Chef Mario Batali and master meat purveyor, Pat LaFrieda, are leading the culinary community around the world to serve delicious (RED) culinary experiences to raise money for the Global Fund to fight AIDS from now through June 10th. (BELVEDERE)RED, created a range of cocktail recipes crafted by Global Head of Mixology, Claire Smith, exclusively for participating bars and restaurants. Pursuitist was given a sneak peak at the recipes that will be featured, which include the Honey Berry Breeze, InspiRED Aperitivo, BIG RED Mule, and Pomegranate Sea Breeze (see recipes below).
Called “EAT (RED). DRINK (RED). SAVE LIVES”, the global culinary event includes food truck favorites as well as Michelin-starred restaurants. (RED) food and drink experiences will be featured on food and cocktail menus at food and drink businesses from London to Hong Kong, New York and Dubai, including Mario Batali’s Babbo and Casa Mono and Danny Meyer’s The Modern.
In New York, other participating restaurants and bars include:
The Staton Social
Beauty & Essex
Queen Of The Night
The Red Cat
Otto Enoteca & Pizzaria
Dominique Ansel Bakery
Cake Boss Cafe
North End Grill
Union Square Café
In various locations around the US, other participating restaurants and lounges include:
Eataly (NYC, Chicago)
Mr. Chow’s (NYC, Malibu, Vegas)
Koi Restaurants (NYC, LA)
The Standard (NYC, Miami, LA)
Sushi Samba (LA, NYC, Vegas, Chicago)
TAO (NYC, Las Vegas)
In addition, Pat LaFrieda is offering US-based participants a 50% discount on three cuts of meat. (RED) partner Peroni , which is the official beer of “EAT (RED). DRINK (RED). SAVE LIVES”, will be creating (RED) promotions at a number of participating restaurants and bars.
To date, (RED) has generated more than $250 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, to support HIV/AIDS grants in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia. One hundred percent of that money goes to work on the ground as no overhead is taken. Global Fund grants that (RED) supports have impacted more than 40 million people with prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services.
Photos Courtesy of Belevedere Vodka
Carrie Coolidge is a Pursuitist contributor based in Manhattan. From 2009 to 2011, Carrie served as Co-Editor of Luxist, the luxury lifestyle website at AOL where she ran the Luxist Awards, a program that honored the very best in fine living. From 1996 to 2009, Carrie was a Staff Writer at Forbes magazine, where she covered real estate, personal finance and the insurance industry, among other areas. Carrie is also the author of six books, including "The Business of America is Business". Follow her on Twitter: @carriecoolidge