Peli Peli Launches 2015 Charity-of-the-Month Program

| January 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

Beginning in January, Peli Peli, Houston’s first South African fusion restaurant, kicks off a new charity-of-the-month program, donating a set dollar amount for each prix fixe brunch and dinner sold throughout that month to a select charity. The restaurant’s first beneficiary: The Sunshine Kids Foundation, a Houston-based non-profit organization that is committed to providing positive group activities and emotional support to young cancer patients.

Peli Peli Launches 2015 Charity-of-the-Month Program – Espetada

“The community has given so much to us, and now it’s our turn to give back,” says Thomas Nguyen, co-owner of Peli Peli. “We visited The Sunshine Kids’ facility and are incredibly impressed with the work they do to make a positive impact on the lives of young cancer patients and their families,” says Nguyen. “It’s our honor to partner with them in launching this program.”

Peli Peli Launches 2015 Charity-of-the-Month Program

January prix fixe menu offerings will include a four-course $45 dinner menu, with $3 of each meal donated to the charity. Each course offers three choices, including the restaurant’s popular Espetada, Curry Chicken and South African Kingklip among entree selections. The fourth course will tempt you with a European favorite Sticky Toffee pudding or the decadent African Mud Hut–a chocoholic’s dream.

Peli Peli Launches 2015 Charity-of-the-Month Program – Bobotie

An alternate opportunity to eat for a cause is the affordable $25 brunch, available on Saturdays and Sundays. Entree selections will include South African Eggs Benedict, Bobotie Egg Crepe and Passion Fruit Crepe—swoon worthy with three types of fresh berries and walnuts folded in passion fruit cream.

In addition to the prix fixe menus, on Saturday, January 24th, the Peli Peli staff, along with the restaurant’s customer volunteers, will host a fun-filled “South African Culinary Carnival” for The Sunshine Kids, complete with culinary demonstrations by Chef Paul Friedman, sampling booths where kids will “travel” from booth to booth to learn about South African foods and ingredients and have their Peli Peli passport stamped, face painting, DJ music and more. “Our goal for this event is not only to create an amazing experience for the children, but also to provide an opportunity for the kids to interact with our staff and customers and take their minds off of the medical issues they are dealing with,” says Friedman.

Peli Peli Launches 2015 Charity-of-the-Month Program

Established in 2009, Peli Peli is Houston’s first South African fusion restaurant. The award-winning restaurant is located at 110 Vintage Park, Houston, TX. A second Peli Peli restaurant will open in the Galleria at 5085 Westheimer Road in Houston in April 2015.

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