The Third Annual Empty Bowl Hawaii, Friday April 26th

Empty Bowl Hawaii
Published: Apr. 12, 2013 at 2:26 PM HST|Updated: Apr. 23, 2013 at 1:57 PM HST
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(Hawaii News Now) - Chef Ronnie Nasuti from Tiki's Grill & Bar makes a Five spiced butternut squash bisque, lemongrass scented corn bread.

The Third Annual Empty Bowl Hawaii is set for Friday, April 26, 2013, 6-8 p.m.  This year's event will be held at Ala Moana Center, Makai Parking Deck (corner of Ala Moana Boulevard and Piikoi Street). Empty Bowl Hawaii is presented by the Hawaii Potters' Guild and is a benefit for Hawai'i Meals on Wheels.

The Hawaii Potters' Guild, along with artisans from Ala Wai Arts and Craft, Hickam Air Force Base, Honolulu Museum of Art at Linekona, Iolani Potters, Leeward Community College, Makua Alii Potters, Schofield Barracks Arts and Crafts, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Windward Community College, and high schools students from Iolani School Kalani High School, Kamehameha Schools, La Pietra School for Girls, Mid-Pacific Institute, Punahou School and Sacred Hearts Academy  have created over 5,000 one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls for the event.

The ceramic bowls will be sold along with a serving of soup donated by local chefs from 21 popular restaurants, including: Big City Diner, Café Kaila, Café Laufer, Great Life Cuisine, Hula Grill, JJ Bistro & French Pastry, Le Bistro, Mariposa at Neiman Marcus, Murphy's Bar & Grill, Roy's Restaurants, Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Side Street Inn, Stage Restaurant, Tango, The Pineapple Room, 3660 on the Rise, Tiki's Grill & Bar, Town, 12th Avenue Grill, Whole Foods Kahala and Whole Foods Kailua.

Advance reservation sponsorships and group sales (10 or more) are available through March 15, with forms available here. Sponsor and group ticket holders can enter the event before general admission ticket holders at 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., respectively.

General admission tickets ($20) will go on sale at starting March 16, and will be available at the event for $25.

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