El Naranjo’s benefit dinner and other Austin restaurants contributing to Mexico earthquake-relief efforts

Chef Iliana de Vega, together with guest chef Gabriel Ibarra, executive chef from Cappy’s, Cappyccino and La Fonda on Maine, will host a dinner next Thursday night (9/28) at her restaurant, El Naranjo (85 Rainey St.), to raise money for relief efforts in her native Mexico following the devastating earthquake of last week.

The three-course dinner, along with mezcal, tequila and wine pairings, is $75 per person, and all proceeds will be donated to Citibanamex Compromiso Social which seeks to aid in Oaxaca and Mexico City earthquake relief. All funds raised will be matched dollar by dollar by Citibanamex Compromiso Social.

For more information or to RSVP call 512-474-2776 or through elnaranjorestaurant.com.

A woman holds her child as she stands next to wall turned to rubble when it collapsed during a massive earthquake in Mexico City on September 8.
(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

If you know of other restaurants, bars or food trucks raising or collecting money or goods for relief efforts in Mexico, please email modam@statesman.com.

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