Brunch and Birds for Beirut

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BBQ chicken at Henrietta Chicken
Photograph: Supplied/Henrietta C

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Two neighbouring Surry Hills restaurants are roping in their foodie friends to raise money for Lebanon

In response to the tragic explosion that ripped through Beirut in early August, two Surry Hills eateries are putting their efforts into fundraiding for relief efforts this Sunday, August 30.

At the beautiful, light-filled Nour, a one-off brunch event will take place,  featuring  a set menu with an array of Lebanese-inspired dishes like falafel crumpets with tahini and a soft-boiled egg; a fatteh of eggplant with yoghurt, crispbread, nuts and burnt butter; and Baalbek-style fried eggs with lamb shawarma, tahini yoghurt and smoked-almond crumb. As for dessert, Nour will be reining in the assistance of the bearded bakers at Knafeh to make the dessert they're so well-known for – warm, sweet knafeh, or cheese pastries. Stop in for brunch between 10am-4pm, for $89 per person. 

Down by road, you'll find recently opened Henrietta, known for its casual vibe and smoky charcoal chicken. Belles Hot Chicken will be stopping in for the day to whip up a Lebanese-inspired version of its classic chicken burger. Plus, Belles will be teaming up with Henrietta to create a plate featuring a quarter charcoal chicken with garlic toum, Belle's fried chicken, and Belle's hot sauce. The legends at Gelato Messina will be around too, slinging a new gelato flavour for the occasion. Head over for one of the special menu items between noon and 4pm. All profits raised there and at Nour on the day will go towards the Beirut Crisis Appeal through AusRelief

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