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Les Dames d’Escoffier Hawaii Chapter is excited to announce
ROOTS RUN DEEP
An Evening with PBS Chefs Vivian Howard & Ed Kenney
under the stars at
Mari’s Gardens, Mililani, Oahu
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sunday, January 7, 2018
General Admission, Grazing Stations, Open Seating – $150
VIP, Preferred Garden Seating
with Table Service & Exclusive Wine Selection – $200
Please join us for a unique fundraiser celebrating all things Southern—a taste of American country cooking from North Carolina wrapped in the warm embrace of aloha.
Chef Vivian will put a local twist on a Southern favorite from her award winning book, Deep Run Roots and Chef Ed will be creating the night’s luau theme with kalua pork prepared in a traditional imu, nestled amongst the lush setting of the farm.
Copies of Deep Run Roots are available for pre-purchase when you buy your event ticket, to be picked up and signed by Chef Vivian at the event. Quantities are limited. (Additional copies will be for sale at the event, but pre-purchasing ensures you’ll get one! )
Our 10 Les Dames chefs will create dishes to highlight the evening’s themes of sustainability and hospitality:
Jackie Lau/HFM (all islands)
Smokey Chili Pepper Tomato Shot with Pipikaula
Beth Fuller/Lava Lava Beach Club (Waikoloa, Hawaii Island Kapaa, Kauai)
Squash-Onion Smother, Squash Pickle Salad
Lee Anne Wong/Koko Head Cafe (Kaimuki, Oahu)
Ulu-Kalo Luau Stew with Coconut & Sweet Onions
Kathy Masunaga/Sweet Revenge (Oahu)
Purple Sweet Potato Maui Onion Bread with Lilikoi Butter & Party Magnet
Gida Snyder/552 Culinary Group (Kauai)
Fried Catfish with Peanut Romesco
Ivy Nagayama Shishido/Chef Adrian Solorzano/Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar (Honolulu, Oahu)
Pan-Seared Branzino with Cauliflower Puree, Ginger-Scallion Relish, Hauula Tomato Concasse & Yukari Rice
Amy Ferguson/Ferguson Catering (Hawaii Island)
Spoonbread with Sausage Ragout
Maria Short/Short n Sweet Bakery (Hilo, Hawaii Island)
Pecan Chewy Bars
Abigail Langlas/Cake Works (Honolulu, Oahu)
Peanut, Pepsi & Bourbon Float
Michelle Karr-Ueoka/MW Restaurant (Honolulu, Oahu)
Dames’ Specialty Drinks:
Satomi Goo/The Tea Chest (all islands)
Cheryl To/Pacifikool (Honolulu, Oahu)
Kool Punch (non-alcoholic)
Amy Bender/Kai Vodka (all islands)
Specialty Drink (TBD)
Chefs’ Signature Cocktails:
Coffee & Tea:
Marilyn Kirakos-Askari/Hawaiian Paradise Coffee (all islands)
Satomi Goo/The Tea Chest
Mari’s Gardens is located at: 94-415 Makapipipi Street, Mililani, HI 96789
Important information: The farm is in the middle of a residential neighborhood; look for the signs directing you to the entrance. Valet parking is available.
Chefs’ food stations will be located throughout the small and unusual garden area. Due to the uneven terrain, we strongly advise women to NOT wear high heeled shoes.
Please be sure to review our FAQ sheet regarding parking, attire and other helpful information.
Mari’s Gardens is an organic hydroponic and aquaponic farm. Tours will be available from 3pm to 4pm, prior to the event, and last approximately 30 to 40 minutes. Sign up when purchasing your event ticket. Space is limited.
Dame Vivian’s book Deep Run Roots won the 2016 IACP (International Association of Cookbook Professionals) in four categories: Cookbook of the Year; Julia Child First Book Award; Chefs and Restaurant Award; and General Award. She was also nominated for the 2017 James Beard Award for American Cooking.
Chef Ed Kenney is the host of the Emmy-winning PBS show Family Ingredients. With four restaurants on Oahu, he has been a James Beard semifinalist for Best Chef, West, every year since 2013. Kenney was an influential champion of the local farm-to-table movement back when it wasn’t part of the culinary norm, fostering the careers of many local chefs who have gone on to make their own mark here in the Islands.
Proceeds from this event go to our Dames who Donate Scholarship Fund:
It is our Hawaii Chapter’s goal to offer scholarships for education and continuing education grants for mentorships, both locally and abroad, to kamaaina female applicants who are pursuing careers in the food, fine beverage and hospitality industries. These awards range between $500 – $5000 and are based on financial need, achievement, experience, and potential for success in the culinary trade. The Mission of “Dames who Donate” is to promote and inspire local women to dream big and become leaders in their chosen field.
Mahalo to our in-kind sponsors: