The breast cancer awareness movement has blossomed over the years. Nowadays, there is an inspiring diversity of fundraisers united in support of finding a cure. These aren’t run-of-the-mill galas either, but rather marathons, concerts and culinary events like EATDRINK- PINK.
A coordinated effort to raise money for The Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer, EAT-DRINK-PINK brought together over 30 of Bangkok’s top restaurants, bakeries and beverage providers on October 27 at the Peninsula Bangkok.
It was a steamy Monday night on the banks of the Chao Phraya. Lightning tattooed the skies. Heavy winds threatened to blow decorations and tableware into the next province. But the looming storm didn’t stop hundreds of guests from coming out and getting involved in the cause.
The riverside terrace at the Peninsula was festooned in pink and filled to capacity. Guests roved between tables, sampling a variety of dishes and chatting with restaurateurs while a jazz band played on stage. There was craft beer from Beervana and Hopsession, creative cocktails from Whisgars and luxurious wine from La Bottega di Luca. Icons of the fine dining scene such as Gaggan, Eat Me, Appia, the Blue Elephant, Ruen Urai, Little Beast, Sensi, and Opposite Mess Hall, put their distinctive spin on tapas-style dining. Artisanal patisseries, including Baked in Bangkok, served decadent macaroons and chocolate brownies for dessert.
As delicious as the food and drinks were – and as much fun as guests had before the clouds broke – EAT-DRINKPINK had a much more significant reason for being. The
truth is that Breast Cancer Awareness month never ends.
Not for those who have been diagnosed with or have survived breast cancer. They have to stay aware each day. That makes sharing information, keeping breast cancer on the tips of tongues, so important to finding a cure.