So, what’s been happening here at Relish? Well, we have some super exciting news to share…we’ve launched a brand new brand – ASHA INDIAN KITCHEN!
ASHA, which translates simply as ‘Hope and Prospect’, is a fusion of two different food cultures resulting in a contemporary style, a merging of Asian flare and flavours with fast-moving UK and European culinary trends. The result of which is authentic Indian cuisine, freshly cooked to serve the people of Cirencester.
The story of Asha is borne out of a long-standing idea between two highly regarded Cotswolds based hospitality figures. Having built up a discerning and loyal customer following over many years, our friend and neighbour Foyez Rahman has teamed up with our very own Andy Sampson, owner of Somewhere Else in Castle Street, Cirencester to bring a new and exciting authentic eatery to Cirencester.
Having frequently considered a pop-up collaboration outside the respective venues, the impact of the continuing Covid restrictions on the hospitality sector has offered them an opportune time to team up and reach out, to enthuse and inspire to both new and existing customers to enjoy a fresh and innovative offering.
Of course Somewhere Else is generally renowned for cocktails, tapas, contemporary brunch and lunchtime fare but this partnership with Foyez’s and his culinary team has resulted in the creation of Somewhere East, an Asian influenced offering.
We’ve been in constant touch with many of you via social media over the months and like us, you clearly want to see the back of last year. The resounding sentiment is that you can’t wait to get back to some form of social life and booking your first meal out, even under restricted circumstances, we know, will be the first call many of you will make.
Although currently we are restricted to deliveries, click and collect and takeaway, we believe that ASHA will give our combined friends and clientele a taste of luxury under lockdown, with the prospect of more exciting developments to follow.
The menu is sure to delight with an array of freshly made mains, sides, signature dishes and specials, cooked using locally sourced ingredients that have been sympathetically combined with authentic Indian spices to produce deliver the best experience in Indian cuisine.
From favourite Tandoori dishes and ever-popular staples including Korma, Madras, Bhuna and Biryani, plus a full supporting cast, you’ll simply have to place an order to fully appreciate why we’re so excited!