Ward Village launched it’s monthly Courtyard Brunch at the Ward Village Information Center Courtyard on April 12. The monthly event features farm to table ingredients paired with local chefs and farmers, as well as live entertainment. In addition to the brunch and cocktail options there are market stands where you can purchase fresh produce, meat and cheese from local farms.
The first installment was themed “Celebrating Women in Food” and showcased local chefs and some of Hawaii’s best high-end dining, such as MW Restaurant, Morimoto Waikiki and The Pig and the Lady. The brunch featured small plates from each of the restaurants, as well as samples from the local farms.
Eager to check out this new event, my friends and I enjoyed the Steak and Potatoes, Reuben, and SPAM dishes from MW Restaurant. We ended the day with desserts from Morimoto Waikiki, who offered tofu cheesecakes, one a refreshing passion fruit, the other a decadent chocolate. The portions were small, but the flavor was huge. It was a perfect day for this event, bright and sunny, with some nice trade winds to cool you down.