Kahilu Theatre and PA‘I Foundation Farm to Table will hold a Farm to Table benefit event on June 1 at Real Farm at Waikii Ranch, the home of Tim Bostock and Melanie Holt and their family. All the food – meats, dairy products and produce – will come from the farm.
Bostock is the director of Kahilu Theatre in Waimea, and Holt is the organic farmer who will oversees all the provisions for the afternoon meal that will be prepared by Honolulu chef Mark Noguchi.
Lamb, turkey and pork are on the menu, all raised on the farm. An extensive array of vegetables will be harvested including artichokes, asparagus, fennel, tomatoes, fava beans, mange-tout peas, cabbages, brussels sprouts, kale, sweet potato, carrot, lettuce, celery, Swiss chard, cucumber and eggplant. Meyer lemons, basil, rosemary, lavender, nasturtiums and borage will also make an appearance on the plate.
Daughter Jasmine “Jazzy” Bostock will be displaying cheeses made from fresh milk provided by Buttercup, the Jersey cow. Feta will likely be paired with beets in a salad and fresh eggs from the hens will also be incorporated into the meal.
Noguchi will be checking on the harvest the week before the event. Formerly with Kona Village, “Gooch” is known for his commitment to using locally grown food products in his menus.
In addition to the fine spread of fresh and tasty food, there will be entertainment by Komakakino and Hamajang. Guests will be seated on the lawn under a tent with outstanding views of Mauna Kea and the Kohala Coast. VIP tickets include special seating, a champagne and chef’s selected pupu menu, meet and greet with Chef “Gooch, ” personal farm tour with Tim and Mel, and intimate reception with Robert Cazimero at the piano. Tables of 10 can be reserved.
The event will benefit Kahilu Theatre, Waimea town’s premier performing arts venue, and PA‘I Foundation, dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Hawaiian cultural traditions.
Tickets are $150 per person, $250 for VIP early admission. The event begins at 1 p.m. for VIP and 2 p.m. for all others at Waikii Ranch. For tickets, visit http://kahilutheatre.org/Showinfo/Farm-to-Table.