HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)-Ten years ago, the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce held its first Chopsticks & Wine event with just five restaurants on the grounds of Bishop Museum. Today the event has grown to become one of Hawaii's favorite food and wine events with more than 1,300 people in attendance.
The 10th Annual Chopsticks & Wine event is set for Wednesday, October 5, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at a new location this year, The Hawaii Convention Center. Enjoy all the festivities of New Orleans' Bourbon Street with this year's exciting theme: "Mardi Gras...Let the Good Times Roll." The benefit will bring together Hawaii's premier restaurants for an evening of extraordinary dining, with hosted tasting stations from Hawaii's best chefs; a vast selection of wine, beer, and sake; and an extensive silent auction.
Participating restaurants include Beachhouse at the Moana, Gyotaku Japanese Restaurant, Kai Market, Le Bistro, Mariposa, Marukai Corporation, RumFire Waikiki, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Sammy's Restaurant, Shokudo Japanese Restaurant, The Hawaii Convention Center, The Kitchen at Times Beretania, and The Poke Stop. In addition, three restaurants from the Royal Hawaiian Center will also be participating.
Better Brands, Grand Crew Wine Merchants, Hawaiian Springs Natural Artesian Water, Paradise Beverages, and Southern Wine & Spirits of Hawaii will provide a variety of beverage selections.
Chopsticks & Wine will also feature an exclusive wine tasting experience, "Best of the Bayou", presented by major sponsor Pacific Guardian Life. For $75, in addition to the $90 admission fee, attendees and wine connoisseurs can taste five highly acclaimed wines in a private area of the event and receive an Eisch Ronn Wiegand Bordeaux wine glass. These special glasses will also be available for sale that evening.
The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce is one of Honolulu's major business organizations, representing a cross-section of the city's businesses, industries and professions. With a Pacific-wide view of business and economic development, the Chamber serves as a catalyst for opportunities and seeks solutions to business and community issues for the betterment of Hawaii. Its office is located at 2454 S. Beretania Street. Its website is www.honolulujapanesechamber.org.