Monday, December 7, 2009

Season's Eatings
This year you’ve been dreaming of a green Christmas—picking up good-for-the-aina presents, shopping at eco-chic boutiques, and gussying up your gifts in re-useable wrapping.

You’d even love to throw an eco-friendly holiday party. But while you’ve given up your wasteful, naughty ways, your cooking skills are still anything but nice.

Keep things merry and right with Hoku Caterers. Newly launched by Chris Beasley, former general manager at Kahala Caterers, and Indigo’s Chef Glenn Chu, the 100 percent sustainable catering company uses all locally grown products to whip up delectable dishes www.leichic.comsure to delight you and your guests alike.

Take your pick from one of their pre-set menus, which range from tasty pupu arrays to scrumptious buffet-style spreads to multi-course meals of the fine dining variety.

Like the Demi Taster Menu, complete with Hawaiian prawns with lemongrass coucous and Kamiya papaya salsa, seared 'ahi with macadamia nut pesto, and white-chocolate-covered liliko'i mousse. And The Meal menu, which includes daikon and beet-wrapped Kona lobster with sweet chili sauce, Kumamoto oysters, moi topped with cocoa bean curry sauce, and ginger crème brulee.

Or, collaborate and create a customized menu of your own—Chef Chu is well versed in every type of cuisine.

And since freshness is key, everything is cooked on site, whether your fete is a backyard bash or a high-rise soiree.

Plus, in addition to supporting the Islands’ agriculture community, Hoku Caterers donates a percentage of their sales to local charities in hopes of raising awareness about sustainability in Hawai'i.

Giving back never tasted so good.

Hoku Caterers, 1121 Nu'uanu Ave., Suite 201, Honolulu, 808.542.4120. For more info, visit the Hoku Catering Twitter page here and look out for their website coming soon.


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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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