SOURCE: Blue Ocean Mariculture
KONA, HI--(Marketwire - Aug 15, 2012) - Blue Ocean Mariculture (www.bofish.com), the producer of the sustainable, premium, sashimi-grade Hawaiian Kampachi™ grown in the offshore waters of Kona, today announced that its fish will be featured in tantalizing creations selected by numerous top chefs at the upcoming Second Annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival September 6-9 in Honolulu. The Festival, with four signature events and over 60 internationally acclaimed master chefs, will highlight Hawaiian Kampachi™ in five delectable dishes created by top chefs from around the country and the world.
The Hawaiian Kampachi™ will be used in dishes in all four of the signature events as well as a daily event. Chef Alan Wong will be preparing the fish to "wow" the food lovers who have paid $1000 for a lavish seven-course meal as part of the Second Annual Halekulani Master Chefs Gala Series: Chefs Who Have Cooked for Presidents and Royalty. He will prepare a dish featuring Hawaiian Kampachi™, ahi and chiso vinegar.
Other Festival dishes featuring this rich-tasting and firm-textured delicacy include:
- New-style Sashimi Flashed with Curry Oil and Tartare of Local Vegetables
Chef Ming Tsai -- Blue Ginger, Wellesley, MA
Get Wild and Raw in Hawai'i with Masaharu Morimoto and Ming Tsai where the two chefs will present a live cooking demonstration of fresh Hawaii fish
- Firecracker Big-eye Ahi and Hawaiian Kampachi™ Poke
Chef Colin Hazama -- Sheraton, Wai'kiki
Mix with the Masters: Hawaii in a Bowl where Chef Colin Hazama will use the fish in steaming bowls of poi, pho, poke and more
- Dried Kelp Wrapped Hawaiian Kampachi™ With Tropical Hawaiian Sauce
Chef Hiroyuki Sakai -- La Rochelle, Japan
Cuisines of the Stars: A Magical Journey of Food & Culture -- the finale event where world-renowned chefs will create a culinary tour of ethnic foods from around the world using local products infused with distinctive flavors, spices and ingredients
- Hawaiian Kampachi™ Tostada with Kimchi and Chipotle Mayo
Chef Ken Oringer -- Toro, Boston
From Farm to Table: A Makahiki Festival -- a third-evening event showcasing Hawaii's sustainable future with celebrity chefs who promote 'farm to table' sustainable sourcing and cooking practices
- Seared Hawaiian Kampachi™ with chunky avocado, pickled ginger crème fraiche, citrus soy
Chef Scott Toner -- The MODERN, Honolulu
Enter the MODERN Dragon: Morimoto & Friends -- the kick-off event led by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto will showcase foods prepared by some of the most esteemed international chefs from Asia and the Pacific
"Blue Ocean Mariculture is producing consistent and reliable supply of Hawaiian Kampachi™. This top grade, high quality 'Made in the USA' fish is ideal for starter and entrée presentations and is served at the best sushi and 'white tablecloth' restaurants throughout the U.S. We are delighted to be participating in this wonderful food festival highlighting the best of Hawaiian products and produce," said Todd Madsen, President, Blue Ocean Mariculture.
Blue Ocean recently announced it had completed the acquisition of the hatchery and offshore mariculture assets of Kona Blue Water Farms. This was the final step in Blue Ocean Mariculture's transition to becoming the exclusive producer of Hawaiian Kampachi™.
For more information about the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival, visit http://www.hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com
About Blue Ocean Mariculture
Blue Ocean Mariculture is the exclusive producer of Hawaiian Kampachi™ (Seriola rivoliana). Blue Ocean is dedicated to the sustainable and responsible production of marine finfish in Hawaii. Operating along the Kona coast, Blue Ocean manages all aspects of its product's life cycle to ensure the highest quality and least environmental impact. For more information, please visit www.bofish.com.