One week ago today, Lafa Mediterranean by Zeina's celebrated "Community Day" which started with a Ribbon Cutting and welcome from our New Hartford Chamber of Commerce. The Zeina family pledged to donate 50% of that day's sales to the New Hartford Fire Department in support of the community in which they live.
Today, the chamber returned to Lafa's to commemorate the donation of $4,000 to The New Hartford Firemen's Benevolent Association. Joe Luker, President of the Association, graciously accepted the check from Albert, Elias and Layla Zeina, pictured above with Chamber President Mark Turnbull.
In July 2016, the Zeina family was displaced from their home due to a tragic fire that left their house uninhabitable. Luckily everyone was safe and the structural damage was limited to the kitchen area. Lafa manager/owner Elias Zeina explains “The New Hartford Fire Department was quick to respond to the fire and were extremely empathetic during a challenging time for our family. We are honored to support this organization in any way we can.”
Lafa Mediterranean by Zeina’s is a fast-casual “walk the line” Mediterranean restaurant specializing in completely customizable grain bowls, pita wraps, and salads, with ingredients prepared in small batches in an open kitchen. The menu features a variety of classic Mediterranean favorites such as hummus, falafel, taziki, shawarma, and baklava. As well as a selection of hand-crafted modern Mediterranean options such as lamb meatballs, red pepper sauce, and quinoa tabouli.
Lafa is located in the Men’s Wearhouse Plaza at 4666 Commercial Drive, New Hartford and is open Monday-Saturday 11:00am - 8:00pm. For additional information follow Lafa on Facebook and Instagram or contact manager/owner Elias Zeina at (315) 606-5232.