It's hard to believe that the holidays are right around the corner. Greater Raleigh has many great events going on during this season of giving. One restaurant is kicking off the holiday season this weekend.

Join Mandolin this Sat., Dec. 7, for brunch with Santa Claus. Brunch will be from 10:30am-2:30pm. Bring a new toy or donation to benefit Project CATCH. Project CATCH (Community Action Targeting Children who are Homeless) works with 11 area homeless shelters and programs to ensure that they are able to correctly identify and address the specific needs of the children in their care.

MandolinEnjoy a delicious brunch at Mandolin while supporting a great cause. Not only will you feel good about helping a child in need this holiday season, but you will enjoy a great meal with your family and friends. Mandolin's menu has something for everything. The Country Breakfast is a hearty option with scrambled eggs, bacon, home fries and toast.

One of my favorites brunch items on Mandolin's menu is the Mandolin Skillet. This dish includes Old Guilford stone-ground grits with Nueske’s bacon, black-eyed peas, fried eggs, ranchero sauce and crème fraiche. Pair any of brunch dishes with a Bloody Mandolin or a cup of fresh squeezed orange juice, and you're guaranteed to get your day started right.

Call Mandolin today to reserve your space for brunch with Santa Claus, 919.322.0365919.322.0365.