Donkey’s Back tweet-up at el Burro in aid of help2read
Last night, a group of 51 Twits and their plus ones, braved the Cape Town rain to attend a celebration of the return of el Burro’s Donkey Chido (read about what could possibly have happened to donkey here and here). Nic, the owner, very generously decided to donate all profits of the night to help2read, a local NPO assisting disadvantaged children in primary schools with literacy.
We raised enough money to put one child through help2read’s programme for one year.
Thank you to everyone who braved the cold and wet weather, on a night when bed and the duvet seemed a much more inviting place to be.
Food and drink
We were served an array of inviting Mexican canapes from stuffed chilli poppers, chilli pork tacos, creamy chicken tacos, calamari and a warming bean soup to churros and mini chocolate tarts. I kept hearing comments about how delicious the canapes were and the fact that they kept coming out! Someone said they’d never been to a party where the food served was as generous as last night.
Le Muerte sponsored a tempting tequila that was served in el Burro’s famous frozen margarita- one of the very best in town, and soon things were heating up and we all forgot the cold and miserable weather outside. I suspect the smokey chilli poppers and spicy tacos had something to do with that too.
A very kind thank you to the generous sponsors of the night (most people walked away with an amazing prize).
- La Muerte
- Maison Estate
- Wine Web
- Willow Creek
- Jorgensen Distillery
- Hout Bay Manor
- Private Sponsors
A very special thank you to my pal Bond (Matthew Kent), the Taco of the night and all those who helped with liaising with sponsors and designing of the bookmarks and the art replicas of Donkey.
We had 3 winner’s of the art work replicas: Ming, Tish and Blake. Guys, please send us a pic of what you do with the replicas.
Nic and team- thanks for having us and allowing us to celebrate Donkey’s return with you- muchos gracias!
Want to get involved?
Please contact me via the contact form on the blog or contact firstname.lastname@example.org should you like more information on what we do and how to get involved.
Were you at the tweet up? Check out the album on facebook.
el Burro: 81 Main Road, Green Point. 021 433 23 64
Thanks for a lekker evening, had loads of fun with some naked mexicans!
It was such a great evening, the food was delicious! Tish and I will definitely pop in at el Burro next time we’re in Cape Town.
It was a lovely evening 🙂
Thank you for a fun evening…
Good food, a “don’t want to leave” atmosphere & interesting people
Great evening all. Muchos Gracias El Burro for hosting. Good Times!
We had a fun time planning it and el Burro are such stars! Thanks to everyone who attended for adding your flair to a special evening
Ishay, o.b.o help2read
What a brilliant success. Well done to everyone involved in organizing 🙂
Oh my hat what a wonderful evening. Loved catching up with fellow tweeters. Well done to all and the Lovely Ishay. Nic, the food was perfect, and some.
Great event, thanks for organising it Ishay! So chuffed to have won a bottle of wine 🙂
It was such an awesome event Ishay, well done! It was my first time at El Burro and definitely not the last. Super keen to have dins there sometime soon 🙂 Thank you for my artwork replica of Donkey!
Am writing my newsletter with highlights of March – this sure was one Mex of a night! Have included link in my newsletter. Thanks once again to all for an incredible experience and like most, it will not be my last visit to El Burro!
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