Business Brief: Zephrus Restaurant hosts nonprofits

Local nonprofits that use their databases to publicize a get-together at Zephrus Restaurant will receive 20 percent of that evening’s proceeds.

Referencing this fall’s popular dessert fundraiser, chef Robert Lionette said, “We’ve been doing these desserts and then we thought of other ways to use the joy of dining out to support groups on Martha’s Vineyard.”

The promotion includes diners unconnected to the nonprofits. “You have people dining who have rooms at the Inn or Islanders with plans to go to Zephrus, and they will be delighted that 20 percent of their bill of fare goes to local groups,” said general manager Nili Goldstein.

The chef, who uses local produce as the basis of his pantry, was approached by the Island Grown Initiative (IGI) to create a place members and friends could enjoy dining out to raise funds, according to a press release. A nonprofit that supports local food and farming on Martha’s Vineyard, IGI has publicized Wednesday nights as a time when Zephrus “will become their place to enjoy the universal experience of dining with friends and supporting the joy of buying local.”

For more information, call Ms. Goldstein at 508-693-2200, extension 132.