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Eat (RED) Saves Lives: The Ultimate Food Fight Against AIDS

Friday Jun 1, 2018

Now in its fifth year, (RED)'s annual culinary campaign features an exciting line-up of chefs, food and drink activations, dining experiences, and products to #86AIDS by raising money and awareness for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS.

This year's roster of participating chefs includes Michelin-starred chef Dominique Crenn, Nancy Silverton, Angie Mar, Nina Compton, Stephanie Izard and more, as well as business owners like Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams and Ellen Bennett of Hedley & Bennett, among others.

Speaking to her involvement in the campaign, chef Elizabeth Falkner said, "To '86' something in the restaurant world means, 'We're done. We don't have any more of that.' And that's what we want to do with AIDS. We need to 86 AIDS."

Supported by leading chefs and culinary figures, here's the scoop on where to eat, drink, and shop (RED) during June, including one-of-a-kind pop up events from PlaceInvaders, an exclusive collection from Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream, and limited-edition aprons made by Hedley & Bennett.


(RED) Highlights

  • Delicious (RED) menu items or cocktails will be on offer at more restaurants nationwide, including: The Beatrice Inn (chef Angie Mar), Yves (chef Alex Baker), Cala, Contramar & Entremar (chef Gabriela Camara), Atelier Crenn & Bar Crenn (chef Dominique Crenn), n/naka (Niki Nakayama), Thaimee Table (chef Hong Thaimee), Benoit (chef Laetitia Rouabah), Smoked & Stacked (chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley), Pizzeria Mozza & Osteria Mozza (chef Nancy Silverton), Compere Lapin (chef Nina Compton), Jon & Vinny's (Wine Director Helen Johannesen), plus Girl & The Goat and Little Goat (chef Stephanie Izard), among others.

  • In support of (RED)'s fight to end mother-to-child transmission of HIV, Hedley & Bennett -- the LA-based apron & female-founded workwear company that outfits top chefs from Nancy Silverton to Stephanie Izard -- has partnered with (RED) to create a matching adult and child apron set.

    The limited-edition aprons are made with a red denim styled off of H&B's popular Cone Collection line with beautiful cream ties. The adult (RED) apron is available at HedleyandBennett.com for $98 and the matching kid's apron is available for $48. Twenty-five percent of the purchase of a (RED) apron goes directly to fight AIDS.

  • Luxury chocolate maker Vosges will donate $1 from every purchase of delicious treats on vosgeschocolate.com during June.

  • Chicago-based Boka Restaurant Group is turning 14 of its restaurants (RED) from June 8-30. At Momotaro, Izakaya at Momotaro, The J. Parker, Duck Duck Goat, Girl & the Goat, BOKA, GT Fish & Oyster, Swift & Sons, GT Prime, Bellemore, The Kennison, Little Goat, Somerset and Devereaux, $1 from every (RED) menu item ordered will fight AIDS.




    For those who enjoy immersive, communal food experiences, there have never been more ways to eat, drink, and fight AIDS with (RED):

  • June 15 - 16 & June 22 - 24: For the very first time,
    (RED) is teaming-up with the traveling dining series PlaceInvaders for a series of intimate pop-up events in New York and Los Angeles.

    Hosted in secret residential properties, each brunch and dinner seating will feature menus by NYC- and LA-based chefs including Angie Mar (The Beatrice Inn), Patti Jackson (Delaware & Hudson), Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson (Kismet and Mad Capra), Jessica Koslow (Sqirl) and Mei Lin (Nightshade).

    Tickets include five courses, (BELVEDERE)RED cocktails, and Josh Cellars wine, and are priced between $120- $150, with $18 from every ticket sold going to fight AIDS - enough to provide 90 days of life-saving medication.

  • Radical Road Brewing Co. is teaming up with (RED) for the inaugural Radical Road SHOW! Festival on June 16th in Toronto, Canada, where 20 percent of the event ticket price will be donated. The event also celebrates the official launch of Radical Road's (PRODUCT)RED Irish Red Ale, and for every can sold, 50 percent of the profits will go to fight AIDS with (RED).

    For additional information on Eat (RED) Save Lives and the many ways to fight AIDS in June, visit red.org.


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