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HAWAII : Mangoes at the Moana returns to Waikiki













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JULY 14, 2015



STAR-ADVERTISER / 2014









A cocktail competition will be part of the annual Mangoes at the Moana event at the Moana Surfrider on Saturday.










HONOLULU PULSE STAFF / honolulupulse@staradvertiser.com






The annual Mangoes at the Moana returns to the Moana Surfrider on Saturday.






Events run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Banyan Courtyard. They include a farmers market, cooking demonstrations (noon, 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.), and seminars and workshops (2 and 3 p.m.).





Growers can enter a Best Mango contest with two backyard treasures. The victor will win a two-night stay in an oceanfront room at the hotel. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; the contest begins at 9 a.m.





Also on the agenda: a chef’s Mango Throw Down and a Mango Cocktail Mixdown, from noon to 4 p.m.





Mango Throw Down contenders are chefs:

**  Shaymus Alwin of Azure Restaurant, 

** James Aptakin of MAC 24/7, 

** Heather Bryan of Top of Waikiki, 

** Ron de Guzman of Stage Restaurant,

**  Darren Demaya of Kai Market, 

** Hiroyuki Mimura of Taormina Italian Restaurant, 


** Ronnie Nasuti of Tiki’s Bar & Grill 


and 


**Lee Anne Wong of Koko Head Cafe.





The Mango Cocktail Mixdown features impromptu mixology sessions using Cruzan rum, Sauza tequila and Jim Beam bourbon.




Guests will have a chance to taste the chefs’ and mixologists’ creations for $6 per plate/glass. 


Pre-sale 10-plate tickets are available for $48.




 For tickets, call Mason Waugh, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, at (808) 923-2811 or email Mason.Waugh@westin.com


Call (808) 922-3111 for general information.










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We would also like to extend a special mahalo to our sponsors:









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