Taberna Restaurants in Fairfield and in Bridgeport have announced that they will donate a portion of the profits from both locations on February 25 and March 24, 2016 to the Connecticut Food Bank.
After the success of his Bridgeport restaurant, chef/owner Daniel Lopez opened his second location in Fairfield in June of 2015. This restaurateur is dedicated to serving delicious Spanish tapas along with a wonderful array of Mediterranean fare. Connecticut Food Bank serves over 300,000 men, women, and children annually who struggle with hunger, via distribution to nearly 700 community food assistance programs in six counties in Connecticut. Additional information is available at www.ctfoodbank.org.
Chef Daniel states, "We are honored to be giving a donation from the profits of both of our restaurants to help people who are food insecure. We hope to inspire other residents -- including chefs and restaurant owners -- to also choose to give back to this worthy organization, that helps so many people each year."
"We are grateful to Chef Daniel Lopez for his generous support of neighbors in need," said Connecticut Food Bank Interim CEO Paul O'Leary. "Nearly half a million people in Connecticut are food insecure; one in five of them is a child. Support from business partners and community members like this helps us to prevent families from making difficult choices like paying for heat, healthcare, or rent, at the expense of putting food on the table."
Chef Daniel's expansive menu boasts fifteen traditional Spanish tapas dishes including grilled strip steak, traditional ceviche, sautéed Spanish chorizo, and grilled chicken kebabs. Entrees include two versions of paella, the classic Valenciana version with chicken and Spanish sausage, and the seafood version that includes calamari, shrimp, clams, mussels, and scallops. Guests can also feast on baby leg of lamb stew, potato-crusted wild salmon, free-range chicken, sautéed shrimp and New York Strip Steak. Homemade fresh pasta dishes include ricotta gnocchi, lasagna, lobster and wild mushroom ravioli, linguini with an assortment of seafood in a lobster saffron sauce, and fettuccine served with homemade fennel sausage and broccoli rabe.
Additionally, both locations are offering several promotions during lunch and dinner; from a free pitcher of sangria or a bottle of house wine for tables that order five or more tapas to a $25 gift certificates for future visits on checks totalling greater than $100.
Taberna Restaurant is located in Fairfield at the Brick Walk Promenade at 1229 Post Road. The phone number is 475.999.8585. Taberna Restaurant, in Bridgeport, is located at 1439 Madison Avenue. The phone number is 203.338.0203. www.tabernarestaurant-ct.com
(photo of Chef Daniel by Mike Lauterborn)