Italy meets the Orient

Monkey Spices is best described as Italian cuisine with an oriental twist…intrigued??? Well you should be!

The cosy restaurant, in Rolleston Square, just 20 minutes from Christchurch is such a find. Owned and operated by Taka and Chie, the vision for Monkey Spices was fusion that works well and trying to bring the very best of both their cultures together.

Taking two such different cuisines and marrying them effectively obviously takes skill. Taka and Chie have created a real point of difference for Rolleston. And the name ……the Monkey is an animal of good luck, and the foundation of the Italian and Japanese cuisines is spice.

Next time you have visitors or want to treat yourselves – take the challenge for an ‘Italian -Japanese fusion’, it is divine.

Monkey Spices is a part of the Selwyn Wine and Food Trail

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