|Berkshire Immigrant Center Sets 3 'Dining Out' Events|
|11:15AM / Friday, February 01, 2013|
LEE, Mass. — The Berkshire Immigrant Center announced its next round of "Dining Out" events, which highlight local immigrant-owned businesses and to help support the center's programs. The first event will be held at Chez Nous at 150 Main St. on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Chez Nous will donate 40 percent of the evening's proceeds directly to the Berkshire Immigrant Center. Chez Nous specializes in French fare and will offer diners a bistro menu, morederately priced wines and French desserts.
Like other immigrant restaurant owners, Chez Nous' Franck Tessier and Rachel Portney – both extensively trained in France – have their own personal immigration experiences and welcome the chance to assist the center by kicking off this year's Dining Out series.
The series will continue on March 18 at Xicohtencatl in Great Barrington, where restaurant owners Toni Bergins and Angel Espinosa will share their Tlaxcalan Mexican recipes with BIC supporters. Last year, the owners donated more than $1,700 to BIC, noting that they were glad to have the opportunity to share some of their profits with an organization that has brought such important services and supports to employees and friends.
The third event will take place on May 20 at Flavours Restaurant in Pittsfield. Husband and wife owners Sabrina and Chin Tam are grateful for the help Sabrina received from BIC last year as she became a United States citizen. Flavours will present a buffet sampling of Malyasian food with two seatings at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. and will also donate a significant portion of the evening's proceeds to the center.