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September 22, 2004

 

 

 

 BRUNCH ON THE BEACH TO BE HELD THIS WEEKEND

 

This Sunday, Brunch on the Beach celebrates the new movie SHARK TALE which opens on October 1.   The popular outdoor café on Kalakaua Avenue will feature free entertainment and fabulous food.  The 5 winners of the “Show and Tale Us What About the Ocean Inspires You!” student art contest will receive their awards.  And bring the children because we’ll have more prizes from the movie than you can shake a fin at!

 

Delicious Food

            At the Kaiulani and Liliuokalani Avenue ends of Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki’s executive chefs will offer a large selection of breakfast treats, entrées and desserts.  For just $5, you may choose the Ilikai Breakfast Plate, Duke’s Canoe Club Waikiki Breakfast Plate, the Korean BBQ Chicken Plate from Seoul Jung at the Waikiki Resort Hotel, a new Brunch restaurant.  Or, you may select popular items like the Coconut-Macadamia Chicken from The Hau Tree Lanai.

 

            You’ll find large portions at incredibly low prices are available only at Brunch on the Beach.

 

Golden Chopstick Award Fin-tastic Dishes

This month’s Golden Chopstick dishes will feature local seafood and exotic SHARK TALE desserts.  Four-time Golden Chopstick Award winner Executive Chef Chip Hawkins, Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki, will serve Grilled Mahi Mahi served on Steamed Rice and Stir Fry Vegetables with a Kona Tomato, Macadamia and Citris Confit ($6).  Shanghai Bistro, also a new Brunch restaurant, will serve a Freshly Broiled White Shrimp Plate ($6).  The Hau Tree Lanai will offer Island Smoked Sword Fish with Local Kine Pineapple Salsa and Malaysian Curry Sauce, served with Rice and Shredded Lettuce Greens ($5).

 

Seoul Jung offers Hae Mul Pa Jun, a Korean Seafood Fritter of Squid, Shrimp and Scallions served with a Special Soy Sauce ($5), and the Pacific Beach Hotels returns to Brunch with Chef Andy Nelson’s Mediterranean Special Maple “Lackquered” Cedar Plank Salmon that’s served with Rustic Smashed Potatoes and Island Greens with Yuzu-Clamansi Soy Vinaigrette.

 

            Go back to your favorite food station for desserts and submerge yourself in these yummy delights:  Jellyfish Jello, Tidalwave Shave Ice, Warm Cinnamon Shark Fins, Shark Bait Brownies and a Fin-tastic Sparkling Ocean Float!

 

 

Best Entertainment and Student Awards

The entire Royal Hawaiian Band Glee Club kicks off the entertainment at 9:30 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., the keiki of Hâlau Hula Olana, under the direction of Na Kumu Hula Olana Ai and Howard Ai will delight you.  At 11:30, Maila Gibson, Hawaii Music Artists’ “Female Vocalist of the Year” will share melodies from her award-winning album “More”. 

 

The 5 winners of the Show and Tale Us What About the Ocean Inspires You!” student art contest will receive their prizes at 12:15 p.m. after the Golden Chopstick Awards are presented to the chef who creates the best seafood entrée and SHARK TALE dessert.  Over 1,000 entries were received in this contest sponsored by the Department of Education, DreamWorks, producers of SHARK TALE, and the City.

 

The grand prize winner of the student art contest will receive a private screening of the movie for himself/herself and class, Hewlett Packard computer for his/her school, $500 art supplies for his or her classroom, and a weekend stay at the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel for his or her family.

 

Henry Kapono will headline at 12:30 p.m. with a spectacular show. 

           

 

Special Brunch “Holoholo Parking”

           

      Take advantage of these parking rates arranged by the Waikiki Improvement Association for Brunch on the Beach Sunday.  When the sign with the pink “P” and lavender lei are posted at these parking garages, these rates will be available:

 

$3.00 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.

 

            Next Brunch Dates:  Jake Shimabukuro will headline on October 17, and Napalapalai will star on November 21.

 

For information call the City and County of Honolulu at (808) 523-CITY (2489) or the Waikiki Improvement Association at (808) 923-1094.  Or visit www.honolulu.gov/events and click on Honolulu Events Calendar.

 

Brunch on the Beach is sponsored by the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii Tourism Authority and Waikiki Improvement Association

 

 

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Thursday, September 23, 2004

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