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Thank you so much to everyone that joined us the last couple nights for our 3 sold out seatings! We've got a few seats left tonight in downtown Millbrae and Monday in #SF. Link to book seats and the full menu in bio....... Repost from @lanai. Tonight’s pop up @vineyardgate is SOLD OUT, but have seats for tomorrow night! Come kaukau some ono Hawaiian-style food with chef @eats_by_e and me! ... See MoreSee Less

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Standard Menu
$68

Drink pairings by Vineyard Gate:
A glass of wine and sake' will be provided by Vineyard Gate Selections. Additional beverages will be available for purchase.

Ahi Poke': Wild-caught and sashimi-grade ahi tuna, cubed and seasoned with chili, red onions, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, ponzu, Hawaiian salt, and toasted black sesame seeds.

Lumpia: Filipino-style egg rolls filled with ground chicken and julienned vegetables. Served with a spiced vinegar dipping sauce.

Somen Salad: A Japanese-style noodle salad.

Kalua turkey: Hawaiian-style slow cooked turkey, sweet potato mash, and Portuguese sausage stuffing.

Pumpkin Haupia Pie: Pumpkin, coconut custard, coconut/shortbread crust.

For these meals, we will dive into the rich history of Hawaiian-style cuisine. From 1852 to the present, Hawaii has encountered four major waves of immigration - each wave bringing new dishes and culinary influences to the islands. As sugar plantations imported labor across the Pacific from China, Japan, Korea, and The Philippines with the intent to diversify and divide plantation laborers, cultures converged. Hawaiian Pidgin (a creole language made up of Hawaiian, Japanese, English, Portuguese, and Cantonese) developed between laborers and new food emerged on the Hawaiian culinary landscape. Thus, we have the inspiration for our pop-up series – Hawaii: A Culinary Crossroads.

My connection to Hawaii is deeply personal and spans back to my grandparents' migrating to Hawaii from the Philippines before and after World War II. Growing up, I spent nearly every summer with my grandparents in Hawaii. It was there I got my start in cooking by shadowing my grandparents in the kitchen. Under their wing I learned to make traditional Filipino dishes from my grandparents’ provinces. During these summers I also developed tastes for local Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Native Hawaiian dishes from lau lau, chicken katsu, to meat jhun, and to cold ginger chicken (just to name a few). I’ve spent my life making and personalizing these dishes, at first to eat, and then as the years went by, to share.

We are honored to have Lanai Tabura as part of the event. As we present each course, he will be sharing the detailed history of the different cultural influences that the immigrants had on Hawaiian-style food.

With this special pop-up series, we invite you to continue a tradition of sharing culture and memory at the dinner table. Please join us for a sentimental meal, libations, and great company.

About Lanai (www.lanaitabura.com/)

Hailing from the tiny island of Lanai Hawaii, and a graduate of Lanai High School, this DJ, Comedian, TV host and Actor has done it all!

Currently Lanai host’s Cooking Hawaiian Style in its 6th season, a tv show that air’s in 7 countries on the Lifestyle Network, Direct TV and Time Warner Cable.

Lanai is no stranger to international and local TV shows Food Networks Great Food Truck Race, co-host with Anthony Bourdain’s NO Reservations, Jake and the Fat Man, Da Braddah’s, Baywatch Hawaii, and commercials such as: Meadow Gold, Zippys, Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union and more. Most recently he played Jake in season 6 of Hawaii 5-0.

He has been touring the mainland doing stand up comedy openings for Henry Kapono, Andy Bumatai, Augie Tulba, Wayne Brady and Damon Wayans to name a few.

As a 25- year radio veteran, Lanai co-created the Island 98.5 radio station, and currently is on air in Tokyo and Fukuoka Japan
For these meals, we will dive into the rich history of Hawaiian-style cuisine. From 1852 to the present, Hawaii has encountered four major waves of immigration - each wave bringing new dishes and culinary influences to the islands. As sugar plantations imported labor across the Pacific from China, Japan, Korea, and The Philippines with the intent to diversify and divide plantation laborers, cultures converged. Hawaiian Pidgin (a creole language made up of Hawaiian, Japanese, English, Portuguese, and Cantonese) developed between laborers and new food emerged on the Hawaiian culinary landscape. Thus, we have the inspiration for our pop-up series – Hawaii: A Culinary Crossroads.

My connection to Hawaii is deeply personal and spans back to my grandparents' migrating to Hawaii from the Philippines before and after World War II. Growing up, I spent nearly every summer with my grandparents in Hawaii. It was there I got my start in cooking by shadowing my grandparents in the kitchen. Under their wing I learned to make traditional Filipino dishes from my grandparents’ provinces. During these summers I also developed tastes for local Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Native Hawaiian dishes from lau lau, chicken katsu, to meat jhun, and to cold ginger chicken (just to name a few). I’ve spent my life making and personalizing these dishes, at first to eat, and then as the years went by, to share.

We are honored to have Lanai Tabura as part of the event. As we present each course, he will be sharing the detailed history of the different cultural influences that the immigrants had on Hawaiian-style food.

With this special pop-up series, we invite you to continue a tradition of sharing culture and memory at the dinner table. Please join us for a sentimental meal, libations, and great company.

About Lanai (www.lanaitabura.com/)

Hailing from the tiny island of Lanai Hawaii, and a graduate of Lanai High School, this DJ, Comedian, TV host and Actor has done it all!

Currently Lanai host’s Cooking Hawaiian Style in its 6th season, a tv show that air’s in 7 countries on the Lifestyle Network, Direct TV and Time Warner Cable.

Lanai is no stranger to international and local TV shows Food Networks Great Food Truck Race, co-host with Anthony Bourdain’s NO Reservations, Jake and the Fat Man, Da Braddah’s, Baywatch Hawaii, and commercials such as: Meadow Gold, Zippys, Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union and more. Most recently he played Jake in season 6 of Hawaii 5-0.

He has been touring the mainland doing stand up comedy openings for Henry Kapono, Andy Bumatai, Augie Tulba, Wayne Brady and Damon Wayans to name a few.

As a 25- year radio veteran, Lanai co-created the Island 98.5 radio station, and currently is on air in Tokyo and Fukuoka Japan
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Hawaiian Thanksgiving feat. Lanai Tabura

November 18, 2017, 7:00pm - November 18, 2017, 11:00pm

Standard Menu $68 Drink pairings by Vineyard Gate: A glass of wine and sake' will be provided by Vineyard Gate Selections. Additional beverages will be available for purchase. Ahi Poke': Wild-caugh...

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Book a 4 or more seats and use the code "FEASTANDFRIENDS" at checkout for any of our upcoming events and save $80. This awesome promotion expires November 21st. ... See MoreSee Less

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For those in Hawaii that didn't catch Ramen Yokocho last night, here are the upcoming times that it will be replayed on Spectrum OC16:

-Tuesday, November 14 at 10:00pm
-Thursday, November 16 at 7:30pm
-Saturday, November 18 at 12:30pm
-Monday, November 20 at 7:00am
-Tuesday, November 21 at 7:00pm
-Wednesday, November 22 at 11:00am
-Friday, November 24 at 9:00pm
-Saturday, November 25 at 7:00am
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What's your favorite noodle? Tune in to Ramen Yokocho tonight on Spectrum OC16!. Lanai Tabura #spectrumoc16

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