Taste Hawaii – Chef Alan’s Birthday Bash

Join Chef Alan Wong and food historian Arnold Hiura as they celebrate Chef Alan’s birthday at Hukilau San Jose!

This talk-story and food tasting event on Wednesday, Nov. 2 (6:30pm – 9pm), will feature action stations by Chef Alan and his culinary team, plus a buffet by Hukilau Restaurant offering favorite Hawai‘i dishes. Come hear about Hawaii’s food history and how our unique culinary environment has influenced Chef Alan.

It’s HIS birthday, but Chef Alan might give YOU a present! Attend Chef’s Birthday Bash and enter our drawing to WIN A TRIP FOR TWO TO HAWAI‘I to dine at Chef Alan Wong’s new restaurant (opening 2012) at the Grand Wailea Resort! Entry form must be filled out in person at the event. See below for more details on our prize giveaways.

Each $75 ticket includes your choice of a copy of Chef Alan’s The Blue Tomato: The Inspirations Behind the Cuisine of Alan Wong OR Arnold Hiura’s Kau Kau: Cuisine & Culture in the Hawaiian Islands, hosted bar (selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and open access to food stations and buffet.

Menu (subject to change without notice)

From Chef Alan Wong and The Blue Tomato:

  • Chopped Ahi Sashimi and Avocado Salsa Stack with Crispy Won Ton Strips, Wasabi Soy
  • Twice Cooked “Kalbi” Short Ribs, Gingered Shrimp, Ko Choo Jang Sauce

From Hukilau Restaurant:

  • Da Big Kahuna Sausage
  • Edamame
  • Fried Saimin
  • Yaki Onigiri
  • Hukilau Fried Pork Chops
  • Kalua Cabbage
  • Aloha Chicken Adobo
  • Fried Rice

Additional copies of The Blue Tomato and Kau Kau will be available for purchase at the event—plan now for your holiday shopping!

A limited number of tickets are available; purchase now to secure your reservation.

Attend Chef Alan’s Birthday Bash on November 2, and you could win dinner for two at The Pineapple Room or Alan Wong’s Honolulu, a collection of cookbooks, or possibly even a trip for two to Hawai‘i to dine at Chef Alan Wong’s new restaurant at the Grand Wailea Resort (scheduled opening: February 2012)!

Chef Alan’s Birthday Bash Prizes:

    • Trip to Hawai‘i Prize Package

Mahalo to the Hawai‘i Visitors & Convention Bureau, Hawaiian Airlines, HAWAI‘I Magazine, Hukilau Restaurants, the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Northern California and the Hawai‘i Chamber of Commerce of Northern California for making the Taste Hawai‘i Tour possible!

*Award certificate is valid for 80,000 HawaiianMiles, the current equivalent of two roundtrip tickets on Hawaiian Airlines between one of their West Coast gateway cities and Hawai‘i (Hawaiian Airlines reserves the right to change mileage award levels at any time). Winner must have or be willing to open a HawaiianMiles account in order to take advantage of the prize award. Certificate must be redeemed by 1/31/2012 in order to claim the mileage award; once miles are deposited into a HawaiianMiles account, they are subject to the expiration and usage terms dictated by the HawaiianMiles program.

2 Responses to “Taste Hawaii – Chef Alan’s Birthday Bash”
  1. jnyama says:

    The “purchase tickets” button doesn’t seem to lead to a ticket-purchasing site?

    • Aloha! We’re sorry to hear you’re having trouble with the purchase link. The link should take you to a site hosted by Constant Contact; there is a blue button at the bottom of that page that says “register now.” You can also try this link to get there directly: http://conta.cc/tastehibday110211 or call 808.534.7170 to purchase tickets by phone. Mahalo!

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