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

Friendship Gala

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

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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. Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto will bring the elegant cuisine to you this year!

Entertainment :
– Sushi Demonstration, Shokudo Restaurant
– Hoku Zuttermeister, Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner (Hawaii)
– Hawaii United Okinawa Association (Hawaii)
– Dai Hirai, Ukulele Player (Japan)
– SUGAREN, Yosakoi Dance (Koch, Japan)
– Sonoda Gakuen High School, Dance Performance (Hyogo, Japan)

[ Date ] Saturday, March 12, 2011 7:00pm-9:00pm
[ Venue ] Hawaii Convention Center (1801 Kalakaua Ave.) Kamehameha Exhibit Hall 1
Kamehameha Exhibit Hall 1
[ Ticket ] Local Selling Price $85 ($35 tax-deductible) include all meals

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Participating Restaurants & Menu

Chef: Masaharu Morimoto

Chef: Masaharu Morimoto

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Morimoto Waikiki
http://www.morimotowaikiki.com
menu
Steamed Bun with Kakuni
(10 Hour Braised Pork Belly)


Chef: Marc Anthony Freiberg

Chef: Marc Anthony Freiberg

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Mariposa at Neiman Marcus
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Mustard Seed Crusted Nairagi(striped marlin), Steamed Clams, Braised Greens, Golden Tomato & Caramelized Fennel, Roasted Beet & Rhubarb Chutne


Chef: Roy Yamaguchi

Chef: Roy Yamaguchi

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Roy’s Hawaii Kai
http://www.roysrestaurant.com
menu
Satay Shrimp with Luau Leaf Curry


Chef:Leighton Miyakawa

Chef:Leighton Miyakawa

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House
http://www.ruthschris.com
menu
Ruth’s Seared Tenderloin Served with Potatoes au Gratin


Chef: Russell Siu

Chef: Russell Siu

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3660 on the Rise
http://www.3660.com
menu
Sake Marinated Salmon, Spicy Yuzu Ginger Sauce


Chef: Johan Svensson

Chef: Johan Svensson

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BLT Steak
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Grilled Hanger Steak on a Bed of Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes Topped with Grilled Pineapple


Chef: Nobu Matsuhisa

Chef: Nobu Matsuhisa

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Nobu Waikiki
http://www.noburestaurants.com
menu
Lobster Miso Soup


Chef: Eiji Kato

Chef: Eiji Kato

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Shokudo
http://www.shokudojapanese.com
menu
California Roll with Live Demonstration
(Avocado, Crabmeat, and Cucumber wrapped in sushi rice and nori topped with masago)


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The Cheesecake Factory
http://www.thecheesecakefactory.com/
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Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake
(Layers of Flourless Godiva Chocolate Cake and Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake, Topped with Godiva Chocolate Mousse)


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La Palme D’or Patisserie
http://www.lapalmedor-usa.com
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Lemon Tarte or Panna Cotta


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