Friends of Italy Society of Hawai'i is excited to invite you to our annual Festa di Natale at Vintage Cave Cafe, on Friday, December 14 from 6:30-9:30pm.
We're delighted to indulge in the incredible culinary delights of Chef de Cuisine Taiki Oda. Chef Taiki pays homage to his culinary training in Parma, Italy, with an Italian-inspired menu filled with classic specialties and modern twists. Chef Taiki was a featured chef in our Festa Italiana Passaporto Italiano VIP Experience.
Menu: Vintage Cave Cafe will serve a delicious 5-course menu.
- Passed Appetizers: Prosciutto & Grissini and Caprese
- Soup or Salad: choice of Ceasar Salad OR House Onion Soup*
- Pasta: Spaghetti Pomodoro
- Main: choice of Jidor Chicken with roasted potato and brussel sprouts in a Davolo sauce OR sauteed Fresh Fish with cheese risotto*
- Dessert: Tiramisu
*Kindly advise, courses requiring selections should be made when registering. This includes a request for vegetarian main course.
No-host bar: A full bar will offer for purchase beer, cocktails, wine, soft drinks, and coffee. Vintage Cave Cafe offers a selection of Italian Cocktails, Italian Liquers & Digestivos as well as a selection of Italian Wines.
Silent Auction: We're excited to offer a silent auction featuring wines, dining certificates and speciality items that we're having brought in from Italy.
Sapori Preferiti "Favorite Flavors" Gift Exchange: Get in the holiday spirit and join us for a fun gift exchange. If you'd like to participate, please bring your favorite (non-cooked/non-prepared) sweet or savory Italian food/ingredient item valued under $15. Examples might include: a jar of your favorite pasta sauce, a bag of your favorite Italian confectionery , pandoro, your favorite dry pasta, a jar of your favorite olive oil or balsamic, etc.
Suggested attire: Festive dress is encouraged! We recommend cocktail attire in reds, greens, golds and silvers.
Parking: Ample free parking is available at Ala Moana Center. Vintage Cave Cafe is located at Street Level 1, Ewa Wing and is adjacent to Famous Footwear and Bloomingdales. We recommend entering the mall at the Ala Moana Blvd. entrance just before Pi'ikoi Street or at the Pi'ikoi Street entrance near Foodland Farms.
- Members $70
- Non-Members $85
- Children ages 12 and under $25 (soup, salad, pasta, dessert and beverage)
NOTE TO MEMBERS:
If you prefer to pay by check, please mail your check to: PO BOX 1376, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817.
When registering non-members or you can select "Guest" in the registration path. To register children or another member, you will have to perform a separate transaction. For example, a member may register him/herself and unlimited non-member "guests," however, if that member wants to also register a member spouse/partner or a child, the member will need to conduct a separate registration for that member or child.
We look forward to celebrating the holiday season with our FOISOH members!