The 27th Honolulu Festival will be held from March 11th to 13th, 2022

Friendship Gala

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

[ Date ] Saturday, March 14, 2009 7:00pm-9:00pm
[ Venue ] Hawaii Convention Center (1801 Kalakaua Ave.) Kamehameha Exhibit Hall 1
[ Ticket ] Local Selling Price $85 ($35 tax-deductible)

* ONLINE TICKETS AVAILABLE *

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Participating Restaurants & Menu

Chef: Russell Siu

Chef: Russell Siu

3660 on the Rise
http://www.3660.com
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Shichimi Seared Ahi
dashi braised daikon puree soy Maui onion yuzu Sauce


Chef: Alan Wong

Chef: Alan Wong

Alan Wong’s Restaurant
http://www.alanwongs.com
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Kula Strawberry Short Cake


Chef: Rodney Uyehara

Chef: Rodney Uyehara

Beachhouse at the Westin Moana Surfrider
http://www.beachhousewaikiki.com
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Braised Boneless Short Rib on Hamakua mushroom risotto


Chef: George Mavrothalassitis

Chef: George Mavrothalassitis

Chef Mavro
http://www.chefmavro.com
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Peanut Praline Blondie
toasted marshmallow parfait apple banana-caramel sauce


Chef: Masami Shimoyama

Chef: Masami Shimoyama

Hakone Restaurant
at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki

http://www.princeresortshawaii.com
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Niku Tofu
(thinly sliced beef with tofu on a bed of cabbage served with Shirataki noodles)


Chef: Marc Anthony Freiberg

Chef: Marc Anthony Freiberg

Mariposa at Neiman Marcus
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Braised Lamb
A cherry tomato and cucumber salad with cilantro yogurt dressing Maui baby romaine and pomegranate molasses


Chef: Nobu Matsuhisa

Chef: Nobu Matsuhisa

Nobu Waikiki
http://www.noburestaurants.com
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Mahi Mahi “Karaage” with soba tebouleh and harissa


Chef: Stefan Arai

Chef: Stefan Arai

PF Chang’s China Bistro
http://www.pfchangshawaii.com
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Chicken Lettuce Wraps


Chef: Roy Yamaguchi

Chef: Roy Yamaguchi

The Original Roy’s Hawaii Kai
http://www.roysrestaurant.com
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Roy’s Chocolate Souffle
vanilla bean ice cream, raspberry coulis


Ruth’s Chris Steak House
http://www.ruthschris.com
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Seared Tenderloin served with Asian potato hash


Chef: Goran Streng

Tango Contemporary Cafe
http://tangocafehawaii.com
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Hamakua Mushroom Risotto with garlic shrimp


Chef: Ryan Loo

Twist at Hanohano
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Crispy Zucchini Blossoms shrimp and chive mousse, dill tsatziki


Place Hawaii Convention Center
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