The Ultimate Ocean Cocktail Showdown!
WHEN: APRIL 11, 2015 FROM 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
WHERE: SHERATON MAUI RESORT & SPA, KAANAPALI, MAUI
WHY: To benefit WHALETRUST.ORG, Women Helping Women, and other fabulous Maui non-profit organizations!
The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa and OCEAN Organic Vodka have partnered together to find the Ultimate OCEAN Cocktail with a national and statewide recipe contest. Recipe submissions have been pouring in over the last two months from across the state and United States. Five finalists from the State of Hawaii and one finalist representing the other 49 states will face off in the Ultimate Cocktail Showdown on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa’s Ocean Lawn.
The Ultimate OCEAN Showdown features the top six finalist cocktails selected from hundreds of entries. Each finalist is paired with a celebrity chef as well as a Maui-based non-profit organization. Guests along with a panel of judges will be asked to vote for their favorite cocktail as well as “best food pairing”. Following the theme of Table to Farm, each chef will create a dish to pair with the finalist cocktail. The winning cocktail recipe will be named Ultimate OCEAN Cocktail and will be featured on the menus of Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa for one year with a portion of proceeds from the sale of the cocktail being donated to the paired Maui-based non-profit organization throughout the year.
Celebrity chefs participating in the event include Lee Ann Wong from Koko Head Café in Kaimuki Oahu, Shawn Gavin from the St. Regis Princeville Kauai, Sheldon Simeon from Migrant in Wailea Maui, Hank Adaniya from Hank’s Haute Dogs in Kaka‘ako Oahu, Will Chen From HiFreshBox in Manoa Oahu and Andrew Le from The Pig and the Lady in Honolulu Oahu. Entertainment for the evening will include a performance by CrazyFingers. Event ticket holders will have free entry to the Afterparty at Black Rock Lounge.
Tickets are on sale now for $40 per person ($45 day of) when purchased online at OceanVodka.com or by calling (808) 550-8457. $25 of each ticket sale will be donated to six Maui based non-profit organizations including: Hui O Wa‘a Kaulua, Women Helping Women, Make-A-Wish Hawaii, Grow Some Good, Imua Family Services, and Whale Trust.
I hope you’ll join me in supporting these local non-profits at this fun oceanside event!