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Breakfast at Rein to Benefit Haiti by Donating All February Profits

The Garden City Hotel’s signature restaurant, Rein, in support of Haiti earthquake relief efforts, will donate all of its February breakfast menu profits to the Nassau County Chapter of the American Red Cross (

Of the charitable breakfast program, Executive Vice President Patrick Smalley says, “Our hearts and minds are with all of those in Haiti along with their families and friends here in Nassau County. The Garden City Hotel joins with the Red Cross to offer our guests something as simple as having a breakfast meeting as a way to support relief efforts.”

“Even in the darkest hours, Long Islanders always rise to the occasion,” says Frank Cassano, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross in Nassau County. “We are extremely grateful to the Garden City Hotel for its generosity as we work to provide not only for the immediate needs of the Haitian people, but the long-term recovery effort as well.”

“This initiative will go a long way towards providing relief to the people of Haiti, and I thank The Garden City Hotel for their generosity,” says Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. “I invite everyone to come out to The Garden City Hotel during the month of February. Not only will you enjoy a great breakfast, but you will be helping those who are suffering in the aftermath of this tragedy.”

Award-winning Chef Steven De Bruyn, inspired by one of his pastry chefs, Haitian-born Lucie Lemy and her mother’s recipe, adds a special comfort dish to the menu. With respect to a Haitian tradition is Labouyi Bannann, an energizing porridge-like drink made of pureed plantains, vanilla beans, sugar and evaporated milk. Also on De Bruyn’s popular breakfast menu, designed to power every breakfast meeting, are eggs of all styles including a side of NY sirloin steak or poached with smoked salmon, fresh dill béarnaise and asparagus. Always available are Chef’s freshly-squeezed juice-of-the-day, seasonal fruit plates with fresh berries and a poppy-yogurt dressing, homemade granola and sugar-free preserves.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The American Red Cross is a charity, not a government agency, and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. Long Islanders can keep up with the relief operation in Haiti by visiting the Red Cross online at or help the Nassau Red Cross directly by visiting or by calling 747-3500.