EAT(RED), DRINK(RED), SAVE LIVES
June 1 – 30, 2015
Sophie’s Restaurant & Bar | Cleaver East at The Clarence Hotel
The Dean Bar at the Dean Hotel
Vintage Cocktail Club | Peruke & Periwig | The Liquor Rooms
Kicking off next Monday June 1 and running until Tuesday June 30, a number of Press Up Entertainment Group venues in Dublin – Sophie’s Restaurant & Bar, The Dean Bar, Vintage Cocktail Club, The Liquor Rooms and Peruke & Periwig, as well as Oliver Dunne’s Cleaver East at The Clarence Hotel – will be joining the global EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES campaign. (RED) was founded in 2006 to help provide a sustainable flow of money from the private sector to fight AIDS. The EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) campaign gathers together the food and beverage industry to raise vital funds that go towards the ongoing battle to deliver the first ever AIDS FREE GENERATION of our lifetime All over the world, restaurants and bars have been creating their own (RED) inspired menu items, with a portion of each sale going to (RED)’s fight against AIDS. Each time a customer purchases a RED dish or RED cocktail, €1 will go directly to the Global Fund to Fight HIV / AIDS, the beneficiary of all (RED) funds. Food and cocktail fans can help this great cause while enjoying a delicious dish or expertly crafted cocktail at their favourite bar or restaurant!
Take in the view at Sophie’s Restaurant & Bar while tucking into a portion of super creamy Whipped Ardsallagh Goat’s Cheese with red pepper puree, pickled beetroot and a crunchy pine nut crumb, courtesy of head chef Darren Mathews. While dining there or enjoying a few drinks in The Dean Bar, sip and savour an ’86 (RED) from Sophie’s head mixologist Chris Crowley, flavoured with fresh, juicy strawberries and a shot of Jameson.
As Irish ambassador for the EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) campaign, chef Oliver Dunne will be serving up a sumptuous Strawberry Panna Cotta with Honeycomb in Cleaver East at The Clarence: ‘I’m delighted that both of my restaurants, Cleaver East and Bon Appetit, are taking part in the EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) campaign this year, it’s a fantastic initiative; highlighting the fight against AIDS around the world’
Over at Vintage Cocktail Club in Temple Bar, last Monday’s winner of Best Cocktail Experience at the Irish Restaurant Awards 2015, ring the bell, climb the stairs. Enjoy a Press (RED), a delicious Power’s based cocktail, elegantly served in vintage glassware with a freshly cracked black pepper rim. ‘We love nothing more than the challenge of creating a new cocktail for our customers, so to come up with one for such a worthy cause was a pleasure. We’re looking forward to serving lots of them throughout June and hopefully making a really substantial contribution to the campaign’ Gar Lambe, VCC General Manager.
Up at Peruke & Periwig on Dawson Street, Rob Caldwell’s Just for Kicks cocktail blends a house made chilli syrup with that all important Jameson Crested 10, to produce a tasty concoction that really packs some heat. While at The Liquor Rooms on Wellington Quay, relax and enjoy Alan McGillivray’s floral inspired (Dearg) D.E.W, a house made hibiscus syrup skilfully mixed with Tullamore D.E.W for a real taste of summer.
All cocktails are €10.
Whipped Ardsallagh Goat’s Cheese at Sophie’s is €9.
Strawberry Panna Cotta with Honeycomb at Cleaver East is €7.50.
€1 from every sale will go directly to the Global Fund to Fight HIV / AIDS, the beneficiary of all (RED) funds.
For more information on the global EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES campaign just log on to www.eatreddrinkred.org and follow on Twitter: @RED