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HAWAII : Mangoes at the Moana returns to Waikiki


JULY 14, 2015


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


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

Call (808) 922-3111 for general information.

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