Dinner with Philippe Padovani

The Culinary Arts Program at Leeward Community College will host a special "Dinner with Philippe" on Friday, April 16, 2010.

The students from the Special Events class of the Culinary Arts Program at Leeward Community College will feature the cuisine of Chef Philippe Padovani in this four course dinner at The Pearl Restaurant on campus.

The event is a precursor to the L’ulu: Leeward Culinary Arts Gala on May 8, 2010 in which chef Padovani will be inducted into the LCC Hawaii Regional Cuisine Wall of Fame.

Enjoy dinner at The Pearl.
Photo: courtesy of Leeward Community College.

Students prepare dishes for the event.
Photo: courtesy of Leeward Community College

First course – Amuse Gourmand
Pan-Sautéed Pacific Blue Shrimp
Kahuku Sea Asparagus, Fresh Hearts of Palm, Maui Onion Salad
Freshly Smoked Salmon with Kiawe Fingerling Potato Pressed Caviar Sauce
Mesclun Salad

Paired with Simonnet Febvre, Crémant de Bourgogne

Second course
"Kona Cold" Lobster
Broth of Hamakua Mushrooms & Essence of Lemongrass
Paired with Champalou Vouvray

Third course
Roasted Muscovy Duck Breast with Pickled Ginger Plum Sauce
Sautéed Endive, Molokai, & Okinawa Sweet Potato Purée
Paired with 2007 Le Coq

Sweet Endings
Grand Cru Manjari Chocolate Mousse
Seasonal Berries, English Mint Sauce, Gold-Flecked Chocolate Lace
Mignardises of Padovani’s Chocolates

Paired with Grand Cru Estate 100% Kona Peaberry Coffee

Chef Philippe Padovani. Photo: courtesy of Leeward Community College.

Chef Philippe Padovani has an accomplished history as a chef in Hawaii, working in some of Hawaii’s finest hotel restaurants before opening a host of his own restaurants. He is one of the twelve founding chefs for the Hawaii Regional Cuisine movement. He was acknowledged in HONOLULU Magazine’s Hale Aina Awards for his work with Padovani Bistro. Currently, he is best know as a gourmet chocolate maker, and his Padovani’s Chocolates have been recognized as the Best Local Chocolates in this year’s Best of Honolulu Awards.

The dinner is available from 6 p.m. for $70 without wine or $85 with wine pairings.

  For reservations, please call Michael Scully at Leeward Community College at 808-455-0528.