American Honda’s “Evening UNDER THE STARS”
28th Annual Gourmet Food & Wine Tasting Festival – Hawaiian Style!
August 2nd, 2014
at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. in Torrance.
This is an annual event that celebrates the best in South Bay cuisine while raising funds for a local charity.
The event featured multi-Grammy Award winners Tia Carrere and Daniel Ho, with hula performances by Keali’i Ceballos and Halau Keali’i O Nalani.
There were about 30 Restaurants and Beverage partners:
Alpine Village Events Center, Buffalo Fire Department, Costco Wholesale, Creative Cuisine Concepts, Cuatro Dias Winery, Depot, Disneyland Resort, Doubletree by Hilton Torrance – South Bay, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Fresh Brothers, Gourmet Grindz, Il Fornaio, Island Eats Hale’Aina, Jackson’s Food & Drink, Kincaid’s, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Ortega 120, Palos Verdes Golf Club, Paul Martin’s American Grill, Red Car Brewery & Restaurant, Riboli Family Wine Estates, Rock & Brews, Rock’n Fish, Salt Creek Grille. Sushi Chef Institute, The Good Cookies and Beyond, Torrance Marriott South Bay, Zinc @ Shade hotel.
The food presentation from Sushi Chef Institute, Torrance Marriott and Palos Verdes Golf Club were excellent! I liked the clear mini dishes. The food was just right portion so that I can sample one of each! You don’t have to be a Hawaiian to like “Poke”, the Poke from Island Eats Hale’Aina had a great sauce. The sample of cakes and cookies from DoubleTree by Hilton and Salted Caramel Custard from Salt Creek Grille were amazing.
What a fun evening! Great food, Great music, Great people to talk, and a great sky!
Throughout the evening, lots of attendees enjoyed the samples of gourmet food, dessert and wine, as well as the hula performances.