Colombo Social is transforming the last Saturday of every month into a culinary celebration with their newly launched ‘Mum Cha’ long-lunch series. This initiative, envisioned by Founder and CEO Shaun Christie-David, invites guests to join him and his mother, Shiranie, as they cook alongside Australian personalities and their mothers.

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Kicking off on 29 June 2024, the inaugural event features acclaimed chef Dan Hong and his mother, Angie Hong. This monthly gathering is not just about indulging in a gourmet 10-course meal; it’s a heartfelt tribute to the women who have nurtured and inspired us through food.

The concept behind Mum Cha

The concept behind ‘Mum Cha’ is to honour the profound influence of mothers in the kitchen and beyond. Each session will feature a unique collaboration where Shaun, Shiranie, and their guests prepare a menu that blends cultural traditions and cherished family recipes. These meals will be shared in an intimate setting with only 50 seats available, fostering a sense of community and connection.

Colombo Social Mum Cha Series Meal

What’s on the menu

Guests can look forward to a rich selection of dishes that reflect the diverse backgrounds of the participants. The June menu, for instance, will highlight the fusion of Sri Lankan and Vietnamese flavours. Shaun and Shiranie will present delights such as Shiranie’s signature Dhal Sandwiches, spicy beef and potato Patties, and the inventive Cheeseburger Pan Rolls inspired by Dan Hong. Meanwhile, Dan and Angie will offer Vietnamese staples like Mini Sugarcane Prawns and Fresh Rice Paper Rolls with tofu and mushrooms.

For $150 per ticket, guests will enjoy a sumptuous meal, along with a welcome cocktail and unlimited premium wines, making for a 90-minute culinary journey that is as enriching as it is delicious.

“Mum Cha is a homage to the generations of strong women who have shaped the culinary world,” says Shaun Christie-David. “It’s about more than just food; it’s about the stories, memories, and love that these women bring into our lives and kitchens.”