Sara and Akbar Sadat, with the help of an enthusiastic group of friends, is offering what has turned into a monthly dinner at Sadat’s Cuisine.
The March dinner was enjoyed by more than 85 people, and most of them asked about more dinners — for themselves and for friends.
As a result, another fundraising dinner is on Saturday, April 28, 6-8 p.m.
Money raised will support the immigration of a pair of refugees — Sara Sadat’s parents — who were forced to leave Afghanistan and have been living for months in Turkey. They are expected to be making the move to P.E.I. in the fall.
The full, multi-course meal — appetizer, salad, main, dessert, plus tea/coffee, with the choice of lamb, chicken, beef or vegetarian (all Halal) – is $30 with $20 of that going toward sponsorship of the refugees. As well, further contributions are welcome, and any donation of $50 or more is eligible for a tax receipt.
Sadat’s Cuisine is located at 223 University Avenue in Charlottetown. Patrons should phone 902-367-6631 or 902-213-7420 by April 26 to reserve a time and specify the choice of their main course.
Sara and Akbar Sadat have been living in Charlottetown for more than a decade. Their years-long journey here from war-torn Afghanistan took them through Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Russia and Turkey. Once on P.E.I., they settled, working hard to gain citizenship, build a home and a catering service, ensure their children’s education and support their extended family. They fulfilled a dream when they opened their restaurant across from Holland College and then re-established it in the new location near the corner of University and Euston streets. Conscious of the good fortune which the Island has given them, they give back in a number of ways, including strong support of Habitat for Humanity.