Sunda’s 10-Year Anniversary

Sunda owner Billy Dec and chef Mike Morales welcome more than 300 guests to the River North restaurant's 10-year anniversary celebration.

By Melinda Sheckells

Photos by Jennifer Catherine Photography

August 16, 2019 10:00 AM

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Asian restaurant Sunda celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a party that incorporated both the traditional and the modern. More than 300 guests were hosted by Sunda owner Billy Dec and chef Mike Morales, including local luminaries like Ryan Chiaverini, Rochelle Trotter, Linda Yu and Matt Forte. Guests connected over hors d’oeuvres and cocktails before digging into a family-style Kamayan feast, which translates to “with hands” in Tagalog. The meal featured a variety of Sunda’s greatest dishes over the years from all around Asia. The night was capped off by a series of cultural performances, including the Lion Dance.

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Judy Truong and Lola Delic
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Guests indulged in a family-style Kamayan feast, which translates to “with hands” in Tagalog.
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Ryan Beshel and Nicole Khayat
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Marisa Buchheit
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Chef Mike Morales