15 Famous person Cooks took us on a culinary journey connecting the world by meals and custom on O’ahu island. Titled ‘It’s A Meals World After All’ , the finale was held at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa on the grounds of beautiful Ko Olina Seaside. Have you learnt that Aulani means ‘messenger of the chief’?
It was an honor to attend the closing event of the 4th Annual Hawaii Meals & Wine Pageant. Listed below are some highlights.
We started out by cooling off from the current afternoon photo voltaic with some cocktails by mixologists Daniel & Chandra Lucariello: Yard Choice- with Hawai’s private Pure Ocean Vodka & Strawberry Puree & my favorite, Kiawe Pineapple- with Patron ROCA Reposado & charred pineapple. Good for the seashore. And who doesn’t like fruit of their cocktails?
Roberto letting us attempt his Hirsch’s 2007 Gruner Veltliner #1 which we beloved. Principally on account of Roberto was so nice.
The Chef’s dishes have been creative and pleasant. Seafood choices from ceviche to shrimp. Pork three strategies. Venison. It was terribly onerous to pick out favorites! Proper right here’s a lineup of some unimaginable selections:
The underside correct nook was an unlimited hit- Chef Jason Kina’s Pepper seared Ahi with caramelized wasabi aioli, tatsoi & Hamakua Ali’i mushrooms. Bottom left nook was from Aulani’s private Kevin Chong & a major pick-Keahole lobster curry with selfmade pasta, pesto and a coconut lime froth.
Andrew Sutton of Napa Rose served up pork tacos (bottom left) with an avocado coconut shake that you just simply drink sooner than consuming the taco. A large hit for me was the underside correct dish of Moloka’i venison with pa’i’ai, Namihana shochu & palula. I’d been dying to attempt some Moloka’i venison and this dish had such good texture and style.
I beloved the creativity of this dish from Vivian Wu (Alan Wong’s) consisting of a Tahitian Lime Parfait with graham cracker sable & Hawaiian Honey. Palm tree cookie matches in utterly with the seashore theme of the event.
The Aloha spirit was present at King’s Hawaiian Bread (you already know that sweet bread you get on the grocery retailer) their stand had complimentary sunglasses! The current canine buns are on my document to grab subsequent time I make sandwiches. Just like Three Little Pigs on account of it was so good.
Music from Barry Flanagan of Hapa was wonderful in direction of the backdrop of the setting photo voltaic.
The second I obtained to fulfill one amongst my meals idols, Iron Chef Cat Cora. She was very gracious and I meant to tell her how quite a bit she impressed me nevertheless I obtained so nervous I merely smiled and tried to not cry. Her shrimp was so spicy I nearly cried as soon as extra later!
Getting a method of some Savignon Blanc!
Beautiful edible flowers. I actually like how they offer the impression of being so delicately positioned on prime of the dish.
Chef Alan Wong utterly captures the feeling of the event. All smiles. Celebrating cultures and coming collectively by meals to encourage us all.
Chef Alan Wong & Co- Founding father of the event Roy Yamaguchi & his partner Denise beneath. The Hawaii Meals & Wine Pageant has been able to current over $700,000 in proceeds to native beneficiaries which is implausible.
After some additional music and a beautiful acrobatic current acquired right here the finale of fireworks!
There was an beautiful sense of Ohana (Hawaiian for family) from your complete people working collectively to positioned on such a unbelievable event. Lots satisfaction throughout the native parts and sharing their gorgeous dishes made it so specific.