Sydney’s Grace Hotel is bringing a taste of the South Pacific down under with the inaugural Flavours of Hawaii Food Festival being held during June.
Renowned Hawaiian chef Alan Tsuchiyama, a recognised regional chef and outstanding international pastry chef David Brown are heading down under for the inaugural Flavours of Hawaii Food Festival and the Grace is inviting invite food and travel enthusiasts to discover Hawaii’s unique and interesting culinary history, from traditional to contemporary dishes.
From 15 to 30 June 2012, The Grace Hotel Brasserie will be transformed into culinary gateway to Hawaii. Hawaiian cuisine is a boiling fusion of many cultures and ethinicities ranging from American and European to Chinese, Philipino, Japanese, Korean, Polynesean and Portuguese.
“David and I are honoured to have the opportunity to share Hawaiian food and culture with the Australian people. Our ethnic diversity provided rich inspiration for our menu choices,” said Chef Tsuchiyama.
“The menu created for the festival use the freshest ingredients in a wide variety of dishes to showcase the unique Flavours of Hawaii.”
According to the hotel “this is an exciting and exclusive opportunity to taste some of the traditional flavours of Hawaii with a feast accompanied by entertainment and Hawaiian cuisine from appetisers to soups, salads, carving stations, mains and a selection of delicious desserts”.
Hawaii’s unique cuisine is inspired and influenced by the many diverse cultures and ethnicities which established themselves in Hawaii over the course of the country’s long and varied history.
It is this diversity that sets Hawaiian cuisine apart and can be sampled during the Flavours of Hawaii Food Festival. Not only will you be able to indulge on traditional Hawaiian cuisine, but you will experience the tantilising union of Hawaii’s multiculture modern cuisine.
Hawaii Tourism Oceania representative Frank Haas, from the University of Hawaii School of Travel, said: “We are delighted and proud to have the opportunity to showcase traditional, local and regional Hawaiian cuisine. Hawaiian cuisine is an integral part of bringing multiethinic cultures together and is an essential part to understanding the uniqueness of Hawaiian culture. The selection of dishes presented during this festival have been carefully crafted by two of Hawaii’s most talented chefs, and have been selected to take full advantage of the bounty of the sea and land that is Hawaii.”
Hawaii Tourism Oceania, together with Hawaiian Airlines and The Grace Hotel, will be giving away a trip for two to Hawaii at the Festival, with the winner flying Hawaiian’s new Airbus A330 on the way there before staying at the Modern Honolulu.