Halekulani Hotel to host Japan fundraiser featuring Chef Nobu

HONOLULU Halekulani Hotel and Nobu Waikiki are joining to present three of the most highly acclaimed chefs in a culinary benefit for Japan next month at the hotel.

Halekulani Executive Chef Vikram Garg—visionary of beyond-ethnic “universal cuisine”—along with legendary Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and haute Chinese cuisine expert Chef Yuji Wakiya will collaborate on the benefit event April 21.

“We are sensitive to the situation in Japan and wish to show our solidarity with a country with whom we share deep cultural, political and economic ties, not to mention countless personal bonds of friendship and respect,” says Peter Shaindlin, chief operating officer of Halekulani Corp.

Donations are US$95 per person (additional donations are welcome). For reservations, call +1-808-931-5040. All proceeds will go toward the statewide initiative “Aloha for Japan,” with Japan-America Society of Hawaii as the designated recipient benefitting the Japanese Red Cross Society.