That's the L'Atitude! Cork businesses band together to help city wine bar

That's the L'Atitude! Cork businesses band together to help city wine bar
L'Atitude 51, which was remained closed since a fire on Patrick's Day is to collaborate with Ali's Kitchen for a series of pop up events in December.

On Wednesday, L'Atitude announced that due to unforeseen delays with repair work, it won't be until January 2020 that the popular corner spot on Union Quay will be back pouring wine.

Fortunately, Cork businesses are lending a helping hand until Beverley and her team can get back on their feet.

The most recent offer has been from chef Ali Honour of Ali's Kitchen, who will collaborate with L'Atitude to bring some Christmas cheer to the city.

The wine bar took to Twitter to make the announcement stating: "We're teaming up with one of the hottest food names in town - Ali's Kitchen, for a festive food and wine collaboration, so you can get your L'Atitude fix for the festive season in a beautiful, cosy setting, with delicious food to boot!"

The two businesses will come together to host a series of pop-up events in December to get people in the festive spirit.

"When I heard that I wouldn’t be open before Christmas, I was heartbroken, to say the least", Beverley told The Echo saying that she is "hugely indebted" to Ali's Kitchen for their generous offer.

The two businesses ran similar pop-ups in the summer, which were very well received.

"Ali's food and L'Atitude's style of wine work very well together", Beverley said.

Since the fire on Patrick's Day, several businesses have offered their venues to L'Atitude to host events like this.

Ali's Kitchen along with Idaho Cafe, On The Pigs's Back and Crawford & Co all stepped up and more recently, with the acquisition of a wine license St Peter’s Cork offered L'Atitude a home for their wine events until 1 Union Quay is back open again.

Beverley spoke of the devastation she felt following the fire and how appreciative she is to Cork businesses for keeping the L'Atitude spirit alive:

"Losing our physical presence where people knew where and when to find us has been the most challenging, especially as we had established a loyal customer following after seven and half years and had become part of people's social routine - all the hard work we had put in was at risk of being lost overnight.

"On the day of the fire, I put a post on social media advising our followers that we would have to cancel our upcoming events and was inundated with messages from fellow business-owners, offering their venues for our events. 

"I was overwhelmed by the level of support - these gestures of solidarity left me speechless, but determined to pick up the pieces and keep going. 

"If it hadn't been for them, I would probably have given up and L'Atitude would have been nothing more than a memory."

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