The Good Table at SOUL Restaurant

October 8th, 2010
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Last night, Rick Nakama and his wife Kelli invited wifey and I to SOUL Restaurant for dinner. This wasn't just any dinner though... it was a dinner to benefit Lanakila Pacific's Meals on Wheels' annual "The Good Table" event which involved over 50 participating restaurants striving for one common goal: To end senior hunger.

At precisely 6pm, guests at each participating restaurant got to chow down on some mean off-the-menu specials in the name of charity. Us social media heads even got to upload our photos directly to Lanakila Pacific's flickr stream and hashtag our tweets using the uber-trending #GoodTable.

Here are the sights - from our perspective - last night at SOUL...

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The centerpiece accent from Lanakila Pacific (and Kelli hiding)

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Rick and I excited to eat at our Good Table (Photo Credit: Rick Nakama)

(notice Rick showcasing the IntelliGo for us at Oceanic? 8) )

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A plantain dish came out first

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Kukui Sausage Chorizo and North Shore Farms Black Bean Nachos with Local Sweet Corn & Asiago Cream

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Chef/Owner Sean Preister showed us some of the beans he used in our dishes

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Chef Mack Maryland Crab Cake with Manoa Pomelo

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Haricot Verts Salad with Naked Cow Dairy Feta and Citronette

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Group shot (wifey, me, Kelli & Rick)

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Seared Olomana farms Tilapia with Jeanne Vana Heirloom Beans & Sweet Potato Hash with Sofrito & Kukui Spicy Portuguese Sausage

Side note: Rick is not much of a cooked fish fan, but this dish was a winnah for him. See how much so below...

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Rick is all smiles enjoying his Tilapia

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Pork Tenderloin with Lomi Lomi Sweet local Tomatoes, Manchego-Serrano "Mac-n-Cheese" Orzo and Waialua Braised Greens

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Kelli and Rick with their Pork Tenderloin (Photo Credit: Kelli Nakama)

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Wifey and I with with our Pork Tenderloin (Photo Credit: Rick Nakama)

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Dessert: Panna Cotta with Local Sunrise Papaya and Honey (Photo Credit: Rick Nakama)

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Kelli enjoying her Panna Cotta

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Rick (@RickNakama), Chef Sean Priester (@PacificSoul) and me (@worldwideed)

A big mahalo to Rick and Kelli Nakama for letting us join you for such a scrumptious, and unforgettable dinner. A hearty thank you to Chef Sean Priester (and the SOUL Restaurant staffers) for working overtime, cooking up a storm for us. Thank you also to all of the other participating restaurants and tireless volunteers for helping to put on this wonderful event. Lastly, big ups to Lanakila Pacific and their Meals on Wheels and The Good Table programs. It's selfless giving from organizations like you who make this world a better place for those in need. Mahalo!

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Have a great VH07V Friday and weekend everyone! See y'all next week! :)

11 Responses to “The Good Table at SOUL Restaurant”

  1. kuya.d:

    That's the goods right there!!! Way to support Lanakila Meals on Wheels.


  2. snow:

    looks great! what a wonderful way to support a worthy cause!


  3. Rosette:

    yummy


  4. The Good Table: Wow! | Inside Lanakila Pacific:

    [...] And here’s one also posted this morning in the Star Advertiser site by Ed Sugimoto, aka Worldwide Ed. [...]


  5. Rick Nakama:

    That was an awesome dinner! Thanks for joining us and helping to spread the word about Lanakila Pacific Meals on Wheels!

    Also a big thanks to Chef Sean and his crew at Soul for that very special dinner! I don't think I've ever had so many courses outside of a Chinese restaurant! ;)


  6. NeedaHobby:

    Everything looks delicious! Sounds like a great cause too ;)


  7. Kage:

    FOOD!

    looks ono.


  8. M:

    Howzit Ed!

    I got to check it out. It's in my part of town.


  9. World Wide Ed:

    * 1.kuya.d:
    That's the goods right there!!! Way to support Lanakila Meals on Wheels.

    Mahaloz dewz! Was good fun! You should fly over for next year. ;)

    * 2.snow:
    looks great! what a wonderful way to support a worthy cause!

    I hear ya Informer! What a great idea. Good to see all those in the community come together too!

    * 3.Rosette:
    yummy

    Word Rosey! Word!

    * 5.Rick Nakama:
    That was an awesome dinner! Thanks for joining us and helping to spread the word about Lanakila Pacific Meals on Wheels!

    No worries. Thank YOU for the invite! Had a blast!

    * 6.NeedaHobby:
    Everything looks delicious! Sounds like a great cause too

    Sure was. I was soooo glad/proud to be invited to be a part of it. :)

    * 7.Kage:
    FOOD!

    looks ono.

    Fooood! :)

    * 8.M:
    Howzit Ed!

    I got to check it out. It's in my part of town.

    Sweet! Let us know what you think emmz! :)


  10. HNL2LAS:

    OMG it all looked soooo guuud! Whoo hooo! Bonus that it was for Lanakila!


  11. World Wide Ed:

    * 10.HNL2LAS:
    OMG it all looked soooo guuud! Whoo hooo! Bonus that it was for Lanakila!

    Yessir! Er, ma'am! Nah, it was all for a good cause. That was the main thing H2L. :)