This just in from the Mauna Lani:
CELEBRITY CHEFS, ISLAND STYLE
Friday, January 21, 2011 - Saturday, January, 22, 201
KOHALA COAST, HAWAII - Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows is delighted to
welcome superstar celebrity chefs Michael Symon and Jonathan Waxman to
Hawaii for the first ever James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour event
to be held in the Hawaiian Islands.
The Celebrity Chef Tour is a nationwide series helping to raise money for
the James Beard Foundation, which celebrates and preserves America's
culinary heritage and diversity through scholarships, publications, food and
beverage industry awards and maintenance of the historic James Beard House
in New York City as a venue for special culinary events.
Symon, star of Iron Chef America and other Food Network shows, owns Lola
and Lolita restaurants in Cleveland.
Waxman, best-selling author and star of Top Chef Masters on Bravo, is
chef-owner of Barbuto restaurant in Manhattan's West Village and has graced
such prestigious kitchens as Chez Panisse in Berkeley and Michael's in Los
Both chefs will collaborate with Mauna Lani's Executive Chef, Sandy Tuason,
who has worked alongside other big names in the business
including, Daniel Boulud, David Burke and Andrew D'Amico.
Symon, Waxman and Tuason will visit Hawaii Island farms to handpick the best
seasonal ingredients for the weekend. They are describing their menu as
"rustic" showcasing what all chefs agree will be the real deal of farm to
Friday, January 21, 2011, 6 p.m to 8 p.m.
A relaxed welcome reception and wine tasting with passed canapes. Chef
Michael and Chef Jonathan will attend as special guests and mingle with
Saturday, January 22, 2011, 6 p.m.
A multi-course dinner with each chef preparing a different course. Select
wine and cocktail pairings will be presented with each course.
Chefs will introduce their dish, answer questions and mingle with guests
throughout the evening.
$300 per person all inclusive for both events
$250 per person all inclusive for chef dinner (Saturday only)
www.celebritycheftour.com Numbers are limited.
Now here is the Slow Food Hawaii question: If you had to recommend only two
farms for the chefs to visit to choose their ingredients, which would they