(HawaiiNewsNow) - Considered one the most enchanting, fun and exotic fundraising events of the year, IONA and The Sheraton Waikiki are thrilled to present MAYA on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at the stunning Helumoa Pool starting at 6:00 p.m.
According to the "Mayan Calendar," 2012 could be the end of civilization…so why not indulge in the ultimate Mayan experience in benefit of contemporary arts in Hawaii. Single tickets start at $250 per person and themed sponsor tables are available starting at $2,000. Call (808) 262-0110 or visit www.iona360.com for reservations.
This year's extravaganza features new inspiring and provocative IONA experiences, more than 30 interactive dancers, a living fountain, pool spirits, Hawaii Pacific University tumblers, the Mayan Calendar Boys (based on the myth of Quetzalcoatl - the powerful winged serpent) and never before seen characters such as Tequila Sunrise, Mayatai, Red Hibiscus, the Orchid and the Cactus.
Sheraton Waikiki senior executive Sous chef Colin Hazama, notably heralded, as a semifinalist for the James Beard Rising Chef Award, will create an elaborate culinary feast poignantly paired with JMD vintages and a seductive chocolate tasting.
Guests will indulge in:
"Eclipse" Taste of Apocalypse by Chef Hazama
"Ceviche de Cangrejo y Camarones "
Coconut Guacamole Mousse, Vanilla, Yucca Chips
Ensalada de Naranja
Jicama, Pomegranate, Cilantro, Lima Vinaigrette, Duck Chicharron
"The Gods" Kukulkan's Bounty
Tikin Xic Pescado
Grilled Onaga, Achiote Adobo
Pickled Red Onion Jam, Crispy Jalapeno Rice
Recado de Mole
Carne Asada,Black Chili Mole, Smoked Papaya Relish
Langosta Al Epazote en Tamal
Cilantro Lobster, White Corn Masa, Salsa Verde
"Phenomenon" Sweet Illusions
Horchata Tapioca Pudding
Cinnamon Oil, Crystalized Tamirand
Pineapple Mint Fritter
Mexican Hot Chocolate
Spiced Corn Meal Churros
Hibiscus Honey Caramel
"Energy" Sacrificial Cocktails
Mango Sweet Chili Mojito
Agua De Sandia
Watermelon Lime Martini
Tequila, Kahlua Coffee Liqueur, Pomegranate