Farewell & Thank you,

Anything worthwhile in life is not easy to do.  Opening this business was the most challenging thing I have ever done.  And now, after 4 years, closing Shanti’s Curries, is the most challenging thing I have ever done. 

After you quit your job, follow your passions, and achieve what you set out to do, it is equally, if not more difficult to know when to move on.  After all, this restaurant is truly what dreams are made of.  To make food from your soul, to represent your family and culture, and then,  beyond all your best expectations to have people love it, truly appreciate it, tell everyone they know about it, is all a person could ask for.

It’s been an amazing 4 years since I first embarked upon the journey of opening Shanti’s Curries.  It has brought me immeasurable joy and a healthy amount of pain. Every moment was worth it, every person I have met, every kind word, every burn, cut and tear, it has all been worth it.

What I will do next, I am not sure.   For the immediate future, I will take some time off. I will soak up every moment with my friends and family that I have missed out on in the last 4 years. 

Thank you to my community of business owners, vendors, friends, family, my partner Lin, my “kids” and of course my customers for making Shanti’s Curries possible.

With Love(the best ingredient of all),

Danila

Ps. Please do feel welcome to keep in touch.  I can always be reached at: shantiscurries@gmail.com