5 Delicious Facts About Roy’s 30th Anniversary
(Sponsored) Roy Yamaguchi celebrated 30 years in business on Thursday, Feb. 8 with a sold-out house and 10 of Hawai‘i’s elite chefs.
Photos: Aaron K. Yoshino
On Thursday evening, Roy Yamaguchi kicked off the 30th birthday of his eponymous restaurant at the place where it all began, Roy’s in Hawai‘i Kai. Here’s a look at how the father of Hawaiian-fusion cuisine celebrated his milestone.
1. Sold-Out Celebration
On Thursday, Roy’s Hawai‘i Kai was filled from ground to ceiling with chefs, friends and fans of the iconic restaurant. Tickets to the event were sold out just days after sales started.
2. A Toast to 30
You know you’ve made it when you have your own brand of bubbly. Roy kicked off his kick-off with cocktails, wine and bottles of the restaurant’s own prosecco.
3. Bites by Hawai‘i’s Best Chefs
Guests enjoyed dishes expertly prepared by 10 of the state’s best chefs, from Ed Kenney to Lee Anne Wong to Michelle Karr-Ueoka.
4. Three’s Company
Featured chefs of the night included the only three James Beard-awarded chefs in Hawai‘i: Alan Wong, George Mavrothalassitis and, of course, Roy Yamaguchi himself.
5. More to Come
Missed out? Not to worry. The award-winning chef and restaurateur has anniversary events lined up all year long, meaning plenty more chances for you to savor and celebrate.
Check out more photos from the event here.