Hawaiian Culinary Evening by The Gourmandise School

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September 25, 2023, 7:00 pm to 9:00 PM
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The Gourmandise School at Santa Monica Place
395 Santa Monica Place
Santa Monica, 90401
Hawaiian Culinary Evening by The Gourmandise School

The Gourmandise School at Santa Monica Place is delighted to host a special evening dedicated to crafting Hawaiian-inspired dishes alongside a group of esteemed Los Angeles chefs. This unique culinary event not only offers a delightful experience for its 40 guests but also serves as a fundraiser to aid Maui in its recovery efforts from the recent devastating wildfires.

The event, set to take place on Monday, September 25, from 7 to 9 p.m., will feature live, interactive demonstrations by the chefs in rotation, with each chef presenting their courses. The evening promises an immersive culinary journey, and all proceeds, 100%, will be directed to the Kokua Restaurant & Hospitality Fund and ‘Āina Momona, both actively involved in Maui to support hospitality workers and promote social justice while aiding in Hawaiian sovereignty restoration.

Participating chefs include:

  • Minh Phan, Chef of Phenakite and Porridge + Puffs
  • Mercedes Rojas of The Arepa Stand, a beloved local food stand
  • Dara Yu, Winner of Master Chef 2022
  • Kat Turner of the West Los Angeles restaurant Highly Likely
  • Clemence De Lutz, Co-owner of The Gourmandise School

Featured dishes include:

  • Savory Moon Cakes featuring ingredients from Koda Farms
  • Creamed Corn, Heirloom Tomatoes, and Crema
  • Yellowtail Crudo with Coconut Tigre Sauce and Pineapple
  • Hong Kong Style Clay Pot Rice with Chinese Sausage, Hawaiian Pork Belly, and Chinese Greens
  • Mango and Passionfruit Marjolaine with Macadamia Dacquoise

The event will be held at Santa Monica Place, located at 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, at the intersection of Broadway and Third Street Promenade. The Gourmandise School is situated on Level 3, adjacent to The Curious Palate. Tickets for this exceptional event are priced at $250 and can be purchased online.

Hawaiian Culinary Evening by The Gourmandise School