Frankston City Council is partnering with 12 local cafés and restaurants, to help the community celebrate Harmony Week.
Each business will serve a different $10 cultural special throughout the week of 15–21 March.
Skye Harrison and Joshua Swiers, owners of Bear & Cub café in Seaford, are providing a Latin twist to their usual menu of gourmet brunch and specialty coffee, during Harmony Week.
“We will be offering customers the ‘Huevos Mexicanos’ special: Mexican scrambled eggs with spicy black bean dip, queso fresco, avocado and corn tortilla, which is vegetarian, and gluten free.
“We love Mexican food; it’s tasty, fresh and full of colour and we’re excited to be able to add this to the menu for the week,” Ms Harrison said.
“Josh and I are Seaford locals and we love everything about our community, which is why we chose to open our business here more than four years ago.”
Ms Harrison said Harmony Week was ultimately a celebration of community and the Bear & Cub team was excited to be involved.
“We all have something different to offer and we should embrace that.”
Frankston City Council Mayor, Sandra Mayer said Harmony Week was a great time to talk about how our cultural differences and similarities make the city a wonderful place to live.
“Our community includes people with 118 different ancestries and one in five residents was born overseas,” Cr Mayer said. “Food is one of the best ways for people to connect and share a part of their heritage.
“I am thrilled local businesses are participating in Harmony Week to help us promote inclusion and respect – and the key message that everyone belongs.”
As part of the celebrations, one lucky person will win vouchers valued at $300 to spend on dining experiences throughout Frankston City.
“To enter, visit at least three of the participating businesses to get your Harmony Week Passport stamped between 15 and 21 March,” Cr Mayer said.
Participating restaurants and cafés:
Olive & Pineapple
Poppy’s Thai Langwarrin
Ginseng Modern Asian Cuisine
Bear & Cub
Ha Long Bay Frankston
McClelland Gallery Café
For more information, to see the dishes or to download your Harmony Week Passport visit: frankston.vic.gov.au/HarmonyWeek