A feast of culinary traditions

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June 2, 2019

Story By: Brandon Bosworth | Photos by: Hau Tree Lanai

Hau Tree Lanai at the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel is hosting a “Black and White Affair” in the hotel’s Sans Souci Room from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., June 27. For this special pop-up dinner, executive chef Rene Caba will celebrate the culinary contributions of the Islands’ Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and the Filipino cultures.

In addition to six specialty ethnic dishes and a “No Host” Bar, the event will also feature giveaways, prizes and cultural storytelling hosted by Emmy Award winning Lanai Tabura. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Pride4PH (Pride for the Philippines) Foundation.

The price is $104.71 per person. For more information, check out the event on eventbrite.com or call the hotel at 923-1555.


A perfect example of the multicultural culinary creations executive chef Rene Caba will be offering at the Hau Tree Lanai’s “Black and White Affair” is Braised Short Ribs with Ulu Mash Potatoes (included in the $104.71 event cost). Classic Korean-style short ribs are paired with mashed potatoes made with the Hawaiian staple ulu, also known as breadfruit.

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