2013 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

It was great for both Lisa and I to be invited guests to the 2013 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. It was a wonderful night of seeing many familiar faces and making some new friends. It was great to hear so many of the artists performing at Tiki's, receiving the well deserved accolades from their peers. Also, many of the musicians have volunteered their time and talent to help out by playing at fundraising gigs at Tiki's.
These are links to a few of the videos we have of the award winners when they played at Tiki's Grill & Bar:
Amy Hanaiali‘i, 
Weldon Kekauoha,
Kuana Torres Kahele
Mike Love 
Kapena De Lima

About 1,302 attended the sold out  Na Hoku Hanohano Music Awards. This was the 36th year of honoring the past and current stars of music from Hawaii.
To see more coverage please check out the following links:
2013 Na Hoku Hanohano Award Nominees. Damon Tucker 
2013 Hoku Awards finalists announced - By BY JOHN BERGER 
The 2013 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards by Melissa Chang for nonstophonolulu.com

Top awards:
 Album of the year: “Na Hoa,” Na Hoa and Dave Tucciarone, producers
Song: “Uhiwai,” Nathan Aweau (Bass Plus)
Favorite entertainer: Weldon Kekauoha
Group: Na Hoa
Female vocalist: Amy Hanaiali‘i, “My Father’s Granddaughter” (UA)
Male vocalist: Weldon Kekauoha, “Pilialoha” (‘Ohelo)
Most promising artist: Na Hoa, “Na Hoa” (Na Hoa)
Albums of the year:
 Alternative: “Contrast,” Sing the Body (‘Aumakua)
Contemporary: “My Father’s Granddaughter,” Amy Hanaiali‘i (UA)
Hawaiian music: “Na Hoa,” Na Hoa (UA)
Hip-hop: “Live From Soul Sound,” Evasive Species (‘Aumakua)
Instrumental: “Steel’n Love,” Bobby Ingano (Kui‘ou‘ou)
International: “Noho Aloha,” Maika‘iloa (no label)
Island music: “‘Io,” Nathan Aweau (Bass Plus)
Jazz: “I Wish You Love,” Melveen Leed (ML Records)
Reggae: “The Change I’m Seeking,” Mike Love (Love Not War)
Rock: “The Blinding Speed of Trust,” Piranha Brothers (‘Aumakua)
Ukulele: “Tell U What,” Brittni Paiva (Brittni Paiva)
Other winners:
 EP (extended-play release): “Wahi Mahalo,” Kamakakehau Fernandez (Kamakakehau)
Graphics: B. Kanaiʻa Nakamura for “Ha‘a,” Na Palapalai (Kuana Torres Kahele)
Liner notes: Manu Boyd, Robert Cazimero and Shawn Livingston Moseley, “Mele ‘Ailana: Manu Boyd Island Music,” Manu Boyd (Hui Waianuhea)
Engineering: Wendell Ching and Kapena De Lima for “Shame on You,” Kimie (Kimie Miner)
Music video/DVD: “The Hawaiian Legends: Live in Concert,” various artists (Kuleana)
Christmas: “Hilo for the Holidays,” Kuana Torres Kahele (Kuana Torres Kahele)
Single: “Merry Christmas Darling,” Waipuna (Poki)
Anthology: “A 20 Year Collection of The Mana‘o Company,” The Mana‘o Company (Dan Pa)
Compilation Album: “Lana‘i Slack Key Festival — Live Kiho‘alu at Ke‘ele,” various artists (Jazz Alley)
Religious Album: “Glory to God on High,” Jeff Rasmussen and James Rubin (Glory to God)
Slack key Album: “Slack Key Huaka‘i,” Patrick Landeza (Addison Street)
Haku mele: “Kaka‘ako Ku‘u ‘Aina Aloha,” Kaiponohea Hale, from “Ho‘ola Lahui, Ho‘oulu Pae ‘Aina: Vibrant People, Thriving Lands,” various artists (Kamehameha Schools)
Hawaiian language performance: Manu Boyd, “Mele ‘Ailana: Manu Boyd Island Music” (Hui Waia­nuhea)
Instrumental composition: “Tell U What,” Brittni Paiva
Ki Hoalu Foundation Legacy Award: Dennis Kamakahi
 Mo Keale “Aloha Is”
Award for Community Service: Kuuipo Kumukahi
Maiki Aiu Steel Guitar Legacy Award: Jerry Byrd

Catering the Grand Opening for Joie de Vivre Hotels newest hotel, the Shoreline Hotel in Waikiki.

Tiki's Grill & Bar was invited to cater the Hotel Opening for Joie de Vivre Hotels newest hotel, the Shoreline Hotel in Waikiki.  Karishma Chowfin Director of Sales, sent over a very nice thank you card.  

For the occasion we created a branded cocktails that fit with the look, feel and vibe of this new hotel:
'JDV Refresher Mai Tai'- light rum, fruit juices , an almond syrup (called orgeat), float of dark rum & a sprig of mint 

'Joy of Life Sip' - Pineapple juice, Ginger, Passion fruit juice - Non-Alcoholic Cocktail

The pupu menu was created to allow a flow of guest to the roof top pool and 14th floor to view the rooms.

  • Thai Style Lemongrass Chicken Satays
  • Crispy Thai Style Spring Rolls
  • Crispy Calamari
  • Island Ahi Spoons
  • Cheese Platter
  • Fresh Fruit Platter
  • Truffled Three Mushroom Risotto
  • Kalua Pork Slider
  • Shrimp Scampi Pasta

With a chef action station of Island Made "Smoked Meat" Spoons.

In a destination that’s famous for being popular, the Shoreline is comfortable in its own skin. The hotel — 135 rooms over 14 floors — has a scale absent from most Waikiki Resorts, and the 1970s design creates a contemporary feel. Accommodations are bright and well‑appointed.

Each room has a balcony to enjoy the tropical climate and breezes of Oahu. Room amenities include free wireless internet, work desks, central air conditioning, mini-refrigerator (most rooms), in-room safe, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, alarm clock and cable-equipped flat-screen TV. The hotel’s top floors provide ocean vistas, with city and skyline views nearly standard. We’re a block away from bustling Kalakaua Avenue, giving our guests both breathing room and a sense of real Waikiki. 

Hotel Location
The Shoreline Hotel Waikiki is located two blocks from famous Waikiki Beach and one mile from Fort DeRussy Beach Park. Ala Wai Golf Course is two miles. The Honolulu Zoo is one mile away, and Waikiki Aquarium is three miles. The hotel is nine miles from Honolulu International Airport.

Beam Inc.’s Holiday industry appreciation party

What: Beam Inc., maker of the world’s #1 bourbon whiskey and one of the world’s leading spirits companies, celebrates 218 years of a proud family heritage with a thank-you to Hawaii’s beverage industry professionals for supporting their brands!
Where: Tiki’s Grill & Bar
When: Wednesday, November 28 
 More Photos at: http://www.honolulupulse.com/bars-clubs/pics-beam-mahalo-party-at-tikis


 Dress to impress for the red carpet and rub shoulders with VIPs and your favorite representatives from the bar, club and liquor industries at this special industry appreciation party. 

Upon entry,

 guests will get a wristband with four different tabs that they can redeem at each of the four drink bars: The Pinnacle Vodka bar, Sauza Tequila bar, Cruzan Rum bar and the main bar, stocked to the brim with Beam Inc. products. 

Don’t forget to take a tour at the Whiskies of the World tasting table.

Lve music and entertainment to keep the night rocking. 

Think you’ve got what it takes to participate in the Spirits Throwdown game? Guests will be challenged to identify different Jim Beam spirits just by smelling them. Whoever gets the most right will be entered in a raffle for the grand prize, a Jim Beam surfboard! As the night comes to an end, parting gifts will be handed out to all the guests. Come as a friend, leave as family! 

Give away a 10’ Cruzan Paddleboard. Free valet parking for three hours will be provided. This event is open to those 21 and older. 

HRA Hall of Fame Celebration 2012 Hawaii Restaurant Association

On Monday, OCTOBER 29, 2012, the Hawaii Restaurant Association inducted a new group of individuals to the 2012 Hall of Fame. Those selected for induction into the Hall of Fame are individuals who have “demonstrated dedication and commitment to the growth of the restaurant and food service industry in Hawaii, contributed to the enhancement of its quality and image, and demonstrated service through outreach.”


Inductees introduced at the evening’s gala celebration

HRA Hall of Fame Celebration 10.29.12
  • Floyd and Doris Christenson, Mama's Fish House, Paia, Hawaii
  • Lyle and Grace Guslander (posthumous), Coco Palms Hotel, Kauai
  • Hayashi Family, Pagoda Hotel & Floating Restaurant /Pacific Beach Hotel, Oahu
  • John Heckathorn (posthumous), Honolulu Magazine
  • Tom Jones, Gyotaku Japanese Restaurants, Oahu
  • Harold and Nancy (posthumous) Manago, Manago Hotel, Captan Cook, Hawaii
  • Harry Marn Sin Mau and Bat Moi Kam Mau (posthumous), Char Hung Sut, Oahu
  • Russell Siu, 3660 on the Rise/Kaka'ako Kitchen, Oahu
  • Teruya Family, Armstrong Produce
  • Francis and Mary Tom (posthumous) and Family, Wailana Coffee House, Oahu

A highlight of the evening was a dine-around with food stations hosted by seven distinguished Island chefs. The 2012 “Chefs of Aloha®” will include: Fred DeAngelo, The Grove; Ed Kenney, Town; Bob McGee, Whole Ox Butcher & Deli; John Memering, Cactus Bistro; Eddie Mizumo, Hawaii Prince Hotel; Ronnie Nasuti, Tiki’s Grill & Bar; and Lindsey Ozawa, Prima.

HRA Hall of Fame Celebration 10.29.12


 Proceeds from the evening will benefit culinary students through the HRA’s Scholarship Program. http://www.restauranthi.com


More PHOTOS BY BRIAN TSENG / Special to the Star-Advertiser
Submitted by The Hawaii Restaurant Association, the professional association of the restaurant and food service industry in Hawaii. 

“Plate Up Niu Valley” a major fundraising event for Niu the Valley Middle School

Mahalo to the KITV morning show for supporting “Plate Up Niu Valley” a major fundraising event for Niu the Valley Middle School, organized by parents

Where Hawaii’s top chefs donate their time and expertise to mentor 48 interested students, and bring awareness and knowledge in the food industry. Hosted at the Hyatt, FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012 6:00pm

Chef Ronnie has already had the students from his team over to Tiki's to learn about the dish he is featuring.

More info at http://www.friendsofniuvalley.com/

Filmed at Tiki's - Les Anges de la télé-réalité is a reality TV broadcast Season 4: Club Hawaï (2012)

Les Anges de la télé-réalité
Format Reality
Created by La Grosse Équipe
Presented by Matthieu Delormeau
Jeny Priez(season 2-present)
Country of origin France
No. of seasons 4
Location(s) Los Angeles (season 1)
Miami (season 2)
New York (season 3)
Hawaï (season 4)
Running time 35 min.
Original channel NRJ12
Original run January 10, 2011 – present


Several segments of this show were filmed at Tiki's Grill & Bar

Les Anges de la télé-réalité is a reality TV broadcast on NRJ12 on the occasion of 10 years of reality TV in France, hosted by Fabrice Sopoglian and moderated by Matthieu Delormeau and Jeny Priez (from Miami season).




Season 4: Club Hawaï (2012)


Contestant Real name Formerly in: Objective
Anthony Koh-Lanta 11
Myriam Myriam Abel Nouvelle Star 2003
Les Anges 3
Medi Pékin Express 2006
L'île des vérités 2011
Amélie Amélie Neten Secret Story 2010
Les Anges 1
Bruno Bruno Rua Nouvelle Star 2006
Encore une chance 2012
Marie Marie Garet Secret Story 2011
Geoffrey Geoffrey Crousillat Secret Story 2011
Aurélie Aurélie Van Daelen Secret Story 2011
Sofiane Sofiane Tadjine-Lambert Star Academy 2004
Les Anges 2
Julia L'Ile des vérités 2011
Nabila L'amour est aveugle 2011
HouseGuest None


More from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Anges_de_la_t%C3%A9l%C3%A9-r%C3%A9alit%C3%A9


Hawaii born beef returns to islands - Chef's All beef Menu

Hawaii Ranchers Natural Beef made its Oahu debut by hosting a tasting event at Tiki's Grill & Bar in Waikiki. A top quality beef product originating in Hawaii, finished at mainland feed lots and brought back to the islands.In this innovative program, beef cattle born in Hawaii on island ranches throughout the state will be shipped to Country Natural Beef (CNB) in Boardman, Oregon where they will graze on pasture in designated areas, separate from other cattle in CNB's program.

The beef cattle, still owned by Hawaii ranchers, will graze on natural grasses in large pastures for 14 to 18 months. Three months before harvest, the beef cattle feed on cooked potatoes, hay, corn and a vitamin mineral supplement. All feedstuffs are vegetarian and the beef cattle are never administered antibiotics or growth stimulating hormones. Finished beef cattle will be processed and fabricated by AB Foods, Toppenish, Washington, and shipped back to Hawaii for distribution by HFM Foodservice.
Tiki's Grill & Bar Exec. Chef Ronnie Nasuti created a all beef seven course menu for the event!
"While this program involves many companies and many steps in the process, the resulting Hawaii Ranchers Natural Beef product will be consistent in quality and available throughout the year," said Sara Moore, president of the Hawaii Cattle Producers Cooperative Association (HCPCA) which is spearheading this project.
 "CNB meat is on the lean side, reaching USDA grades of "high select" and "low choice" with consistent quality. Our goal is to provide Hawaii consumers with good quality meat that originate on island ranches. This program will help us sustain ranching in the islands," said Moore, who is also the manager for Kealia Ranch on Hawaii Island.

HCPCA and its Hawaii Ranchers brand represents 50 ranches in the state of Hawaii that have more than half of the state's breeding cows and bred heifers on 455,000 acres of grazing lands. A dozen of these ranches belong to Country Natural Beef, a beef marketing cooperative that allow family ranchers to own and control their beef from birth to plate.

 Country Natural Beef sells and distributes its members' products to restaurants and supermarkets such as New Seasons Market and Burgerville in Portland, Oregon, Puget Consumer Co-ops in Seattle and Whole Foods. 

 HFM Foodservice headquartered in Honolulu is the distributor for the Hawaii Ranchers Natural Beef.