Events / Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner


Sun, August 12, 2012

5:30 PM
The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Member Price: $130 Public Price: $170 Phone: 808.739.8888

All establishments, unless otherwise noted, are located in Honolulu.

Host Chair Dante Camara
Hoku’s at the Kahala Hotel & Resort

Host General Manager Roseann Grippo, Host Chef Wayne Hirabayashi, and Host Pastry Chef Michael Moorehouse
The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Colin Hazama
Sheraton Waikiki

Ryan Loo
W Hotel Seattle

Warren Uchida
Kapi‘olani Community College

Master Sommelier Patrick Okubo
Young’s Market Company

In honor of Julia Child’s 100th birthday, the team at Honolulu’s Kahala Hotel & Resort will join forces with talented local chefs to prepare an elaborate French feast. Join JBF’s own Mitchell Davis at this benefit to revel in the stunning locale and properly fête the venerable culinary icon.


  • Hors d’Oeuvre
    • Puff Pastry–Wrapped Escargots and Shrimp à la Bourguignonne
    • Kona Crab Beignets with Local Mango Mustard and Sumida Farm Baby Watercress
    • Smoked Duck Rillettes with Li Hing Cherries, Gingered Apricot Gel, and Peppered Almonds
    • The Five Mother Sauces with Assorted Sides
    • Vine Cliff Winery Los Carneros Chardonnay 2009
    • Vine Cliff Winery Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
  • Dinner
    • Big Island Abalone Confit Poke with Uni, Morels, Waialua Asparagus, and Meyer Lemon
    • Champagne Armand de Brignac Brut Gold NV
    • Homard aux Aromates
    • Butter-Poached Kona Maine Lobster with Tarragon Beurre Blanc, Waipoli Island Greens, and Champagne–Vanilla Bean Vinaigrette
    • Hartford Court Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2010
    • Slow-Cooked Hawaii Kampachi with Lapsang Souchong, Lime Pickle Purée, Kiawe White Honey, Lavender, Buttermilk, Ka‘u Orange, and Ho Farms Tomato Marmalade
    • Laroche Petit Chablis 2010
    • Peach Carpaccio with Lemon–Basil Sorbet
    • Foley Steel Chardonnay 2009
    • Tournedos Rossini
    • Beef Fillets with Foie Gras, Truffle–Madeira Sauce, Molokai Sweet Potato Balls, Buttered Peas, Wailua Asparagus, and Braised Manoa Lettuce
    • E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage 2007
    • Point Reyes Blue Cheese Soufflé with Date Chutney and Hazelnuts
    • Edmeades Perli Vineyard Late Harvest Zinfandel 2006
    • Classic Strawberry Brioche Birthday Cake with Strawberry Sorbet
    • Schramsberg Crémant Demi-Sec 2007