What You’ll Feast on at the 2020 Hale ‘Aina Celebration

Truffle carbonara, decadent desserts and more from a variety of Hale ‘Aina Award-winning restaurants.


HONOLULU’s biggest event of the year is coming up on Dec. 12 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at International Market Place. Attendees can look forward to an elevated foodie experience coupled with a VIP red carpet treatment at this year’s Hale ‘Aina Celebration presented by First Hawaiian Bank x Mastercard.


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Once you check in, you’ll receive a special gift bag from Foodland. The swag bag will include Chef Reid’s “Fish Food,” which is a saimin-based seasoning from Redfish Poke; a packaged jam from Mahi‘ai Table; and shortbread cookies from et al, Foodland’s newest in-store restaurant in Kāhala.


During the event, you’ll be treated to exclusive dishes from five Hale ‘Aina Award-winning restaurants. The menu features the following:


Nico’s Pier 38

Angry ‘ahi dip with wonton chips

Nico's Pier 38 Angry Ahi Dip

Photo: Courtesy of Nico’s Pier 38



Noi Thai

Crispy garlic chicken

Noi Crispy Garlic Chix(jg)

Photo: Courtesy of Noi Thai Cuisine



Taormina Sicilian Cuisine

Truffle carbonara

Truffle carbonara from Taormina Sicilian Cuisine

Photo: Courtesy of Kelli Shiroma Braiotta



Roy’s Hawai‘i Kai + Eating House 1849

Braised beef short rib with a mushroom pan gravy, roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables



MW Restaurant

Duo of MW chocolate buttermilk cake and strawberry matcha shortcake

MW dessert duo

Photo: Courtesy of MW Restaurant



Best of all, you can enjoy the evening from the comfort of your car. Each course will be brought to your vehicle with social distancing protocols in place.


General Admission tickets are still available! General Admission includes access for two or four people per vehicle to enjoy the event from your vehicle, truck bed or back of your SUV.