu that includes vegetarian, street food, non-vegetarian, mains salads and desserts.

There’s vegetarian options like the Masala Soiree Special Paneer Tikka and Grilled Corn Ribs. Explore Indian street food classics like Pani Puri, a deep-fried breaded sphere filled with potato, onion, or chickpea, and Aloo Tikki Chaat, a crispy potato patty flavoured with spices and topped with yogurt and chutneys.

For mains, indulge in the rich and flavourful Paneer Lababdar, featuring a spicy cashew tomato paste cooked with sautéed onions. This dish strikes the perfect balance between sweet, tangy, and spicy flavours. And don’t miss the mouthwatering Gobi Musallam, a whole roasted cauliflower served with creamy Makhani gravy.

“My personal favourite on our menu is the Veg Maratha, a dish that holds a special place in my heart. Uncommon in most Indian restaurants, it’s a celebration of my roots in Maharashtra,” Sunny says.

For those seeking a venue for special occasions, Masala Soirée offers a separate function hall ready to host celebrations, from birthday parties to baby showers and family gatherings.

Masala Soirée
Where: 307 Payneham road, Royston park
Book: Click here
Instagram: @masalasoiree

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