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The 19th Annual 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.

Entertainment :
- Halau Hula Olana (Hawaii)
- Anuhea, Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner (Hawaii)
- Sonoda Gakuen High School (Hyogo, Japan) / Dance
- Youth Theatre Japan (Hyogo, Japan) / Dance
- SUGAREN (Kochi, Japan) / Yosakoi Dance

[  Date  ]  Friday, March 1, 2013 6:30pm-8:30pm
[ Venue ]  Hawaii Convention Center
               Kamehameha Exhibit Hall 1
[ Ticket ]  $90 / $70 those for those under 21 years of age.  
Includes food and one beverage.
*FREE admission for those under 6 years old.  Does not include food and beverage.

Buy Tickets

*Tickets are to be picked up at the reception desk on THE DAY.
When picking up your tickets you must bring a copy of "Order Confirmation Email"or provide the email address and name used to purchase the tickets.

Participating Restaurants & Menu

Chef Christopher Garnier
Exe Chef:
Christopher Garnier
Roy's Hawaii Kai
Roy's Hawaii Kaihttp://www.roysrestaurant.com

Braised Short Rib & Morel Mushroom Dumpling with Bordelaise Sauce, Potato Puree & Parsley Salad
Chef George Mavrothalassitis
Exe Chef:
George Mavrothalassitis
Chef MavroChef Mavro

Seared Catch on Bulgur Wheat Tabbouleh, essence of parsley
Chef Kevin Hanney
Exe Chef:
Kevin Hanney
12th Ave. Grill
12th Ave Grill http://www.12thavegrill.com

Lamb & Local Root Vegetable ragout over soft polenta
Chef Marc Anthony Freiberg
Exe Chef:
Marc Anthony Freiberg

Mariposa at Neiman Marcus
Hawaiian Butterfish black Thai rice, coconut-chili vinaigrette, pickled jalapeno salad
Chef Leighton Miyakawa
Exe Chef:
Leighton Miyakawa
Ruth's Chris Steak HouseRuth's Chris Steak House

Tenderloinserved with garlic mashed potatoes enhanced with an au poivre sauce
Chef Nicolas Chaize
Exe Chef:
Nicolas Chaize
Nico's at Pier 38
Nico's at Pier 38 http://nicospier38.com

Ahi Limu, Ahi Shoyu, Spicy Ahi with a flare of smoked Ahi
Chef Ronnie Nasuti
Exe Chef:
Ronnie Nasuti
Tiki's Grill & BarTiki's Grill & Bar

Paniolo beef short ribs, smoked taro puree, luau leaf demi glaze, lomilomi hau'ula tomatoes
Chef Masami Shimoyama
Master Chef:
Masami Shimoyama
HakoneHakone Restaurant at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki

Salmon Inari Sushi seasoned aburage Stuffed with rice, ogo, fresh salmon sesame oil and pickled ginger garnish
Pastry Chef JJ Luangkhot
Exe Pastry Chef/Owner:
JJ Luangkhot
JJ's Bistro & French Pastry
JJ's Bistro & French Pastry http://www.jjfrenchpastry.com

Double Chocolate Mousse Cake with chocohaupia sauce
Pastry Chef Roger Meier
Exe Pastry Chef:
Roger Meier
Honolulu Coffee CompanyHonolulu Coffee Company

Strawberry & Cream Cake Gourmet Coffee

Buy Tickets
*Tickets are to be picked up at the reception desk on THE DAY.
When picking up your tickets you must bring a copy of "Order Confirmation Email" or provide the email address and name used to purchase the tickets.


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