I went for a walk yesterday during lunch and my curiosity had me peering into the window of a not-yet-ready-to-open new business.
Freshly painted dark red walls. Luxurious fabric covered chairs.
What’s this? A tell-tale shiny new sign resting across some chairs. It bears the name of one of my all time favourite restaurants.
This restaurant is consistently considered one of Auckland’s favourite Indian restaurants and the place to go for south Indian food. They currently have 3 restaurants and this will be their 4th.
Many years ago, The Koala lived behind their Hobson Street restaurant. This was in the early days long before I fell in love with cooking. We ate there a lot. When the family realised that The Koala was artistically inclined (the art in the alleyway gave it away), they requested help with a child’s homework project. Butter chicken was payment for artistic guidance.
I wonder if times have changed?