Connecticut’s Hospitality Industry To Raise Money for Puerto Rico Relief with CT Loves Puerto Rico

CT Loves Puerto Rico

Eat IN Connecticut, a marketing and communications group out of West Hartford, and Susan Hosmer, a public relations and marketing consultant, partnered together to bring this campaign from Los Angeles to Connecticut — spreading the word throughout the state and getting amazing restaurants on board. Hurricanes Irma and María have devastated the island of Puerto Rico, leaving millions without water, many without shelter, and an entire population without access to power. The unimaginable has happened.

CT Loves Puerto Rico is a glimpse into the soul of the Connecticut food and cocktail community – and the heart of America’s culinary industry at large – from talented chefs and creative bartenders to dynamic publicists and brilliant journalists, all banding together with a common ethos: Make it easy, geographically and economically, for everyday Americans – many of whom have been unsure of how to take action, or are donating to a cause for the first time – to contribute in some small way, regardless of busy schedule or wallet size.

CT Loves Puerto RicoConnecticut chefs, bartenders, bakers, and restaurateurs are standing together to serve up a small offering of food and drink – inspired by the island – as tribute to this important sisterland that we will not leave behind. 100% of the proceeds generated by these dishes will be donated to Puerto Rico relief.

CT Loves Puerto Rico is the second market to launch the fundraising campaign.  LA loves Puerto Rico launched on Saturday, October 7th – October 14th with more than 90 restaurants and bars across the city of Los Angeles participating.  

WHEN:

Saturday, October 21 – Saturday, October 28, 2017

THE CHARITY:  

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Unidos Por Puerto Rico / United for Puerto Rico is an initiative brought forth by the First Lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló, in collaboration with the private sector, with the purpose of providing aid and support to those affected in Puerto Rico by the passage of the hurricanes.

PARTICIPANTS TO DATE:

  • 21 Oak (Manchester)*
  • @ The Barn Restaurant (Granby)
  • Amis Trattoria (Westport)
  • Artisan (West Hartford and Southport)
  • Artisanal Burger Company (Manchester)*
  • Avert Brasserie (West Hartford)*
  • Barcelona (West Hartford)
  • Beachland Tavern (West Hartford)
  • Black Bamboo (West Hartford)
  • Bricco Trattoria (Glastonbury)
  • Butchers & Bakers (Farmington)*
  • Camille’s Wood Fired Pizza (Tolland)
  • Carbone’s Kitchen (Bloomfield)*
  • Carbone’s Ristoronte (Hartford)*
  • Caseus Fromagerie Bistro (Lunch only; New Haven)
  • Chef Luis (New Canaan)
  • Chief Brody’s Bahn Mi  (New Haven)
  • Claire’s Corner Copia (New Haven)
  • Cook & The Bear (West Hartford)*
  • Cure (Unionville)*
  • First & Last Tavern (Avon, Glastonbury, and Plainville)
  • Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill (Fairfield and New Haven)
  • Grants Restaurant & Bar (West Hartford)
  • GZen (Branford)
  • Han Restaurant (Hartford)
  • Hub & Spoke (Bridgeport)
  • Ichiro Habachi & Sushi (West Hartford)*
  • Icy Rolls (West Hartford)
  • INDIA (West Hartford)*
  • Jesup Hall (Westport)
  • Joey’s Pizza (West Hartford)
  • Kawa Ni (Westport)
  • L’escale (Greenwich)
  • Liquid Nirvana (Glastonbury and Avon)
  • Max Oyster Bar (West Hartford)
  • McLaddens (Simsbury and West Hartford)*
  • Millwright’s (Simsbury)*
  • Park & Oak Restaurant (West Hartford)*
  • Park Tavern (West Hartford)*
  • Restaurant Bricco (West Hartford)
  • Rockin Chicken (Hartford)
  • Rooster and Co (Newington)
  • Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill (New Haven)
  • Shu (Fairfield and West Hartford)
  • Table 580 Asian Fusion (Simsbury)
  • The Cottage (Westport)
  • The Green Teahouse (West Hartford)
  • The Place 2 Be (Hartford)
  • The North House (Avon)
  • The Sweet Beet (Granby)*
  • The Warf (Madison)
  • The Whelk (Westport)
  • Toscano Trattoria (Manchester)
  • Treva Restaurant & Bar (West Hartford)*
  • truNORTH Tavern & Table (Black Rock)
  • Vitality Juice and Smoothie Bar (Manchester)
  • Zohara Mediterranean Kitchen (West Hartford)*

*Want to dine at home?  Dine-In Connecticut is donating 100% of all delivery fees when customers order the special dish inspired by Puerto Rico at their partner restaurants.

To learn more, visit the CT Loves Puerto Rico website or visit their social media: Instagram / Twitter / Facebook / #CTLovesPR