On the day that stops the nation, vegan Sydney restaurant Bodhi Restaurant Bar will extend its philosophy of supporting animal welfare by hosting a special ‘Nup The Cup’ charity lunch on Tuesday 6 November, as an alternative to Melbourne Cup.
Run in collaboration with Aline Durr, the lunch will feature a cruelty-free, plant based yum cha menu, with the 3pm race replaced by fantastic raffle prizes and fundraising for three Australian safe havens for ex-racing horses: Little Oak Sanctuary, Where Pigs Fly and Whisker Woods Sanctuary.
Guests will be treated to a yum cha menu for $50 with a complimentary glass of organic Rosé from Tamburlaine Organic Wines in NSW’s Hunter Valley. $15 from every ticket sold will be donated to the chosen horse sanctuaries alongside any raffle money raised on the day.
The event will also feature a speaker from one of the animal sanctuaries, a selection of pop-up stalls, best-dressed awards and flower crowns (in place of fascinators) available on the day.
Bodhi owner Heaven Leigh “This is not an anti-Melbourne Cup event but a compassionate, fantastic alternative for those of us that don’t follow the races but still enjoy getting dressed up and having a fun day out with friend and colleagues. It aligns with our business philosophy of do no harm and is the perfect occasion to get behind a great cause and help raise money for some amazing animal sanctuaries”
Co-organiser Aline Durr “We love horses and this day is all about doing something positive for these beautiful creatures by raising money for the special places that take them in, all while enjoying a great day out with friends and eating delicious vegan yum cha.”
EVENT: Nup the Cup Lunch
WHEN: 12:00pm to 4:00pm, Tuesday 6 November 2018
WHERE: Bodhi Restaurant Bar, 2-4 College Street, Sydney NSW 2000
For more information contact The Cru:
Biarta Parnham – Biarta@thecrumedia.com or 0438 337 408
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About Bodhi Restaurant Bar
First established in 1988, Bodhi Restaurant Bar is a family-owned, female run business serving vegan yum cha and pan-Asian tapas in Sydney’s historic Cook + Phillip park. All products are made fresh in house each day by the venue’s head chefs Ms Kitty Hong Xiao (yum cha) and Brooke Ng (tapas), and dishes are complemented by an all-vegan beverage list. The ultimate lifestyle destination, it includes indoor and outdoor spaces for intimate meals, business lunches, product launches, media events and weddings.