Eating the Invasives Dinner – Sunday, August 21
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 2970 East Manoa Rd.
“Eating the Invasives” – Is that the title of a new movie? No, it’s the theme of the next Slow Food O’ahu dinner. An “invasive species” is a plant, fungus, or animal species that is not native to a specific location (an introduced species), and which has a tendency to spread to a degree believed to cause damage to the environment, human economy or human health. So how does this relate to eating and Slow Food? Simply put, we are hoping to eat and help the environment at the same time. While environmental organizations work to eradicate invasive species in many ways – our contribution is to offer eating as one solution.
Slow Food ‘Oahu is pleased to present an evening of fine dining, featuring Hawaii’s invasive flora and fauna. We will feature a variety of treats including fishes, crab, limu, feral pig and tropical fruit. Our chefs include David Caldiero of town, Andrew Pressler of Grondin, Nat Bletter of Madre Chocolate, Martha Cheng, food writer and former pastry chef at Alan Wong’s, Doug Young, artist, pig hunter and cook extraordinaire. Our sources include Paepae o He’eia, Local I’a, Fresher.com, Fattoria Giuli, Whole Foods and more.
Seating is limited to 45 people, the capacity of the restaurant.
We are offering both open seating with buffet service and reserved tables of four which will include table service. Tickets for the open seating are $35 for members and $45 for non-members. If you wish to have a reserve table for four, the price is $200 for a Slow Food member and $250 for a non-member. The entire event is BYOB for alcohol.