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.


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.


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 / / / /

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

Lottie Dutton or Georgie Bolton-Carter at Me:Mo Interactive /

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


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.