In an exciting announcement, Halekulani, the renowned oceanfront luxury hotel situated in the vibrant Waikiki district, has revealed an extraordinary culinary event in partnership with The Imperial Hotel Tokyo. Set to take place on September 13th and 14th, 2023, this exclusive collaboration will unfold at La Mer, Hawaii’s esteemed AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star restaurant.
Bringing together the culinary talents of two esteemed properties, guests will have the opportunity to indulge in a remarkable five-course tasting menu meticulously crafted by the acclaimed Thierry Voisin, Chef du Cuisine of Les Saisons at The Imperial Hotel Tokyo, and Alexandre Trancher, the accomplished Executive Chef of La Mer at Halekulani. Prepare for a truly unforgettable gastronomic experience as these culinary visionaries present their signature dishes, showcasing their unparalleled expertise and innovative approach to fine dining.
“We are delighted to partner with the legendary Imperial Hotel Tokyo to offer guests a sensational dining experience they cannot find anywhere else in the islands,” said Davide Barnes, Hotel Manager of Halekulani. “Our perfectly aligned visions allow us to continue to deliver unmatched standards of excellence while keeping the classical techniques of French cuisine.”
The special epicurean event will be offered exclusively at La Mer. Priced at $485 per person, the five-course menu will incorporate unique twists to classic French delicacies, featuring dishes such as such as Les Galets de Foie Gras de Canard de la Promenade des Anglais (Promenade des Anglais Duck Foie Gras Pebbles), Filet de Bœuf, Celeri-Rave Braise a la Truffle Jus de Bœuf (Filet Mignon, Braised Celery Root, Truffle Beef Jus) and for dessert, Boule de Meringue et Sorbet Cerise, Gelee de Cerise (Meringue Bowl, Cherry Sorbet, Cherry Gelee).
Chef Voisin began his culinary journey at 15 years of age in Tours, France, before serving under Gerard Boyer at Boyer Les Crayeres. After becoming head chef in 1995, he maintained the restaurant’s three Michelin Star status for nine years and joined Imperial Hotel Tokyo in 2005. He currently serves as the hotel’s chef du cuisine at Les Saisons.
Chef Trancher was born and raised in Paris, working in various esteemed restaurants such as the La Tour D’Argent in Paris and the Vardis Restaurant Athens Greece, where he served as executive chef, earning a Michelin Star for his culinary work. He brought his talents to La Mer at Halekulani and since 2012, has been instrumental in the continued success of the French culinary program.
About the hotel:
Halekulani, renowned as one of the world’s top independent luxury hotels since its reintroduction in 1984, has garnered over 500 prestigious awards. Following an extensive renovation, Halekulani has reopened its doors and now features exceptional establishments such as La Mer, Hawaii’s only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide 5-Star Restaurant, Orchids, House Without A Key, L’Aperitif, Lewers Lounge, Cattleya Wine Bar, SpaHalekulani, and the new Earl’s Pool Bar.
With a steadfast commitment to the arts and culture, Halekulani has been actively involved in the community through exclusive partnerships with Oahu’s iconic cultural venues for over two decades. Operated by the Hotels and Resorts of Halekulani, a brand management division of the Halekulani Corporation based in Honolulu, Halekulani also oversees the Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani. It proudly holds membership in The Leading Hotels of the World and shares an affiliation with Tokyo’s renowned Imperial Hotel.