The Willows Anniversary Party

The Willows is celebrating eleven years of business under the new management, with a one-night celebration.

Last year’s anniversary celebration. Photo: courtesy of The Willows.

Bacon wrapped shrimp from last year’s event.

The celebration takes place on Monday, September 13 from 5:30pm – 10 p.m. The event is open to the public with a $5 cover charge for entrance.

After attending The Willows‘ 10th anniversary, I can say it’s a great way to enjoy some of the specialty dishes that chef Jay Matsukawa and his culinary team are able to create for the celebration. The bacon-wrapped shrimp is as delicious as it sounds.

There will be a variety of food stations throughout the restaurants as well as beer, wine & spirit stations. Scripts will be sold at the door for food and drinks.

There will also be prize giveaways with a raffle ticket given at the entrance for a Vacations Hawaii Las Vegas getaway for 2 or a Dinner at The Willows for a year. You can also enjoy live entertainment by Kahua from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Food Offerings (priced at $3-5 per plate)

  • Trio of Hors de voures – Hummus on crostini, seared ahi on won ton, tomato basil skewer
  • Chocolate & Peanut butter bread pudding w/caramel anglaise
  • Vegetable Lasagna
  • Oven Roasted beef tenderloin with Aged balsamic jus (served with steamed garlic mashed potatoes)
  • Salad Trio – Greek Salad, smoked salmon, and spinach, long bean & shrimp
  • Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Lobster Reduction (served with garlic mashed potatoes)
  • Truffled Misoyaki salmon with steamed white rice
  • Pepper crusted porkloin with kabayaki glaze (served with petite musubi)

Wine Tasting ($25 for ten 2 oz. pours)

The anniversary party will also feature a wine tasting event, “Bargain Wines for Lean Times II.”

In a separate wine tasting room, twenty-four different wines that can be purchased at retail locations for $15.99 or under will be poured. Admission to the room is available for $25 and includes the  cover charge and ten 2 oz. tastings.

For more information or reservations for the Wine Tasting, please call the Willows at 808-952-9200. See a flyer for the party at