L’ulu: Leeward Culinary Arts Gala

HONOLULU Magazine was proud to be a sponsor/supporter of L’ulu: Leeward’s Culinary Gala, a benefit for LCC’s Culinary Arts Program on Saturday, May 10, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Guests were able indulge in the delectable cuisines of some of Hawaii’s finest chefs alongside the Culinary Arts Program’s instructors and students. All amid the festive atmosphere and extraordinary ambiance of dining amid the Culinary Arts Program’s new dinging room (The Pearl) and kitchen facilities.

The event also honored chef Roy Yamaguchi, the face behind the fusion, as the first of twelve Hawaii Regional Cuisine founding chefs that will be inducted into the Hawaii Regional Cuisine Wall of Fame in The Pearl restaurant.

Participating restaurants included: 3660 on the Rise, Alan Wong’s Restaurant, Chai’s Island Bistro, The Pearl, Leeward Culinary Arts Program, JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa, Nalo Farms, Ola at Turtle Bay Resort, Poke Stop, Roy’s Hawaii Kai, Sansei Seafood and Sushi Restaurant, Side Street Inn, and Tango.

For more information about the Leeward Culinary Arts Program or to get involved with the event next year (May 9, 2009), contact Tommylynn Benavente at 455-0298 or e-mail tlbenave@hawaii.edu.