Embark on a Unique Dining Experience to Raise Funds and Awareness for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Trio of Amuse Bouche

CONTENT: Yiew Kai Jie

In a union of culinary artistry and philanthropy, Roche, MDAS (Muscular Dystrophy Association Singapore), and Atout restaurant have come together to present the Rare & Share Dining Experience. This collaborative effort aims to shed light on Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a rare genetic condition affecting individuals’ muscle strength and motor functions. The event promises a unique 4-course dining experience curated by Chefs Azrin Rahman and Patrick Heuberger of Atout, offering participants a glimpse into the daily challenges faced by SMA patients.

SMA poses significant challenges for those affected, impacting fundamental tasks like walking, eating, and breathing. Despite advancements in treatment, the condition remains incurable, emphasizing the need for continued support and awareness. The Rare & Share concept, pioneered by Roche, focuses on leveraging the universal language of food to ignite conversations and drive fundraising efforts for SMA. Through specially crafted dishes that mimic what patients go through on a daily basis and experiential elements, diners gain insight into the journey of SMA patients, fostering empathy and understanding.

Wagyu Beef Oyster Blade - 3

The meticulously designed menu by Chefs Patrick and Azrin offers a sensory journey that mirrors the progression of SMA. From the initial stages characterized by childlike wonder to the challenges of swallowing and muscle weakness, each course represents a poignant aspect of the condition.

Course 1- Amuse Bouche Trio: Delight in contrasting textures and flavors, reminiscent of childhood joys, with dishes served to simulate early-stage SMA experiences.
Course 2- Foie Gras Royale: Experience the gradual difficulty in swallowing by using a heavy oversized spoon to sip on a delicate dish that symbolizes the evolving challenges faced by SMA patients.
Course 3- Wagyu Oyster Blade: Reflect on the round-the-clock care required for SMA patients through a comforting main course, slow-cooked to perfection.
Course 4- Lemon Vacherin Glacé: Conclude the meal with a dessert embodying hope and community support, encapsulating the resilience of those affected by SMA.

Foie Gras Royale

With each bite, diners contribute to SMA care programs, providing vital support to affected individuals and their families. The initiative not only raises crucial funds but also fosters a deeper understanding of SMA within the community, paving the way for greater inclusivity and support.

Following 29 February, the Rare & Share Dinner will be subsequently available every Wednesday across March at S$138++ per pax, with bookings now live online