$100 – $195

Moua Friends and Family Event

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OCTO Fishbar

289 5th Street East

Saint Paul, MN 55101

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Gather together at Octo Fishbar in St. Paul’s Lowertown to support Diane Moua's father Teng Moua, who is battling rectal cancer.

Teng Moua immigrated to the United States in 1982 from Thailand with his wife of 39 years, Nhia Vang. Together they raised six children. Moua worked in several professions to support his family before settling in Junction City, WI, where he started his family farm. He is also an active leader in the Hmong American community and has served as the President of both the Hmong American Association of Portage County and the Moua Council of Wisconsin.

In Fall 2018, Moua was unfortunately diagnosed with rectal cancer. He has been undergoing chemotherapy and radiation and is continuing to receive treatment. Last winter, he underwent surgery to remove the cancer and is still waiting to see if he's cancer-free. The inflated cost of treatment and loss of income due to this debilitating illness has taken a toll on the entire family. Supporting this event will help alleviate some of the financial stress that accompanies the cancer fight and allow him to focus on fighting this disease full force. 100% of the event funds will go directly to Teng.

Join the Twin Cities who's who of chefs as they donate their time and ingredients to prepare special dishes, which will also integrate the Moua family farm-supplied produce to create seasonal and original dishes for the guests. Some of the top bartenders in town will be serving amazing wine and exclusive signature cocktails. Our host and emcee, Jason DeRusha of WCCO/Minnesota Monthly, will be sure to keep the night fun and meaningful.

Chefs & Bartenders Confirmed:

Host Tim McKee of OCTO Fishbar

Gavin Kaysen & Chris Nye of Spoon & Stable/Bellecour/Demi

Daniel Del Prado of Martina/Colita

Nhia Moua aka Diane's Mama

Tammy Wong of Rainbow Chinese

Mike DeCamp of PS Steak/Monello/Borough/Parlour

Thomas Boehmer of Revival/In Bloom

Tyge Nelson & Stephen Hesse of Pajarito

Josh Thoma & Jack Riebel of Smack Shack/The Lexington

Tim Niver & Adam Eaton & Chris Uhrich of Saint Dinette/Mucci's

John Kraus of Patisserie 46/Rose Street Patisserie

Jon Ng & Lina Goh of Zen Box Izakaya

Sameh Wadi of World Street Kitchen/Grand Catch/Milkjam Creamery

Mike Brown & team of Travail/Pig Ate My Pizza

Christina Nguyen of Hola Arepa/Hai Hai

Carrie Riggs of Alma Restaurant & Cafe

Robb Jones of Spoon & Stable/Bellecour/Demi

Marco Zappia of Martina/Colita

Katy Dimick of Hola Arepa

One-of-a-kind, live auction experiences will be sold the night of the event. Some of the most notable chefs in town will be offering unique packages.

A limited number of VIP tickets are available for a donation of $195. This ticket includes early admission to an exclusive pre-party with all the chefs, which will be the perfect socializing time for getting the essential selfie with your favorite chefs. Also, a SWAG bag to end all SWAG bags will be given to the first 120 people to purchase VIP tickets. They will be filled with local goodies from our bountiful partners in the Twin Cities.

General admission tickets will be released at a later time.

DJ Zach Coulter of Solid Gold will be on site all night to keep the party lively. Don't miss this one time only event with the best of the best supporting Diane and her family.

If you are unable to attend but would like to contribute to the friends and family fund, you can click the TICKETS button and it will take you to the DONATE feature.

SWAG Bag Contributors:

Spoon & Stable, Bellecour, Love Your Melon, Sweet Jules Caramels, Glam Doll Donuts, Origami by Jade, Lowry Hill Meats, LoLo American Kitchen, Edwards Dessert Kitchen, Penny's Coffee, Marc Heu Patisserie Paris, Chef Shack

Sponsors and Contributors:

Tattersall Distilling, Minnesota ICE, Vine Park Brewery, The Wine Company, Libation Project, Small Lot, New France, Ed Don, A Proper Pour, Ann Kim, Eliesa Johnson Photography, Soigne Hospitality, Bauhaus Brew Labs, Amy Zaroff

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OCTO Fishbar

289 5th Street East

Saint Paul, MN 55101

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