Each year, HONOLULU Magazine honors the best restaurants in the islands with a gala reception and celebration. The event features savory selections from some of the winning restaurants along with live entertainment, top flight wines and champagnes and sophisticated cocktails, and the opportunity to network with the who’s who of our dining industry. The 2008 awards were announced on November 18, 2007 at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.
Guests enjoyed entertainment from Ginai on the HMAA Entertainment Stage, delicious selections from Hoku's, Orchids, Roy's, The Surf Room, Ruth's Chris Steak House, STAGE Restaurant and The Willows.
The 24th Annual Hale Aina Awards were presented by American Express and sponsored by: Whole Foods Market, Alsco, Armstrong Produce, Bank of Hawaii, Better Brands, Follie Folle, Glaceau, Ham Produce & Seafood, Hansen Distribution Group, HEMIC, HFM Foodservice, HMAA, King Food Service, Ocean Vodka, Office Pavillion, Pacific Lightnet, The Gas Company, Tiffany & Co., University Health Alliance (UHA) and Y-Hata & Co.
For a list of the 2008 Hale Aina Award winning restaurants, click here.