SOURCE: Park Lane Ala Moana

Park Lane Ala Moana

November 11, 2015 20:22 ET

Park Lane Ala Moana Welcomes Renowned French Laundry Chef Thomas Keller and His Signature Cuisine to Honolulu's Halekulani Hotel

HONOLULU, HI--(Marketwired - November 11, 2015) - Last evening, Park Lane Ala Moana hosted a private event with acclaimed three-star Michelin and James Beard Award-winning chef Thomas Keller, proprietor of Napa Valley's famous The French Laundry restaurant, owner of New York's Per Se Restaurant and founder of the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group. The event took place at the award-winning La Mer restaurant in the iconic Halekulani Hotel, and marked Chef Keller's first and as-yet only headlining culinary appearance in Hawaii -- and one guests will not soon forget.

"We were honored to bring an event of this caliber to Hawaii for our residents. We plan to host more unique events like these to connect the Park Lane Ala Moana community during development, giving them a glimpse of Hawaii's premier condominium concierge services and the lifestyle it will provide," said Ian MacNaughton, Managing Partner of local development firm The MacNaughton Group.

"Chef Keller is internationally known for his visionary work in the culinary arts," said Patrick Kobayashi, Partner, President and CEO of Hawaii-based Kobayashi Group. "We were thrilled to welcome Chef Keller to our shores to kick off our ongoing signature chef series."

One-hundred guests enjoyed menu items including California White Sturgeon Caviar, Carnaroli Risotto Biologico, Alaskan King Crab Zingara and Snake River Farms Calotte De Boeuf. For dessert, guests were served Blood Orange Sorbet, Chocolate Bombe, and Mignardises. All guests were presented with a signed copy of The French Laundry Cookbook and a copy of the night's menu to serve as a memento.

The event marks the first in an ongoing Signature Chef Event series hosted by Park Lane Ala Moana developers: The MacNaughton Group, Kobayashi Group and BlackSand Capital in conjunction with Ala Moana Center owner General Growth Properties. The events are designed to honor Park Lane Ala Moana's owners and their guests and last night's was held in cooperation with esteemed Halekulani Executive Chef Vikram Garg.

About Thomas Keller

Thomas Keller's esteemed collection of restaurants has set a new paradigm within the hospitality profession. He is the first and only American-born chef to hold multiple three-star ratings from the prestigious Michelin Guide and the first American male chef to be designated a Chevalier of The French Legion of Honor, the highest decoration in France. He has received countless accolades, including The Culinary Institute of America's "Chef of the Year" Award and the James Beard Foundation's "Outstanding Chef" and "Outstanding Restaurateur" Awards.

About Halekulani

Since its inception in 1984 as one of the world's finest independent luxury hotels, Halekulani has received more than 500 accolades, awards and honoraria. The property is one of The World's Best Hotels on Condé Nast Traveler's 2015 Gold List and was voted Best Hotel on Oahu in Travel + Leisure's 500 World's Best Hotels for 2015. Halekulani is home to SpaHalekulani, House without a Key, Lewers Lounge, Orchids and La Mer, Hawaii's longest, consecutively ranked AAA 5 Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Restaurant.

About Park Lane Ala Moana

Park Lane Ala Moana is Hawaii's premier luxury condominium community. Located on Ala Moana Blvd. Park Lane features resort-style services and amenities and exclusive direct access to Ala Moana Center. Park Lane is developed by AMX Partners, which includes Hawaii developers The MacNaughton Group, Kobayashi Group and BlackSand Capital in conjunction with Ala Moana Center owner General Growth Properties.

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