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Build A New Home for KOTO

Kr1_1Here's the latest on the ongoing fight to raise funds to save the excellent KOTO 'Street Kid Scoffhouse' in Hanoi and the launch of the 'Buy a Brick' campaign, courtesy of volunteer fundraiser/blogger, Our Man in Hanoi. If you're in Hanoi next Thursday, there's only one place to go eat.

On Thursday, November 11th KOTO founder Jimmy Pham will officially launch a funding appeal to “Build a New Home for KOTO”. The lease on our current restaurant runs out in Spring 2005. KOTO must move.

We have identified a central, larger site that can help make KOTO genuinely sustainable. The restaurant remains the cornerstone of KOTO’s training scheme which helps disadvantaged youth learn the skills that have seen our graduates go on to work in some of the country’s top restaurants, hotels, and bars.

To mark the occasion, KOTO trainees have been working with top Australian chef Nhut Huynh and together they will be giving guests a taste of exclusive Sydney Restaurant RQ where Nhut is head chef. Please join us to taste the food created by this one-off partnership and help us launch the campaign that will secure our new home and our future.

If you would like to attend then please email or ring Steve ++84 (0)4 8473492 with details of names and numbers. Feel free to forward this message to friends, families or colleagues who might like to attend.

The launch takes place at our current restaurant at 61 Van Mieu Street, Hanoi between 6.30 and 8pm.  This is a free event, however, all donations to the appeal will be very gratefully received.

I'll say it again. It's a good cause. Good food. If you're an Editor and you want the inside scoop, let me know.


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Cheers for the plug Pieman and I'll buy a beer for anyone who wants to come along.

I'm the big the western one. Find me and claim your Tiger beer.

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