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The 16th Honolulu Festival

The Friendship Gala is an exciting event featuring wonderful cuisine and cultural performances.

The objective of the Gala is to promote friendship and international goodwill between the people of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim region. Festival participants are offered a unique insight into the cultures of the region through dance, song and regional cuisine by some of Hawaii's most famous chefs and restaurants.

Bin-I Cultural Troupe of Ilocos Norte (Philippines)
SUGAREN (Koch, Japan)
Sonoda Gakuen High School (Hyogo, Japan)
The Ryukyu Koten Afuso-ryu Ongaku Kenkyuu Choichi Kai (Okinawa, Japan)
The Ryukyu Koten Afuso-ryu Ongaku Kenkyuu Choichi Kai Hawaii (Hawaii)

[  Date  ]  Saturday, March 13, 2010 7:00pm-9:00pm
[ Venue ]  Hawaii Convention Center (1801 Kalakaua Ave.)
               Kamehameha Exhibit Hall 1
[ Ticket ]  Local Selling Price $85 ($35 tax-deductible)

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Participating Restaurants & Menu

Vikram Garg
Chef: Vikram Garg
Halekulani http://www.halekulani.com/

Ahi Tartare, Crispy Papadom and Pickled Beets
Marc Anthony Freiberg
Chef: Marc Anthony Freiberg
Mariposa at Neiman Marcus
Mariposa at Neiman Marcus

Braised pork belly, dinosaur kale, sunchoke puree & kabocha pumpkin coconut curry
Chef Gordan Streng
Chef: Gordan Streng
Tango Contemporary Cafe
Tango Contemporary Cafehttp://tangocafehawaii.com

Hamakua Mushroom Risotto with garlic shrimp


Rodney Uyehara
Chef: Rodney Uyehara
Beachhouse at the Westin Moana Surfrider Beachhouse at the Westin Moana Surfrider

“Yuzu Kosho Poached Atlantic Salmon” Soy Ginger Jus, Tofu & Sea Asparagus salad
Russell Siu
Chef: Russell Siu
3660 on the Rise

Pan Seared Furikake Crusted Filet of Salmon, Edamame Salad, Yuzu Butter Sauce with a Kabayaki Drizzle
Nobu Matsuhisa
Chef: Nobu Matsuhisa
Nobu Waikiki
Nobu Waikikihttp://www.noburestaurants.com

Nobu Style Ahi Poke
Chef Leighton Miyakawa
Chef:Leighton Miyakawa
Ruth's Chris Steak HouseRuth's Chris Steak House

Beef Tenderloin on Crostini and served with our special horseradish sauce
  Wolfgang's Steak House
Wolfgang's Steak House http://wolfgangssteakhouse.com/

Wolfgang’s Steak House Grilled Colorado Lamb Chop served with cream spinach and mashed potatoes
Masami Shimoyama
Chef: Masami Shimoyama
Hakone Restaurant at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki
Hakone Restaurant at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki

Beef Shogayaki (thinly sliced beef marinated in Hakone’s special ginger and soy sauce and sauteed with onions to perfection)


Roy Yamaguchi
Chef: Roy Yamaguchi
The Original Roy's Hawaii Kai
The Original Roy's Hawaii Kaihttp://www.roysrestaurant.com

Chocolate souffle dessert
Miho Ishimori
Chef:Miho Ishimori

Satura Cakes
Satura Cakeshttp://www.saturacakes.com

Mangomisu (Tropical tiramisu featuring mascarpone cheese, mango puree and hand-made mango preserve,Topped with fresh mango )

Alan Wong
Chef: Alan Wong
Alan Wong's Restaurant
Alan Wong's Restauranthttp://www.alanwongs.com

Waialua Chocolate Decadence "5 Layers of Chocolate Heaven"


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