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Sheraton Waikiki's Executive Sous Chef reinvents sustainable dining with new "Table-to Farm" wine dinner and farm tour series

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Sheraton Waikiki's award winning Executive Sous Chef Colin Hazama is partnering with Shin Ho of Ho Farms to reinvent the popular farm-to-table concept.

The two-day long “Table-to-Farm” experience will be the first of six series over the next several months including December, March, April, June and August into 2015 allowing guests to taste fresh farm produce at the culinary table of Chef Colin Hazama followed by a private tour of Ho Farms the next day led by Shin Ho to learn where and how the plated fresh farm produce was sourced. 

Dinner will be located at the hotel's ocean front restaurant Edge of Waikiki on Friday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m. and the intimate farm tour will be Saturday, October 4 at 10 a.m. starting at Sheraton Waikiki Aloha Landing at 10 a.m. The cost for dinner only is $103 per person, dinner with wine pairing is $133 per person, dinner only with a private farm tour of Ho Farms and farm picnic is $170 person, and dinner with wine pairing with private farm tour and farm picnic is $200 per person.Prices include transportation, tax and gratuity; availability is limited for the farm tour option so early reservations are highly recommended.

Wine aficionados are invited on Friday, October 3 to arrive earlier at 6 p.m. to experience a special “Meet the Winemaker” featuring no-host cocktails with special guest Empson Wine Portfolio from Italy. Empson Winery's owner Tony Ciccarrelli will be personally pouring his exotic menu of wines from their diverse portfolio alongside Master Sommelier Roberto Viernes who will also be selecting the evening's wine pairings with Chef Hazama's menu.

“Table-to-Farm” participants will have an opportunity to “talk story” with Chef Hamaza and Shin Ho in an intimate setting as they travel from Waikiki to North Shore, Oahu. The farm tour will be followed by a cooking demonstration by Chef Hazama and a delightful lunch picnic on Ho Farms. Guests will return to Waikiki at approximately 3 p.m.

For more information on “Table-to-Farm,” please click here.

Dinner reservations can be made by calling Starwood Dining Desk at 808-921-4600. Complimentary four hour self-parking is available at the Sheraton Waikiki for Friday's dinner and for Saturday's Farm Tour. Guests opting-in for both dining and farm tour experiences are also invited to enjoy a Staycation weekend at Sheraton Waikiki with a special room rate of $195 per night (plus tax and Resort Charge) is being offered for the night of October 3. Special nightly rate is available to “Table-to-Farm” guests only.

For room reservations, please call 808-921-4610 and request for the “FarmTour” special room rate.

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