Happy Tuesday pretty friends! Today I have some big news to share with all you hot sauce connoisseur’s- Peri-Peri has officially hit the USA! Not familiar with Peri-Peri hot sauce- no worries- you can actually get your own free bottle by clicking here. Pretty amazing, right? And to celebrate their big arrival, Nando’s is throwing a 10-day pop-up party on the BeltLine to introduce Atlanta to the most famous sauce you’ve never heard of.
From Thursday May 5 to Saturday May 14, Nando’s will transform the Atlanta Beltline Bicycle warehouse into a vibrant party space and will kick off festivities with a Braai, a traditional South African party involving friends, fire and delicious Nando’s food. In addition, Nando’s surprise-and-delight teams have been leaving artfully designed packages of PERi-PERi sauce—bearing postmarks from Nando’s home in southern Africa—on the doorknobs of 40,000 fortunate souls in Midtown, the Old Fourth Ward, Decatur and other Atlanta neighborhoods.
The Nando’s pop-up, at 151 Sampson Street on the Beltline, started with an Instagram meetup on Thursday May 5. On Friday, Justin Anthony, master chef behind Atlanta’s Cape Dutch, 10 Degrees South and Biltong Bar, manned the grills at a killer Braai and helped tell the story of Nando’s. Anthony grew up within walking distance of one of the very first Nando’s restaurants in his hometown of Johannesburg, and will share his love of PERi-PERi. “You can say I’m mildly obsessed. I grew up eating Nando’s pretty much every day,” he said.
My husband and I had the pleasure of attending one of Nando’s festive brunches. We were welcomed by friendly faces and fun music. We sat around drinking mimosas and enjoying the company of fellow Atlanta foodies. When brunch was served we were escorted the the beautifully transformed Atlanta Beltline Bicyle shop. It was my first time trying Peri-Peri hot sauce and I was quickly hooked. I went with their Garlic Flavor which was a perfect mix of bold garlic flavors with vinegary hot sauce. Delicious!
Nando’s PERi-PERi sauce is packed with flavor because it is made with sun-ripened lemons, onion, a dash of garlic and blended with our special ingredient – the African Bird’s Eye Chilli pepper. PERi-PERi (Swahili for ‘pepper pepper’) is the heart and soul of Nando’s PERi-PERi and the secret ingredient behind our 1,200 restaurants worldwide. One bite, and you will be hooked.
The 10-day Nando’s PERi-PERi pop-up will feature:
– The first time that Nando’s succulent PERi-PERi chicken—marinated for 24 hours and flame-grilled to perfection—will be served in Atlanta
– Local delicacies including PERi-PERi infused Old 4th Distillery Vodka and popsicles from King of Pops
– Atlanta artists including DJ Santiago and muralist and illustrator Barry Lee
– Special Braais for local musicians, artists, foodies, fitness gurus and South African ex-pats
– Chicken and waffles brunches featuring PERi-PERi Bloody Marys
Nando’s is heating up Atlanta to celebrate the wide availability of PERi-PERi in Atlanta supermarkets. Atlanta also has a thriving community of South African ex-pats and a long tradition of loving chicken. Put it all together and we just know Atlantans will become Nando’s fans!
Flavor and Fire in a Bottle
All of Nando’s PERi-PERi comes from southern Africa. No place on earth has more perfect soil and sunshine to grow the African Bird’s Eye Chilli. At the PERi-farm, we wait till these chillies are at their reddest, fiery best. Then we handpick them, dry them and crush them. We’ve just turned chillies into PERi-PERi.
Today, Nando’s PERi-PERi is the biggest ‘hot sauce’ from Britain to Australia to South Africa. Not that we’re a ‘hot sauce’. A hot sauce burns and nothing else. Nando’s range of PERi-PERi sauces combine flavor with varying degrees of heat that will satisfy everyone from the most timid PERi-PERi beginner to fiery heat seekers. With a range of flavors, you can choose your heat before you eat!
Nando’s PERi-PERi Sauce Now Available in 10,000 US Locations
You’ll find Nando’s PERi-PERi in the condiment aisle in over 10,000 of the nation’s biggest retailers, including Safeway, Kroger, Fresh Market, Walmart, Publix and more.
You might call us biased (we are), but we think PERi-PERi sauce is the best thing that could happen to chicken. First-timers can be timid at first. They splash a bit on a plate and dab their finger in. Soon they are cooking chicken every night just to eat Nando’s PERi-PERi sauce.
Made from fresh ingredients, our PERi-PERi sauces contain no artificial preservatives, no artificial colors, no artificial flavors and no added MSG. They’re also gluten-free, kosher and suitable for vegetarians. For more information, please visit www.nandosperiperi.com/sauces, or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NandosUSA. #PERiPERiYourChicken. To buy online, please visit http://shop.nandosperiperi.com/