DASHA Toronto and The Soy Luck Club Honour Breast Cancer Awareness Month

DASHA restuarant and The Soy Luck Club collaboration to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

TORONTO — In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Toronto’s pan-Asian restaurant, DASHA, and the visionaries behind The Soy Luck Club have collaborated to support the CIBC Breast Centre at St. Michael’s Hospitality.

On October 24, guests in attendance witnessed a heartwarming display of solidarity and community support as DASHA’s executive chef, Hans Vogels, and The Soy Luck Club’s founder and chef, Eva Chin, united their culinary prowess. Raising essential funds for breast cancer awareness and research, their shared commitment to giving back to the community drives this collaboration, aimed at making a meaningful difference in the ongoing fight against breast cancer.

This exclusive ticketed event featured a curated six-course menu at $100 per person or for an additional $75, guests could indulge in a beverage pairing. To begin the evening, guests were offered an amuse bouche featuring plump oysters drizzled with a luxurious truffle vinaigrette. The journey through taste continued with the first course, Memories of Shanghai, showcasing silky egg tofu adorned with the essence of crab roe and ginger. The second course presented Vietnamese Beef Carpaccio, a symphony of textures and tastes with tender beef dressed in coconut fish sauce caramel and white shoyu, garnished with cilantro and green yuzu for a burst of freshness. The dinner also featured DASHA’s signature Wok Rocked Shrimp, in addition to Cantonese Chicken Two Ways. Guests concluded their dining journey with Thai lime pie featuring toasted meringue, lime curd and a vanilla crust.

“We’re thrilled and deeply honoured to stand in collaboration with chef Eva and The Soy Luck Club, a powerful force in our industry for this meaningful initiative,” says Vogels. “Cancer is something that inevitably touches us all at some point in our lives, whether it be a personal diagnosis, a colleague, a friend, or a family member. In my case, I lost my mom just a few months ago, so now, this month holds more significance for me than in previous years. Fuelled by this added motivation, I wanted to do something special and reached out to my friend Eva, and together, we came up with a two-phase event aimed at using our platform and craft to draw awareness and raise funds for cancer research. I’m excited to work alongside Eva once again and look forward to welcoming everyone to DASHA over the next month.”

The money raised from this partnership will go towards a new mammography machine, helping improve detection for the thousands of women being seen at the CIBC Breast Centre.

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