FINCA, the Baltic's street-food-in-a-gin-garden concept, is bringing out its new barbecue menu this weekend by donating a percentage of its takings on the first day to Claire House Children's Hospice.

The Cuban diner, located in the Botanical Gin Garden, is taking advantage of National BBQ Week on Saturday 4 June with new items including pollo assado – mojo chicken thighs, Moros Y Cristianos – rice and black beans, and baby back ribs with a guava BBQ sauce.

Read: Restaurant review: Finca

The new BBQ menu items add to FINCA’s already substantial street food offering which includes cubanos - traditional hearty Cuban sandwiches, mariquitas – crunchy plantain crisps and bunuelos, Cuban style donuts.

Oli Smith, chef and co-founder of FINCA, says: “We can’t wait to stoke up the fire and introduce our BBQ menu to the city! In my opinion, there’s nothing better than kicking back with a beer in the sun and enjoying freshly barbecued food with friends – this will be possible every weekend throughout the summer at the Botanical Gin Garden. We’re also thrilled to team up with Claire House Children’s Hospice – it’s a great cause and we aim to raise as much money as possible for the charity.”

Mark Pearson, Events Fundraising Manager, says: “Claire House helps seriously and terminally ill children live life to the full. We help families smile again when life couldn’t get any tougher. We are the children’s hospice for Liverpool and Merseyside and have a dream to be there for every family that needs us, which makes fundraising events in the community so important.”

FINCA is currently two months into a seven-month residency at Botanical Gin Garden on New Bird Street in The Baltic Triangle.


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