If, like me, you lamented the closing of Asha Gomez’ landmark restaurant Cardamom Hill, wipe those tears away. Asha wasn’t abandoning us, dear ones … on the contrary! Cardamom Hill seems to be just the first act in a series of dynamic culinary performances produced by this endlessly talented chef. Now, over in O4W’s Studioplex, the doors of Spice to Table are wide open for the next helping of Asha’s beloved Kerala-Southern-fusion-style cuisine, served up with enthusiasm, her face glowing from right behind the counter. That’s right, the counter.

Spice to Table functions as a type of Indian patisserie, or bistro, with the daily options featured behind glass, allowing you to order based on which dish delights you the most visually. Asha longed to make her menu more accessible, reinterpreting her specialties in a casual dining atmosphere. The resulting impact makes a visit to Spice to Table feel like stepping right into Asha’s house, catching her cooking something up and insisting you stay for a taste. And taste you will … every possible taste, from sweet to spicy to savory — often on one plate. This is a full-palate meal.

High ceilings, bright colors, natural elements blending seamlessly with fabrics and art pieces -- Spice to Table presents a full palate experience.

High ceilings, bright colors and natural elements blend seamlessly with fabrics and art pieces — Spice to Table presents a full-palate experience.

An inspiration cookbook falls open awaiting your perusal at Spice to Table.

An open cookbook, filled with inspiration, awaits your perusal.

A kitchen hutch brims with special touches at Spice to Table.

A kitchen hutch brims with special touches.

Such a stylish touch... rustic chairs with rice sack seat cushions, as Spice To Table.

Such a stylish element … rustic chairs with rice sack seat cushions

Did somebody say lunchtime? Cannot wait to devour this spread!

Did somebody say lunchtime? Could not wait to devour this spread!

Spice to Table's roasted veggies and masala-rubbed fish, almost too pretty to eat... almost.

Roasted veggies and masala-rubbed fish, almost too pretty to eat … almost.

How can pork vindaloo look like a gorgeous bouquet? When Asha Gomez is in the kitchen, the artistry swirls around every single dish.

How can Pork Vindaloo look like a gorgeous bouquet? When Asha Gomez is in the kitchen, the artistry swirls around every single dish.

Curried chickpea and potato deliciousness... at Spice to Table.

Curried chickpea and potato deliciousness

Wrapping up a perfect meal with a luscious dessert, the Spice To Table signature Amma's Spiced Carrot Cake.

Wrap up a perfect meal with a luscious dessert, the Spice to Table signature: Amma’s Spiced Carrot Cake.

Mango Bread Pudding at Spice To Table -- sweet with a spicy pepper finish. To. Die. For.

Mango Bread Pudding is sweet with a spicy pepper finish. To.Die.For.

Asha's even got her own Spice To Table Blend coffee developed with the team from Rev Coffee.

Asha’s even got her own Spice to Table coffee developed with the team from local roasters Rev Coffee.

Follow the restaurant on Facebook to see the rotating menu headliners and treat yourself to an afternoon at Asha’s place. Chow down on a full plate, or cozy up with chai and cake while you flip through a book. Make yourself at home and celebrate the spicier side of life.

Just a little recent nod... Asha you deserve it!

Just a little recent nod … Asha, you deserve it! (Image: Asha Gomez)