Wellington restaurants invite returned servicemen and women to a complimentary meal on ANZAC Day.
ANZAC Day celebrates and honours those men and women who have served New Zealand and Australia in military operations. This ANZAC Day Wellington restaurants Monsoon Poon, Boulcott Street Bistro and Osteria del Toro are honouring all returned servicemen and women by inviting them to dine for free.
“There are many New Zealanders who have served our country and deserve our recognition and we’d like to thank them, ” Monsoon Poon owner and president of the Wellington branch of the Restaurant Association of New Zealand, Mike Egan says.
After seeing a similar concept in the United states, and talking to Monsoon Poon customers Mr Egan brought the tribute to New Zealand in 2012.
“Many restaurants throughout the United States honour their service men and women in a similar style with ‘Veterans’ Dine for Free’. It has proven to be a well respected event, with a great response,” said Mr Egan.
“A few of our guests [at Monsoon Poon] were once stationed at the NZ Army base in Singapore and love South East Asian food, so I thought we’d invite them to dine as an acknowledgement of their service,
“Last year, we had a number of returned servicemen and women enjoy the offer and I hope that this will become an annual event on restaurant calendars throughout New Zealand,” said Mr Egan.
Monsoon Poon and Osteria del Toro are open for 5pm dinner this ANZAC Day, Thursday 25th April.
(Offer also available at Monsoon Poon, Auckland)
Boulcott Street Bistro is open from 5.30pm
Share this with every person you know who has served New Zealand and Australia, and be sure to thank them.
For dining details please contact:
Monsoon Poon – +64 4 803 3555 email@example.com www.monsoonpoon.co.nz
Osteria del Toro – (04) 381 2299 firstname.lastname@example.org www.osteriadeltoro.co.nz
Boulcott Street bistro – (04) 499 4191 email@example.com www.boulcottstreetbistro.co.nz
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