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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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
**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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