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A First TASTE
Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
TASTE CELEBRATES ITS GRAND OPENING AND FUND OUR FURNITURE EVENT
Taste's official Grand Opening and Fund Our Furniture Event will be held on October 27, 2012 @ 6p
SHARE THE TABLE WITH: CHEF MARK 'GOOCH' NOGUCHI, CHEF SEAN PRIESTER, PIG AND THE LADY AND SWEETBREADS
TICKETS INCLUDE TASTY NIBBLES FROM THE EVENINGS FEATURED CHEF'S AND COMPLIMENTARY LIBATIONS
Come celebrate and support Kaka'ako's newest innovative food venue- TASTE. TASTE’s trio of young business collaborators include Street Grindz creators of Eat the Street, Poni and Brandon Askew; Under My Umbrella, owned and operated by Amanda Corby and Pili Hawaii, a food group recently co-founded by Chef “Gooch” and Corby. The diversity of this crew's talent offers a powerful yet well balanced plate of goodness.
To celebrate the evening, Chef Gooch will be sharing the kitchen with Pig and the Lady and Sweetbreads.
Get a taste of what is to come, enjoy good food and good conversation all while serving as a MOST APPRECIATED source of SUPPORT to our new and exciting business concept.
Help us fund the furniture for our new food venue! TASTE humbly asks for your support and invites you to explore ways to further support our venture. As part of the evening's festivities visit our 'Fund Bar' where you will be able to make pledges toward a stool, freezer, fridge and other items to get the space up and running.
MORE INFO ON TASTE:
A new addition to the booming Kaka`ako district aims to create a new table that flips the traditional restaurant model upside down. It’s not a restaurant, it’s not quite a pop-up, it’s more of a venue for everything food. TASTE, Hawaii’s first “Food Venue” is set to open on October 27th @ 6p. TASTE will be under the direct supervision of Chef Mark “Gooch” Noguchi. TASTE’s trio of young business collaborators include Street Grindz creators of Eat the Street, Poni and Brandon Askew; Under My Umbrella, owned and operated by Amanda Corby and Pili Hawaii, a food group recently co-founded by Chef “Gooch” and Corby. The diversity of this crews talent offers a powerful yet well balanced plate
TASTE’s daily breakfast and lunch menu will feature many of the familiar faces eaters are used to seeing from a lunch truck window or at Eat the Street. During the day expect to find a delicious mix of popular food truck owners, street food vendors and pop up restaurants serving up their own twist on fast, affordable, fresh food.
“This is a great opportunity for Hawaii’s food entrepreneurs to have a chance at operating a brick and mortar space without all the risks involved in opening up one of their own” says Poni Askew. Our goals to provide them with a space and the training and knowledge needed to survive in this tough industry.
TASTE will feature a combination of in-house special series meals created by Chef Gooch intermixed with pop-up meals created by guest Chefs. For dinner, think a restaurant turned dinner party. Dinner will be served five days a week (Monday- Sat.) with a fixed menu that will change each day. The menu changes, the chef changes and sometimes so will the furniture.
Most always, there will be a set menu, pre-purchased reservations and an intimate group of diners sampling the featured chef’s latest experiment. Chefs already in line to fill the space include Leanne Wong of Food Network’s ‘Unique Eats’, Miso and Ale, and Pig and the Lady.
On the surface, TASTE is a “Food Venue” most easily explained as a permanent pop-up, just simpler because it’s always in the same location. In addition to the eclectic menu, TASTE will also be an open resource and hub to aspiring and ambitious food entrepreneurs
TASTE will offer cooking classes, Chef demos, tastings and culinary specific skills training. From workshops such as small-business insurance practices to marketing and sanitation skills, Taste will provide continued education for those interested in legitimizing their food businesses.
“Pop-ups” often get the reputation of representing creative-minds flying under the radar to avoid legal responsibilities and costly fees, but through TASTE, we want to help people interested in the culinary world educate themselves and one another before going all in,” says Corby.
Taste is slotted for their official Grand Opening on October 27, 2012. To celebrate the evening Chef Mark Noguchi will be serving up a delighful nibbles along with peers from Chef Sean Priester, Pig and the Lady and Sweetbreads. A limited amount of tickets will be available for $45 and can be purchase on their website. For Taste’s hours, food calendar and future events visit www.tastetable.com. You can also follow them @tastetable on Twitter and Facebook. Taste is located at 667 Auahi St in Kaka’ako next to Whole Ox Deli.