Courtyard Brunch returns
Ward Village Shops' monthly Courtyard Brunch returns from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Ward Village Information Center Courtyard (formerly the IBM Building), 1240 Ala Moana Boulevard.
The festive monthly event features farm-to-table dishes served up local chefs, with produce and value-added edibles offered up by farmers, as well as live entertainment. This month’s theme is “Green,” and vendors — including Morimoto Waikiki, The Pig & The Lady, Whole Foods Market, EAT Honolulu and Poke Stop — will be highlighting anything from green ingredients to sustainable farming.
To set the scene, here's a recap of the inaugural April 12 event, themed "Women Working for Ward," and featuring local female chefs and farmers, including pastry chefs Michelle Karr-Ueoka from MW Restaurant, and Jayme Vaniew from Morimoto Waikiki, Jill Nordby and Jamie Sexton of Holoholo General Store, chef Gida Snyder from Naked Cow Dairy, and food from MW, The Pig & The Lady, Whole Foods Market and Morimoto Waikiki:
A $25 ticket entitles you to three bite-size dishes and a drink. It's not a lot of food, but additional food and drink tickets are available for $7 each. And you have to remember all proceeds benefit the Ward Village Foundation, which supports local non-profits and programs focusing on culture, community and environment.
Free parking will be available in the T.J. Maxx parking garage on Auahi Street. Reserve tickets online by visiting www.wardvillageshops.com.
Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her coverage is in print on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.