Saturday, April 18, 2009

Taste of East Oahu Coming Soon

The 3rd Annual Taste of East Oahu will be held April 25, at the Calvary by the Sea Church in Aina Haina from 6-9 PM. Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona will be in attendance as the honorary chairman and about 500 attendees are expected. Tickets are $60, of which $25 is tax deductible.

The event is widely known for serving gourmet delicacies and desserts created by such renowned East Oahu chefs as Roy Yamaguchi of Roy's Restaurants. This year, several restaurants will offer selections:

from East Oahu:

3660 On the Rise in Kaimuki, executive Chef/owner Russel Siu and Chef Lydell Leong
Maile's Thai Bistro in Hawaii Kai Towne Center, Chef Sandy Fomsanicth
Assagio's, Koko Marina Center, Chef Khanh Le
BluWater Grill, Hawaii Kai Shopping Center, owner/executive Chef Bill Bruhl

from other locations on the island:

Chai's Island Bistro, owner/executive Chef Chai Chaowasaree
Hokulani Bake Shop, pastry Chefs Christina Min and Carmen Camposeco
Michel's, Chef Hardy
Top of Waikiki, Chef Sean Priester

HASR Wine Company will serve for tasting more than 40 fine wines.

Jon Osorio and Stephen Brown, local musicians who play at the BluWater Grill, will provide the entertainment, along with the Swingin Tradewinds Jass Band.

A silent auction will display art work by local artisans. Proceeds from Taste of East Oahu will be divided among three Calvary by the Sea missions and programs, including Angel Network, the only food bank in East Oahu that provides assistance to the homeless, elderly and hungry. The main beneficiary will be the Angel Network, East Oahu's only food pantry, which is located in the church.

To purchase tickets, call (808) 377-5477 (the $10 discount is only available by phone, in advance of the event), send an e-mail to t or go online to

For more information, visit the Taste of East Oahu web site at or call (808) 377-5477.

It's a fun and worthwhile event, one of the main events in East Oahu - and for a good cause.

Barbara Abe, Realtor

(resource: East Oahu Sun)

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