TAKING A STAND, TOGETHER
A MILLION SEATS ON THE STREETS
Yesterday restauranteurs, chefs, suppliers and the public took to the streets for a peaceful protest, nationally. It was inspiring to see the industry standing in unity to fight for their right to serve alcohol and extend the curfew so that they can save their businesses, thereby saving jobs and lives. It was heart-wrenching to see the emotion etched onto the faces of restaurant staff as they held their placards in the hope of holding onto their jobs and the ability to feed their families. A memorandum was handed to the Minister of Tourism by the Restaurant Association of SA. May it make a difference, may these resilient, resourceful and brave restauranteurs be heard.
As part of our support we are selling our current, 2020 JHP Gourmet Guide™, brimming with beautiful tales of Plated restaurants and their chefs’ fabulous recipes, for R200. Buy your copy at any of the three Chefs Warehouse restaurants in the Cape – Bree Street, Beau Constantia and Maison Estate in Franschhoek. Every cent goes towards the efforts of 10 restaurants taking legal action against the serving of alcohol in licenced restaurants.
RESTAURANT RESCUE PROJECT
Stellenbosch-based Radford Dale winery, Platter’s Red Wine Producer of the Year 2017, has stepped in to help preserve the restaurant sector in Cape Town, committing almost half a million Rand’s worth of stock in support.
The wine will act as an attractive incentive by forming part of Grub & Vine’s #RestaurantRescueProject package, while providing a much-needed source of funding to the bistro. As part of this package, individuals can purchase a gift voucher or Grub & Vine’s interactive, at-home fine-dining experience for two, ‘Virtual Dining’ at the cost of R1400, and receive a complimentary case of Radford Dale’s critically acclaimed wine when alcohol sales resume. The normal cellar-door price of the case is R2385.
SUPPORT STREETSMARTS’ DINE IN, DO GOOD!
As the restaurants are the main source of income for NGO StreetSmart, and that revenue has dried up, there is another way in which you can support them. Simply donate R5 for 30 days (R150, or more), and know that your contribution will help fund beneficiary social workers and educational programmes, and keep people off the streets.