Made in Hawaii Recipe: Mariposa

The 15th annual Made in Hawaii Festival takes place August 20-22 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center. Festival-goers will enjoy shopping for a selection of ono food, books, unique gifts, arts & crafts, music, plants, jewelry and more. A highlight of the festival each year is the cooking demonstrations from some of Hawaii’s finest chefs.


Cooking demonstrations are made possible with the support of the participating restaurants and the Department of Agriculture’s Hawaii Seal of Quality program.
Featured vendors:

1st Look Exteriors Organic Basil

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Ho Farms

Chef Marc Anthony Freiberg, chef de cuisine of Mariposa at Neiman Marcus will present a cooking demonstration on Saturday, August 21 at 4 p.m.

Here is the recipe for his featured dish.

Local “Fruit” Salad with Guava Vinaigrette

Recipe serves 4

2 vine ripe local tomatoes medium dice
2 ripe local avocado medium dice
½ cup medium diced seedless local yellow watermelon
½ cup medium diced seedless red watermelon
¼ cup pitted black olives
4 leaves 1st Look Exteriors fresh organic basil hand torn
2 tbsp crumbled Surfing Goat Dairy Farms feta cheese
1 head of frisee lettuce, using only inner white parts
Fresh cracked pepper

Guava vinaigrette

¼ cup guava frozen guava puree
¼ cup rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
1 small shallot minced
1 tsp fresh thyme
1 tbsp whole grain mustard
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Pinch of salt

Defrost guava puree and place in bowl with vinegar, sugar, thyme, mustard, and salt. Whisk in olive oil

Toss tomatoes, avocado, watermelon, olives, feta cheese, basil frisee, & pepper with a ¼ cup of the guava vinaigrette. Season with fresh cracked pepper, and place on a large platter to share. Save excess dressing for future use.

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About The Chef


Marc Anthony Freiberg, Mariposa at Neiman Marcus

Chef Marc Anthony Freiberg is the chef de cuisine of Mariposa at Neiman Marcus. With 18 years of experience in Hawaii, Freiberg looks for ways to include tastes sampled from his extensive travels. Using fresh, island-grown products, he adds a unique twist to classic dishes.
"Keeping Mariposa diners coming back for more, with a simple but inventive menu – where Mediterranean influence meets Hawaii regional cuisine – is our goal," says chef Freiberg.
Mariposa is located on the top floor of Neiman Marcus at Ala Moana Center. From creative sandwiches to regionally inspired entrees and house-made desserts, this chic eatery has just the sumptuous something for any appetite. Call 808-951-3420 or visit for information or reservations.

The Made in Hawaii Festival Cooking Demonstrations are coordinated by HONOLULU Magazine and are sponsored in part by the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture’s Hawaii Seal of Quality program. All of the recipes featured include farm fresh Made in Hawaii local produce or seafood resources.

The Hawaii Seal of Quality  represents the cream of the crop of Hawaii’s agricultural producers. It was established to protect the integrity and value of the marketing cachet for Hawaii branded farm and value-added products.  Products with this seal are genuine, Hawai’i-grown or Hawai’i-made premium products, a guarantee that is enforced by the State of Hawaii.

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