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A Beautiful Evening in Waikiki at
Chef James Aptkin
Chef James Aptkin is a Chef by trade and philantropist at heart. With 24 years of experience, Chef James worked at various restaurants throughout Miami, and then became a proud member of the US Navy, cooking meals for 6,000 crew members. He attended two top schools - California Culinary Academy and Culinary Institute of America. He is classically trained in French cuisine and has also mastered Hawaiian and Pan Asian. He approaches food as art with his intrinsic flair for innovation and consisten drive of achieving the highest level of passion for food.
He has prestigiously acclaimed the first place title for Food Network's Challenge 'Big Bash Caterers', he has own successful sauce line on Home Shopping Network and was also featured on Travel Channel's 'Taste of America'. Chef James is the co-creator of "Chefs for Charity" where he is able to use his talent to raise awaremenss and money for American Cancer Society, Food Bank, Child Haven and other national grooups. Chef James continues to create community relations to help make a difference by bringing people together through their bellies.
Menu (Plated) with Wine Pairings
Fried Shimp Chip with Hamachi, Fried Shallots, Thai Basil and Thai Mustard Essence
Tom Yum Soup Shots
Chicarone, Shrimp, Trumpet Mushrooms and Mirco Greens Shooter, Chased with Tom Yum Soup
**Wine Pairing: Aguinas Pinot Noir
Ahi Salad, Cucumber Poke
Assorted Rolls & Butter
**Wine Pairing: Joel Gott Sauvignon Blank
Sesame Chicken with Farm Fresh Vegetables and Coconut Basmatti Rice
**Wine Pairing: Valley of the Moon Chardonnay, Sonoma Valley, CA
Grilled Pineapple Cobbler with Coconut Ice Cream
Starbucks Regular & Decaffeinated Coffee
Assorted Premium Hot Tea