HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Foodies and wine lovers are invited to enjoy an evening of fabulous food, wine and music to benefit the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce at its 11th annual event called Chopsticks & Wine featuring "Wine…And All That Jazz." On Thursday, October 18, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Held at the Hawaii Convention Center, is one of Hawaii's signature foodie events will feature the culinary delights of over a dozen of Hawaii's most respected chefs and the wines to go with it.
Participating restaurants include Alan Wong's Honolulu, Beachhouse at the Moana, d.k. Steak House, Gokujo Sushi by Marukai, Gyotaku Japanese Restaurant, Kai Market, Le Bistro, Mariposa at Neiman Marcus, Poke Stop, Prince Court Restaurant of the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Golf Club, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center (Chibo Okonomiyaki Restaurant, Five Star International Buffet and Wolfgang's Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener), Ruth's Chris Steak House, and Shokudo Japanese Restaurant & Bar.
There will also be a premium wine tasting within Chopsticks & Wine, for wine lovers called "Speakeasy," an exclusive wine tasting experience. Speakeasy will showcase five cabernet sauvignons and/or blends. Admission to Speakeasy is $75, which is in addition to the regular admission fee.
Guests will be drooling over the Sous Vide Vintage N.Y. Steak Donburi with Roasted Hau'ula Tomato Vinaigrette being prepared by d.k. Steak House. Or if you're wondering what the "Lipstick" Shrimp Tacos being served by Alan Wong's Honolulu are, you'll have to buy a ticket to solve the mystery.
Proceeds from both the event and the Speakeasy wine tasting experience benefit the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce and the programs it provides.