when i first heard news of my work’s closure, it left me with a void that i knew i needed to fill.
i was soon going to lose the space where i was greeted daily by familiar smiling faces, the kitchen where i had spent hours crafting new dishes, and the tribe that i had gotten to know so well over the first 10 months of my move to kw.
on the other hand, i thought of all the things that i had gained: a new community and following of people who are genuinely interested in the work that i put out, new perspectives and approaches to what i do, and an indescribable support system of individuals who have graced my life this past year.
the closure brought a sudden opening of space, which i took as the universe telling me that it was time to start creating on my own terms.
and that bring us to….
an invite only dinner party where guests are treated to a 3-course tasting menu in an intimate space - a space where i can literally pour my heart and energy into every detail - a space where i can share my truest story.
this dinner series launched on thursday, august 15th and surpassed all of my expectations. it felt like the past 8 years of accumulated experiences and knowledge gratifyingly tied together to lead me to this point in time. a time where my mind and soul drive me to do what’s best for me - a time where i am finally marching to the beat of my own drum.
on the menu?
marinated ahi tuna and watermelon with basil vinaigrette and edible flowers from a local garden (inspired by my one-month internship in hong kong)
a thai falafel brown rice bowl with raw and pickled veg and a tamarind chili dressing (inspired by reid and our travels)
along with a mochi waffle with homemade coconut pandan ice cream and grilled peaches (literally all of my favourite things on one plate)
…plus a whole lot of heart and good vibes :)
monty’s will definitely be an ongoing project as i can take the concept with me wherever i go. it will morph into whatever i am experiencing at the time and will constantly evolve as i evolve.
my job as a chef is to evoke emotion from my food, to nourish and connect, and to create experiences that will have a lasting impact - all things i will constantly strive to do at monty’s.
to join the experience, visit mybfisgf.com/montys