By Nadine Kam
More than 20 of Hawaii's top chefs are coming together to present an evening of food, drink and entertainment Nov. 25 at the Blaisdell Center, during the "Chefs for Hope" fundraiser for the Haiyan typhoon relief effort in the Philippines.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for VIP tables with table service, at $5,000 for 10 people, as well as reserved seating of $1,500 for 10 people.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for those purchasing $100 grazing tickets.
All funds raised will be donated to the Salvation Army. See the image above for participating restaurants, entertainers and drink purveyors.
Tickets are available at the Blaisdell box office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22, 23 and 25. Tickets are also available at Chef Chai at Pacifica. Call 585-0011.
Adobo bone-in shortrib at Hy's. — Photos courtesy Hy's
Hy's also hosts relief dinner
Hy’s Steak House will also be hosting a Typhoon Haiyan Relief Dinner on Nov. 26.
Executive chef Erwin Manzano, who was born was born in the Philippines at Cagayan Valley, Naguilian Isabela, will create a Filipino-inspired three-course dinner with proceeds supporting the fundraising efforts.
Seating is limited. First seating will be at 5:30 p.m. Call 922-5555 for reservations. Options are:
First course (choose one): Beef vegetable lumpia, pako (warabi, pohole) fern salad, or scallop egg drop soup
Second course (choose one): Adobo bone-in shortrib (osso bucco style), pan-seared monchong, or
Surf 'n' Turf of prime tenderloin and sauteed shrimp with coconut milk sauce (ginataang hipon).
Third course (choose one): Leche flan, halo-halo, or vanilla ice cream or sorbet.
Springrolls created for Hy's Haiyan relief dinner.
Panda collecting donations
Panda Restaurant Group Inc., parent company of Panda Express, is will collecting donations in each of its 1,650 Panda Express, Panda Inn and Hibachi-San locations to assist victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which recently devastated the Philippines.
Panda also will match 100 percent of in-store and corporate donations collected through Dec. 4. The funds will be distributed to the American Red Cross and the Tzu Chi Foundation, an international non-profit humanitarian organization, to support their direct efforts to help victims of the typhoon.
Giving is one of Panda's core values. Since 2011, Panda has raised $1.6 million in collected and matching donations to aid victims of natural disasters including the tornado that hit Moore, Okla., in May, Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Donations will assist the American Red Cross' efforts. Donations sent by Panda to Tzu Chi will support its disaster response center in the Philippines, which is delivering supplies and providing relief to devastated regions that now lack access to basic necessities and clothing.