Events / Dinner

Hawaii Pioneer

Thu, September 27, 2018

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $140 Public Price: $180 Phone: 212.627.2308
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Peter Merriman

Merriman's Restaurant, Kamuela, HI

Neil Murphy

Merriman's Restaurant, Kamuela, HI

Credited as a pioneer of Hawaii’s local cuisine and a leader in the quest to highlight the region’s diverse growers and producers, Peter Merriman has been a force in the Aloha State’s culinary scene for over 25 years. Find out why the Los Angeles Times named him the “pied piper of Hawaii regional cuisine” as Merriman and executive chef Neil Murphy journey to the Beard House to showcase the diverse flavors of island-grown ingredients.

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Hors d’Oeuvre

Taro and Breadfruit Chips with Avocado

Taro Cakes with Caviar

Shrimp–Macadamia Nut Fritters

Hapa Poke with Seaweed, Maui Onions, and Kukui Nuts

Benvolio Prosecco NV


Bread Service > Fresh-Baked Biscuits with Hawaii Island Goat Dairy Big Island Goat Cheese with Jalapeño and Fresh-Churned Waimea Butter

Hawaiian Tako with House-Baked Country Bread, Garlic Butter, and Cognac

Gran Moraine Chardonnay 2016

Limu Salad with Seaweed, Cucumber, and Malt Vinegar Vinaigrette

WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Gris 2017

Petite Laulau > Taro Leaf–Steamed Butterfish and Chicken with Spicy Coconut Sauce

‘Ōlelo Merlot 2016

Onaga with Shoyu–Butter Sauce, Cucumber Namasu, and Kimchi

Hartford Court Seascape Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Phyllo Dough Purse with Warm Waialua Estate Chocolate and Tahitian Vanilla Ice Cream

Kōloa Kauai Coffee Rum

Takeaway Dessert > Mama Merriman’s Macadamia Nut Shortbread Cookie

Special thanks to Jackson Family wines for their support of this dinner.

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