Hey, mango lovers. Here’s everything you need to know about Mangoes at the Moana and about the upcoming recipe contest. Dust off your best mango recipes — or your most beautiful and delicious homemade mangoes so you can win cool prizes.
The Second Annual Mangoes at the Moana Recipe Contest celebrating Island-grown mangoes will be held on August 7th in the Ballroom of the Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort and Spa’s Tower Wing, (take escalator to third floor).
Our event was so successful and so much fun last year we have expanded the size of the venue and the number of entry categories and have given entrants more time for set-up. And this year, looks DO count.
During and after the recipe contest, there will be mango tasting, mango seminars, cooking demonstrations, entertainment, plate lunches for sale (or try the Moana’s Afternoon Tea service).? Events are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
You may register online or download or print out a registration form from the www.moana-surfrider.com web site and either mail, e-mail or fax it.
?Mail to: Attn: Audrey Kamiya c/o the Beachhouse, 2365 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815 ?E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org?Fax: Attn: Audrey Kamiya – 924-4748 on or before 5 p.m. Aug. 6. Or you can register on the morning of August 7th from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on the third floor Ballroom. By pre-registering, you help us prepare for the number of contestants but it is not required.?Information: Ask for the Concierge Desk at 922-3111?
?Doors open for registration and set-up from 7:30 a.m. All food must be prepared for presentation to the judges by 9 a.m. Photography and judging follows (entrants and audience will be excluded from the room for a short period), with judges’ tasting, awards presentation and nibbling (first come-first served) afterwards. Entrants can watch the judging or take a break during judging and attend one of the seminars, but they must be present to win; award presentation is scheduled from 11:30 to 12:00 noon.?
?Entrant must be present to win.?You may enter only once (only one category).?• No Moana Surfrider or Westin employees may enter.?• Entrants release rights for recipes to be published in local media and online.?• Recipes are meant to be made with local mangoes (specify variety, if important).?• Registration forms are required and must certify that the recipe is your own creation or give proper credit to the recipe’s original source (magazine, Web site, Grandma, whatever).?You must provide two (preferably typewritten) copies of their recipe to be stapled to the registration form. Put your name and contact number on every page of the recipe and the registration form.?
Entrants are asked to provide two batches of the recipe:
One, in “full dress,” to be photographed and divided among the judges (judges need very small servings; a total of 15 “bites” altogether)
The second batch is for tasting by the public on a first-come, first-served basis after judging?
Entrants must bring their own serving platters or bowls, garnishes, presentation flourishes and serving utensils. The hotel will provide disposable plates, napkins, eating utensils.?If a recipe such as a sauce or salsa requires an accompaniment (crackers, bread sticks, chips, etc.), the entrant is responsible for bringing these.?
Recipes will be judged on the following:
-Presentation (5 points)
-Flavor/texture/mouth experience (6 points)
-Originality and use of mangoes (4 points)?
First, second and third place winners will be recognized in each category and an overall winner will be chosen by judges’ consensus from among the four. Top prizes include a hotel stay, a spa treatment for two, gift certificates and copies of Wanda Adams’ cookbooks.?
— Pies (including tarts, pastries, turnovers, cobblers, crisps, cookies and bar cookies)
?— Breads (including quick or yeast breads, scones, biscuits, lavosh, flatbreads, pizza)
?— Cakes (including muffins, cupcakes, cheesecakes)?
— Mixed plate (including jams, jellies, puddings, pickles, sauces, salsas, chutneys, preserved fruit)?
BEST MANGO CONTEST
In addition, grower Mark Suiso is coordinating a Best Mango judging contest. Bring one of your very best home-grown whole mangoes to be judged by growing experts. Display and judging will be on the third-floor Tower Wing Parlor Room at the same time as the recipe contest; 7:30 a.m. registration.
Judging is based on:
-Flavor (35 points)
-Texture (20 points)
-Skin Color (15 points)
-Aroma (10 points)
-Flesh Color (10 points)
-Proportion of Flesh to Seed (10points)??
Please print out a registration form from the www.moana-surfrider.com web site and either mail, e-mail or fax it. ?
Mail to: Attn: Audrey Kamiya c/o the Beachhouse, 2365 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815
?Fax: Attn: Audrey Kamiya – 924-4748?Or you can register on the morning of August 7th from 7:30 a.m. on the third floor Ballroom.
$6.00 validated parking for four hours while dining at the Beach Bar and Snack Shop ($5.00 per hr. thereafter)
Four-hour free parking while dining at the Beachhouse/Veranda ($5.00 per hr. thereafter)