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Tamarind of London Joins Global Culinary Campaign in the Fight Against AIDS

Newport Coast CA— This June, where and what you eat can help save lives and deliver the first AIDS Free Generation in over 30 years, thanks to the EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES campaign. Tamarind of London, a contemporary Indian restaurant in Newport Coast, Calif., that pays homage to India’s flavorful traditional favorites while artfully integrating California’s robust selection of seasonal ingredients, is proud to announce that it will be joining restaurants, bars and food trucks across the world to encourage epicureans to EAT (RED), DRINK (RED) and help SAVE LIVES. From June 1 through June 30, Tamarind of London will be offering customers a limited-time (RED) dessert and cocktail, with all proceeds from each menu item benefiting the Global Fund to fight AIDS.

Spearheaded by Mario Batali, EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES is a month-long campaign which unites every aspect of the culinary world with one shared goal: to make a collective impact in the fight against AIDS. Today, it costs as little as 40 cents for two lifesaving pills that, when taken daily, can prevent an HIV+ mom from passing the virus to her unborn baby. Still, 650 babies are needlessly born with the virus every day. Together with food and drink businesses across the world, Tamarind of London is proud to play a role in getting that number to near zero in the coming years.

During the month of June, Tamarind of London guests will have the opportunity to support this campaign by indulging in two new limited-time (RED) menu items. The featured dessert will be a take on a classic; (RED) Velvet Cherry Cake which will incorporate St. Germaine infused cream cheese frosting, a cherry glaze, and accented with dark cherry garnishes and white chocolate. Guests will also be able to sip their way toward making a difference by enjoying the (RED) Rose Petal Martini, comprised of fresh red rose petals, vodka, lime and rose syrup.

Rose Petal Martini

Rose Petal Martini

“Turning Tamarind of London (RED) this June was an easy decision, as we are proud to be a part of a global culinary campaign dedicated to raising awareness and creating change,” said Imran Ali, executive chef, Tamarind of London. “We are passionate about the dishes we serve so to be able to create two new menu items that benefit a worthy cause is an honor. We encourage our customers to come in and join the campaign by enjoying our special (RED) Velvet and (RED) Martini throughout the month of June.”

To learn more about EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES, please visit Red.org/eat. To make a reservation at Tamarind of London, please call 949-715-8338.

About Tamarind of London

Located in beautiful Newport Coast, Calif., Tamarind of London sets the standard for an elevated Indian dining experience for locals and visitors alike. Tamarind of London pays homage to India’s flavorful traditional favorites while artfully integrating California’s robust selection of seasonal, fresh and sustainable ingredients in every dish. The menu is diverse, much like the Indian culinary scene, and offers a wide range of items suitable for every occasion, mood, appetite and palate. The combination of a generous happy hour, large airy patio with fire pits, innovative cocktails, and energetic bar scene has established Tamarind of London as a local hotspot. To learn more, visit www.tamarindoflondon.com.

About (RED)®

(RED) was founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver to engage businesses and people in the fight against AIDS. (RED) partners with the world’s most iconic brands who contribute up to 50% of profits from (RED)-branded goods and services to the Global Fund. (RED) Proud Partners include: Apple, Starbucks, Galaxy Chocolate (UK), The Coca-Cola Company, Bank of America, Beats by Dr. Dre, Belvedere, Claro, SAP, Telcel and Live Nation Entertainment. (RED) Special Edition partners include: aden+anais, Jonathan Adler, Theory, HEAD, Mophie, Square, Girl Skateboards, Fatboy USA and Bed Bath and Beyond.

To date, (RED) has generated more than $315 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support HIV/AIDS grants in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia. 100 percent of that money goes to work on the ground – no overhead is taken. Global Fund grants that (RED) supports have impacted more than 60 million people with prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services.

(RED) is a division of The ONE Campaign. Learn more at www.red.org.