Yum! Think Yuzu Shrimp Tacos, Smoked Salmon Potato Terrine, Thai Beef Salad or Bacon-Wrapped Hamakua Mushrooms and Kampachi Poke with Ulu Chips …not to mention Eggnog Crème Brulee and Pumpkin-Spiced Ice Cream Sandwich with Burnt Cream Caramel and Hawaiian Salt!
Tickets are still available for the holiday culinary extravaganza, Christmas at The Fairmont, Dining with the Chefs.
The 25th anniversary holiday gala is a culinary scholarship fundraiser presented by the American Culinary Federation Kona Kohala Chefs Association. It features tantalizing fare prepared by 20 top Hawai‘i chefs and confectioners in the Grand Ballroom of The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i. Time is 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.
Enjoy delectable cuisine by Café Pesto, Cocoa Outlet, Daylight Mind Coffee Company, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hamakua Mushrooms, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Huggo’s, Kailua Candy Company, King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, Lava Lava Beach Club, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Redwater Café, Roy’s Waikoloa, Sam Choy’s Kai Lanai, Sheraton Kona Resort, Tommy Bahama, The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai’i and Tropical Dream Ice Cream.
Returning to this year’s gala is the display of original gingerbread creations by West Hawai‘i Community College culinary students. Bid now online for the event’s silent auction at www.biddingforgood.com/christmasatthefairmont. The auction offers a host of locally made products and activities offered by the local generous business community.
Pre-sale tickets are $85 each, $90 at the door. Seating will be available for 400 guests on a first-come basis and reserved seating is available by purchasing a table for 10 for $1,000. Purchase tickets at www.konakohalachefs.org or at Kailua Candy Company, Clark Realty-Kona, Kona Wine Market and The Fairmont, Orchid, Hawai‘i, while supplies last. Charge tickets by phone at 808-329-2522.
Special event room rates of $259 for Partial Ocean View and $249 for Garden View are offered, including breakfast for two and self-parking at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii. Contact reservations for details at 808-885-2000 or 800-845-9905 and mention “Christmas at The Fairmont.”
For updates, visit Christmas at The Fairmont-Dining with the Chefs on facebook.
American Culinary Federation Kona Kohala Chefs Association
ACF is the largest, professional, non-profit organization for chefs and cooks in the nation. Founded in 1980, the Kona Kohala chapter is comprised of food service professionals, vendors, growers and culinary enthusiasts; www.konakohalachefs.org.
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