Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a private dinner with wedding and event planners at the new Momofuku Daisho, a David Chang restaurant on the third floor dining space of Momofuku, inside the beautiful Shangri-la Hotel. The intimate space takes after the Shangri-la influence, specializing in shared family-style eating and featuring asian fusion cuisine. Momofuku Daisho’s versatile space could be the perfect spot for private events, wedding rehearsals or special occasions.
Most of us will be familiar with the popular Momofuku noodle bar downstairs. Daisho takes after the same Japanese influence in its decor, but with an upscale feel.
Our table awaits! Our table seated 16 people and the bench seating with family-style cuisine made it feel more intimate. The floor to ceiling windows makes for a beautiful backdrop to the meal. This space could very well be transformed into a great cocktail reception space.
The menu gives us a taste of what we will be experiencing. Large format meals, as they are called, will dictate the pricing for your meal. The centerpiece of our meal was the $240 bo ssäm, a slow roasted pork butt.
Our meal started off with a mix of fusion appetizers. Above we have the radish and arugula salad, with a falafel steam bun with sesame, turnip and yogurt.
After a few oysters, buns and drinks, our gigantic bo ssäm arrives to the table. It has delicious caramelized skin, and is eaten with kimchi and ginger scallion sauce, wrapped in lettuce. The website says it feeds 6-10 people but with appetizers and dessert, there was leftover with 16 people! Also, do not miss Momofuku’s crack pie (to die for!).
Long time friend Gord, from Stories Worth Sharing, was able to join me for the yummy meal. Hope you had fun schmoozing! Thank you Momofuku for the hospitality and great grub!
Rebecca Chan is a Toronto event designer and event planner. If you have a brand activation, media launch event, design project, trade show or a special event, connect with her today to see how we can collaborate on your next project.