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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JULY 15, 2004

Brunch on the Beach returns to Waikiki
Sunday, July 18, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m

The popular monthly event transforms Kalakaua Avenue in front of the Hyatt Regency into an outdoor Hawaiian café with free entertainment by Hawai`i’s finest artists and 30 signature menu items cooked on site by Waikiki’s finest chefs.

Delicious Food

            Food stations are set up at the Kaiulani and Liliuokalani Avenue ends of Kalakaua.  For just $3, guests may purchase Belgian Waffles with Banana Butter and Sugared Strawberries from Tiki’s Grill and Bar.  For just $5, guests may select from a variety of Brunch favorites such as the Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Plate (Royal Steak and Seafood) Local Plate (Seafood Village), and Cinnamon Swirl French Toast (Hyatt Regency).  Executive Chef Fred DeAngelo and the chefs at Tiki’s Grill and Bar will be tossing Portuguese Sausage Frittata, a tasty Italian omelet served with Fried Rice.  Executive Chef Rene Caba of The Hau Tree Lanai will feature his popular Coconut-Macadamia Nut Chicken.

               Brunch welcomes back Executive Chef Chip Hawkins of the Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki with his Tomato and Parmesan Tart.  Served with Baby Greens, topped with Bacon, Bleu Cheese, Hawaiian Tomato and Vinaigrette Dressing, this brand new dish also sells for just $5.  Executive Chef Keith Kong from Duke’s Waikiki will offer 2 new items, Island Style Fried Noodles and Hawaiian Breakfast Monte Cristo, also at $5.

             The portions are large and the incredibly low prices are available only at Brunch on the Beach.

 Golden Chopstick Award

            This month’s Golden Chopstick dishes will feature locally grown tomatoes.  Tiki’s Grill and Bar’s entry includes tomatoes in the Bay Shrimp Frittata.  The Hyatt Regency Waikiki will offer ¼ Chicken Cacciatore made with Hawai`i-grown Sweet Tomatoes.  Seafood Village will feature a Sautéed Beef with Hawaiian Tomatoes and Broccoli in each of their plates.  Royal Yakiniku will feature a Shrimp with Tomato Plate.

            The Monte Cristo from Duke’s Waikiki will offer Hau`ula Tomatoes and the Thai Chicken from The Hau Tree Lanai will be served with fresh Tomato salsa.  And, Pacific Beach Executive Chef Mike Arita returns to Brunch with a Hau`ula Tomato Crostini and Grilled Jumbo Shrimp that will be served with an exotic Li Hing Mui infused Balsamic Syrup and Thai Basil Oil.

           Competition among chefs for the coveted Golden Chopstick Award grows with each Brunch on the Beach.

 Best Entertainment

          The Royal Hawaiian Band Glee Club will kick-off the entertainment at 9:30 a.m. with nostalgic “Hawaii Calls” songs and other Hawaiian melodies.  At 10:30 a.m., Hawaii’s American Idol Jordan Segundo will share numbers from his newly released album, “Be the One”.  Abe Weinstein, Keahi Conjugacion and the Honolulu Jazz Trio will take the stage at 11:30 a.m. with fabulous Hawaiian jazz.

          Maunalua, Nâ Hôkû Hanohano “Best Entertainers of the Year” and “Best Hawaiian Album” winners, will headline at 12:30 p.m. with a spectacular performance. 

          Jordan and Maunalua will also autograph CDs. 

           This month’s prize contest will feature the history of Waikiki.

Special Brunch “Holoholo Parking”

            Brunch on July 18 will bring back parking at special rates arranged by the Waikiki Improvement Association.  When the sign with the pink “P” and lavender lei are posted at these parking garages, these rates will be available:

      $1.00 All Day .......................................................................Waikiki Trade Center

$1.00/hour, 5-hour maximum.................................................................. Ohana Reef Towers, Ohana Maile Sky Court, Radisson Waikiki Prince Kuhio, Ohana Waikiki Village, Ohana East, King Kalakaua Plaza, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, Radisson Waikiki Prince Kuhio

            Transportation to Waikiki via TheBus is encouraged.  To get to Waikiki from areas east, take Routes 14, 22 and 58 or ride the Kaimuki-Kapahulu-Waikiki Trolley.  To get to Waikiki from areas west, take Routes 2, 13, 19, 20 42, or Express Routes B or C.  For TheBus timetables or maps call 845-5555 or visit www.thebus.org.

            In celebration of the birth date of Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, Brunch in August will be called Duke’s Brunch on the Beach.  It will be held in sponsorship with the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku foundation on August 22nd, and will culminate a 3-day celebration in his honor.  The tribute to the first Hawaiian Olympian and Ambassador of Aloha will feature water sports competitions, special entertainment, contests and prizes.

            Sponsored by the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii Tourism Authority and Waikiki Improvement Association, other Brunch dates include October 17 and November 21, and are subject to change.

For information call the City and County of Honolulu at (808) 523-CITY (2489) or the Waikiki Improvement Association at (808) 923-1094.

 

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