This August 2016, CAU Restaurants,the restaurant group offering contemporary cuisine inspired by the vibrancy, colour and cultural diversity of Buenos Aires, will once again launch its 2nd annual #CAUnival festival, across all 18 UK sites, in collaboration with barbecue sensation Christian Stevenson aka DJ BBQ.

A charitable campaign in support of international humanitarian organisation Action Against Hunger, #CAUnival is a month-long restaurant festival, inspired by the South American Dia del Amigo – a public holiday across Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay that celebrates friendship, kindness and sharing – values that CAU and Action Against Hunger both share.

PARTY TIME!

Taking to the main stage at #CAUnival 2016, official campaign partner DJ BBQ will co-host an evening of food, drink and music at CAU St Katherine’s Dock on 3rd August, from 6pm-8:30pm.  Expect nothing but the best grilled meats and tender slices of juicy steak, exotic Latino cocktails and smokin’ beats to get the party started.

THIS #CAUNIVAL – THIS BURGER

Save room for the star of the show.  Dream team chefs, DJ BBQ and CAU Executive Chef James Garland, have together created the best-tasting-burger this side of the Pacific.  A unique South American-inspired 6oz cheese-topped beef burger that will feature as the must-try festival special on the menu this August, available at all CAU restaurants.  Comprising of tasty cuts of chuck, flank and brisket, supercharged with bone marrow, topped with a smooth slice of Monteray Jack, the #CAUnival burger is not for the faint-hearted.  Packed with big, juicy flavours, designed to get the senses racing, this burger comes with a generous topping of homemade chimichurri for that extra blast of heat and finishing touch for a perfect mouthful.

For every #CAUnival burger ordered, £1 will be donated to Action Against Hunger.  To provide some context, just £1 could provide a day’s nutritional supplies/therapeutic food for the treatment of a severely malnourished child.

Feast your eyes on the special #CAUnival set menu including Pollo de Coxinha – classic Brazilian street food croquettes made with chicken and coriander; Coconut Monk Fish – miso marinated fish cheeks in a coconut milk broth with ginger, lime and chilli and Bean Feijoada – slowly braised squash, peppers, berlotti beans, kale, tomato and paprika, topped with Aji Amerillo infused yoghurt and grilled flat breads.

Throughout August, on-site events, promotions, charity raffles and silent auctions will take place nationwide across the CAU estate to celebrate the month of festivities.

Feeling lucky? A fully interactive social media competition will allow you to be in with a chance to win weekly prizes including meals for four at CAU, premium Spotify memberships, cases of CAU own-brand wine and pairs of Converse trainers.  The big one to play for will be a Quilmes-sponsoredtrip of a lifetime for two people to visit Buenos Aires, for a first-hand taste of local Argentinian culture and lifestyle.

Diners will also be treated to a bespoke #CAUnival playlist that will be built and played in each restaurant, with a limited edition playlist created especially by DJ BBQ, to be made available on vinyl.

So, jump feet first, get involved and show your support for the Feast of Friends, this #CAUnival!

ENDS

www.caurestaurants.com / www.facebook.com/caurestaurants /

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www.actionagainsthunger.org.uk / www.facebook.com/actionagainsthungeruk

www.twitter.com/acf_uk

For press enquiries and further information on #CAUnival, please contact

Lottie Dutton or Georgie Bolton-Carter at Me:Mo Interactive lottie@memointeractive.com / Georgie@memointeractive.commailto:Georgie@memointeractive.com

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3651 5000 / @memointeractive

****** CAUNIVAL BURGER RECIPE ******

50% Chuck

20% Flank

20 % Brisket

10 % Aged Beef fat

Supercharged with bone marrow topped with a layer of smooth, creamy Monteray Jack cheese

Seasoned with Maldon sea salt, cracked and cayenne pepper

Served on a toasted demi brioche bun with homemade CAU chimichurri sauce and wood-smoked garlic.