Taste Hawaii – San Francisco Tasting Event

Join Chef Alan Wong and food historian Arnold Hiura to “Taste Hawai‘i” at the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Northern California!

This talk-story and food tasting event on Sunday, Oct. 30 (5pm – 7pm), will feature food by Chef Alan and his culinary team, plus a buffet by Hukilau Restaurant offering favorite Hawai‘i dishes. Come hear about Hawai‘i’s food history and how our unique culinary environment has influenced Chef Alan.

Chef Alan and Arnold Hiura will also give away prizes: you could win dinner for two at The Pineapple Room or Alan Wong’s Honolulu or a collection of Hawai‘i cookbooks; winners must be present to claim their prizes; one entry per household; entry form must be filled out in person.

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 beverages (wine or soft drinks) and open access to food stations and buffet. A portion of the ticket revenue goes to JCCCNC to support its community programs.

Menu (subject to change without notice)

From Chef Alan Wong and The Blue Tomato:

  • Seafood Salad on Soymilk Panna Cotta
  • Hamura Saimin with Kauai Shrimp and Red Onion Butter

From Hukilau Restaurant:

  • Ahi Poke
  • Chinese Chicken Salad
  • Teriyaki Beef
  • Kalua Pork
  • Hukilau Chicken
  • Yaki Onigiri
  • White 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.

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!

One Response to “Taste Hawaii – San Francisco Tasting Event”
  1. Jeff says:

    This was an amazing event! It was so exciting to “talk story” with Alan Wong and Arnold Hiura, plus the food was amazing and the unlimited wine didn’t hurt either. =) I really hope they come to visit the Bay Area again soon. Mahalo!

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