Wong's Farmer Series Dinner Spotlights Leeward O'ahu Finds

Wong's Farmer Series Dinner Spotlights Leeward O'ahu Finds

It's time for Alan Wong's next "Farmer Series Dinner", and if you haven't made it to one of these spectacular events, you should make a point of it—for many reasons. First, Wong is perhaps the most innovative chef on the islands at the moment. Second, he is reaching out, island-chain wide, to find the best, most sustainable farmers /growers / producers who practice solid food ethics. And last, his cuisine is damn tasty.

In past months, Wong has tapped in to the Big Island of Hawaii's farm scene, introducing Oahuans to farmers like Bob and Janice Stenga (Hamakua Mushrooms), Dick and Heather Threlfall (Hawaii Island Goat Dairy) and Richard and June Ha of Hamakua Springs Country Farms.

On Wednesday, April 23th, Wong reaches out to the Leeward Side of Oahu for various items to concoct what will be an unforgettable menu. Product from Gary Maunakea-Forth, Milton Agader, Clare Nozawa, Calvin "Doc" Lum and Mike Conway will arrive to the kitchen at Wong's King Street restaurant, and be transformed in true Wong fashion before plated for your enjoyment.

The menu starts with mini-cheeseburgers and warm lettuce soup, followed by Maunakea-Forth's Ma'o Farms "Organic Sassy Salad" with taro corn cake. Shortly thereafter a sautéed opakapaka with sea asparagus will follow, only to be chased by Nozawa Farms corn stew paired with butter-poached lobster, goat cheese and jalapeno. The main feature will be a North Shore Cattle Co. filet, with Twin Bridge Farms asparagus. Dessert will consists of a Waialua Chocolate sampler, for those with an interest in seeing how the cacao of Hawaii is coming along.

The prix fixe dinner is $75 per person; $105 with wine pairings.
Reservations are required, call (808) 949-2526 or visit www.alanwongs.com.