dot 429 and Nuela come together to benefit Aid for Aids International (AFAI)

  • April 18, 2011
  • News

dot 429, the social network of LGBT professional and their allies and Nuela, the widely-acclaimed South American restaurant in Chelsea, have formed a partnership to help raise funds for AID FOR AIDS INTERNATIONAL (AFAI) during the month of May.
Throughout the month of May, Nuela, located at 43 W 24th Street in New York City, will donate 10 percent of its total brunch sales to AFAI. The month-long promotion will kick off on Sunday, May 1, with a prix –fixe brunch hosted by dot429, a network of professionals from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and their Allies (LGBTA). Dot429 has likewise embraced AFAI, agreeing to help raise awareness about our cause among its members, both during and after May 1.
Nuela is also recognizing AFAI by adding a drink to its menu in honor of our organization. Over the five Sundays in May, Nuela will generously donate 50 percent of the proceeds from sales of the “My dot 429 Hero” cocktail to AFAI. “My dot 429 Hero” will be available at this New York City upscale eatery for the month of May.
Nuela’s latest offers expand on its previously-announced support for AFAI’s AIDS Walk New York fundraising campaign. The restaurant will be offering a dinner package as a raffle prize for AIDS Walk donors, and Nuela staff will join the May 15 walk as part of the AFAI team.
AID FOR AIDS International, founded in 1996, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people living with HIV or AIDS in Latin America and the Caribbean, and for immigrants living in the United States. Its programs focus on Access to Treatment, HIV preventive Education and Social Reform. Over the past 15 years, AFAI has redistributed more than $70 million worth of unused and unexpired HIV/AIDS medications collected in the U.S. through its Recycling Program to needy recipients in 35 developing countries free of charge.
Nuela, under the direction of executive Adam Schop, and located where Chelsea meets the Flatiron, is New York’s premiere South American themed restaurant, a fusion of cuisine from various Latin American countries. Lauded by New York Times’ Sam Sifton (“15 Best Dishes” of 2010) and New York Magazine’s Adam Platt—one of the 100 restaurants you must visit in 2011; and also “Best of New York” 2011—Nuela has been winning over discriminating diners with its ceviche, arroz con pato and other delicious dishes one meal at a time since it opened last summer. MIMOSA will consist of a three-course prix fixe menu featuring a South American pastry basket, Nuela’s take on Eggs Benedict, Latin crepes and many of your typical savory and sweet brunch dishes all done Nuela style. This and the mimosas keep coming for $43 per person.
Dot429 was formed to link LGBT professionals and their allies online and in person. The organization is active in several major cities, including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle. Its many networking events have proven to be a great forum for making business connections and new friends. 
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