Hawaii | Fanta-Sea with The Royal Hawaiian

25735078633_b4be15f89a_cEvery other month, The Royal Hawaiian hosts a dinner series called Fanta-Sea. The concept is pretty neat. Each dinner pairs the resort’s Executive Chef Colin Colin Hazama with a local farmer on Oahu. The next one takes place this Friday (more info here) and is done in partnership with Brooks Takenaka of United Fishing Agency at Pier 38.

17362139481_e735a990e0_cThe series happens over the course of two days. First is the dinner (takes place at Azure) on Friday evening. Most guests spend the night at the resort…and the next morning, everyone heads to Pier 38 to get a hands-on look at how the ingredients are selected. Then back to the resort for a little refresher…and then lunch! Lunch is made with all the sourced ingredients from the morning visit and takes place inside the King Kamehameha Suite (which I am very excited to see heheh).

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Afternoon Tea in Hawaii | Moana Surfrider

25735180653_676946908a_cI’m back in Honolulu for the month. Early to bed and early to rise. Simple dresses and light scarves. Dinner at grandma’s and lunch with mom and dad. It’s kind of nice being in paradise. Today, afternoon tea for two with Dara ^-^

We’re at the Moana Surfrider, 3pm on a Friday afternoon. This was the first place I ever had afternoon tea (in elementary school) so the memories go far back. The service format is classic but the sweets and savories change often enough to warrant a visit each quarter. Take a look at the Moana Surfrider Afternoon Tea service from 2010 to 2013 and 2014. Now we have 2016.

26245543552_d3685194ac_cTea takes place inside the Veranda at the Beachhouse.

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