Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen Hosts Fundraiser For One Of Their Own

Family is about taking care of your own and, Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen in Brea Downtown is family so they are dedicating the seven-year anniversary to long-time employee, Jaime Palomar, who was recently diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma, a type of Kidney cancer. On Thursday, October 20th, proceeds from the anniversary event will go towards Jaime’s surgery.

Jaime has been an integral part of the Cha Cha’s family for the past four years as Head Butcher. Nightly he cuts, mixes and cooks the dishes that guests enjoy. From creating the homemade chorizo, preparing wood-oven carnitas, marinating the carne asada and braising the short ribs among many other things. Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen is committed to supporting Jaime through this difficult time to help get him back to good health.

The anniversary event will feature a live Latin band, food and drink specials with a percentage of sales benefiting Jaime, and a raffle fundraiser. Starting at 5:00 p.m., party goers can enjoy lobster specials, tequila flights featuring Asombroso 100% Blue Agave Tequila. Additionally all proceeds from a special margarita in Jaime’s honor, “The El Palomar,” made with Asombroso Blanco 100% blue agave tequila, fresh serrano chili, orange liqueur, freshly squeezed lime juice and a float of hibiscus, will go towards his surgery. Guests who cannot attend the anniversary can still support by ordering “The El Palomar” margarita and all proceeds throughout the month of October will be donated to Jaime.

Chef Joe Martinez will be offering the following lobster specials:

· Lobster Taco: Wrapped in a grilled flour tortilla, crisp lobster tails, cornmeal dusted romaine and red cabbage tossed in chili vinaigrette, heirloom pico de gallo, avocado, crema fresca and lime.

· Lobster Tamale: Sweet corn tamales filled with poached fresh main lobster and verdolagas with a creamy chili de pasilla-sherry sauce and micro cilantro.

The Latin inspired menu adapts the culinary heritage of Mexico and Latin America to a fresh modern style. In the open kitchen guests can watch savory dishes being prepared in the wood-fired oven, while free-range Jidori chickens roast to perfection.

In the lounge the lively sound of handcrafted cocktails being shaken provides the backdrop. These tequila libations utilize freshly squeezed juices, house-made infusions, and fresh seasonal fruit. A variety of popular and boutique wineries from the Central Coast, Spain and South America also add a great complement to any meal.

This energetic Mexican restaurant in Brea Downtown is always bustling with the sounds of its popular happy hour, live Latin bands, and the conversations of friends and family. For more information visit www.ChaChasLatinKitchen.com or call (714)-240-1055. Cha Cha’s is located at 110 W. Birch St., Brea, CA 92821.

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