To boost support for small, local, and independent food establishments that are gravely affected by the ongoing pandemic, UNKNWN launches a unique dining experience called HAIN: Takeaway, Together.
HAIN, pronounced “HAH-een”, is a Tagalog word that refers to the manner of setting food on the table.
“The idea behind HAIN stemmed from our desire to help the local food and beverage businesses that have been affected by these extraordinary times,” says HAIN co-organizer and restaurateur Samantha Nicole. “We also want to show that these struggling but surviving restaurants are endlessly creating and adapting and that ensuring our industry’s place in the future would require a collective effort.”
“One of our main goals for HAIN is to boost the morale of our community during these trying times. It’s really nice seeing everyone joining forces, from restaurateurs and chefs to diners and even our creative friends, to make this initiative possible,” says Ash Rye, HAIN co-organizer. “This is also our way of supporting our charity partners in their activities that put food on the tables of their beneficiaries.”
13 restaurants, 3 days, 1 weekend of amazing takeout experience for a good cause
For HAIN’s first edition happening on September 17 to 19, 13 restaurants in Metro Manila have curated special takeaway menus and set meals exclusively for HAIN. The participating restaurants include Angel’s Kitchen, The Bowery NYC Comfort Food, Lampara, OTO, Borough, Nic’s Park Terraces, Hai Shin Lou, Futur:st, Square One Hospitality, Cheech & Chang Hong Kong Roasts, TETSUO, Mijo Comfort Food, and The Bistro by Element Boutique Hotel.
These curated set meals are available on HAIN’s official website, www.hain-mnl.shop, for P1,500. Customers order these special set meals beginning September 9th until the last day of the HAIN weekend on September 19th. 15% of sales from the HAIN weekend will go to Rise Against Hunger PH in support of their projects to end hunger by empowering communities, nourishing lives, and responding to emergencies.
For the HAIN weekend, HAIN has partnered with revolutionary indoor farm Future Fresh to provide the participating restaurants with hydroponically-grown and pesticide-free greens. HAIN is also working with upcoming events IFEX Philippines and Sustainability Solutions Expo (SSX) to provide sustainable food packaging throughout the weekend. IFEX Philippines is the banner event for the food trade sector while SSX is poised to be the country’s leading platform for sustainable products, solutions, and technologies for MSMEs in the food and lifestyle sectors. Both events are organized by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM).
Each HAIN kit will also come with a complimentary Singleton of Dufftown 12YO Pocket Single Malt Scotch together with custom cocktail recipes concocted by each partner restaurant. The Singleton is an award-winning Single Malt Whisky that’s smooth, sweet, and lusciously rich. Customers of HAIN will be able to #TastetheSingleton through diverse serves paired with different food offerings in the comfort of their own homes.
A HAIN video-on-demand (VOD) accessed via the HAIN kits, will also take diners into an in-depth journey about HAIN, highlighting the offerings of each restaurant as well as the enriching stories. Moreover, the VOD will give HAIN customers access to a special video segment by The Singleton, taking diners through a step-by-step guide on how to prepare signature cocktails at home.
For more information, please follow HAIN on Instagram on @hain_mnl or visit www.hain-mnl.shop. Share your HAIN experience online using the #HainTakeaway hashtag or by tagging HAIN geotag on Instagram.
Text and photos courtesy of UNKNWN Mnl.