Le Colonial Teams Up with Hope Farms and Recipe for Success Foundation After Devastating Loss of Property
Dine Out for a Cause Series Part of Le Colonial’s Passion to Serve and Support
Le Colonial has a passion to serve and has been providing support to local organizations in need through their Dine Out for a Cause series, which launched in November.
On the heels of hearing that Hope Farms, Recipe for Success’ 7-acre farm, fell victim to a robbery resulting in over $40,000 of property being stolen, Le Colonial enthusiastically created a delicious way for our community to help recover critical funds that keeps the farm operating.
Starting January 1 through January 31, the restaurant will be donating $1 from every special prix-fixe lunch or dinner menu directly to Hope Farms and Recipe for Success Foundation.
“We have been honored to partner with Recipe for Success and Hope Farms in a number of their events and campaigns since we opened in Houston.” stated Le Colonial’s Director of Operations, Martin Theis. “Their organization’s mission is incredibly important to the youth and our city, so when we received the news that they were victimized in such a monumental way, we were quick to jump to support in the best way we know how – inviting our diners to enjoy our cuisine.”
Hope Farms is a critical element to Recipe for Success’ mission to combat childhood obesity. Their team’s hands-on approach is rooted in education-based programs that reshape the way children understand and appreciate food. The farm provides fresh and affordable produce, education for the farming industry and event space capabilities.
“Le Colonial has been a strong partner in helping us produce our annual Delicious Alchemy event, and we are overwhelmed by their support.” Stated Recipe for Success’ founder, Grace Cavnar. “Their team is known for their hospitality and commitment to excellent cuisine, so seeing them rise to the occasion without requesting assistance is a testament to their dedication to our community.”
Each three-course menu is comprised of a robust selection of signature dishes and specials. The lunch menu, available ($25) features Gio Cuon (Chilled Shrimp Summer Roll) with rice noodles, lettuce, bean sprouts, mint, Thai basil, and peanut sauce, Bo Bam Cay (Spicy Beef Tenderloin Rice Crepe) with rau ram, sesame, scallions, and garlic lime dressing, Ca Hoi Nuong (Miso Glazed Salmon) with shitake mushrooms, bok choy, coconut lobster broth, and annatto oil.
An elevated dinner menu ($45) includes signatures with an addition of the daily chef’s special. Highlights include the Cari Tom (Jumbo Gulf Shrimp) with bamboo shoots, lime leaf, snap peas, and zucchini in a spicy coconut green curry broth and Ga Xao Xa Ot (Amish Farm Chicken Breast) with mushrooms, sweet onions, lemongrass, jalapeno, and Thai basil. Four dessert options include Tarte Au Citron (Yuzu Lemon Curd) with mint, meringue and fresh berries and Opera Cake, layers of almond sponge cake soaked in coffee syrup, Valrhona ganache, coffee buttercream, and raspberry sorbet.
Menus are available for dine-in and takeout. To purchase your meal to-go or make a reservation, please visit www.lecolonialhouston.com.
Le Colonial photos: Kirsten Gilliam Hope Farms photos: Courtesy of Hope Farms