I attended a wonderful dinner on January 22 to benefit the American Red Cross Haitian Relief effort at Original Roy's Restaurant in Hawaii Kai. Two things made this benefit special. The first was that the dinner was on the honor system, we made a donation that we felt fitting for the dinner. Secondly this was the ultimate tweet up. This dinner was sold out (2 nights) pretty much by twitter word of mouth. @NEENZ, the Chief Evangelist of Alltop spear headed getting Hawaii twitter population to come out and show support.
At our table we had @GyspsyRaven. @13379lad180r and wife, @NEENZ, @noe808, @NctrnlBst and my husband Moumen.
@RoysRoy prepared a Haitian inspired menu.
The Haitian Style Conch Ceviche was really good. It had a nice Jalapeno kick and lime acidity.
Caribbean Style Chicken with Nalo Greens. This dish had us stumped at first. We thought the topping garnish was fried ogo (seaweed) later @GypsyRaven figured out it was sweet potato. It did get us thinking, what would fried ogo taste like? I liked the lemon garnish.
It was a fun night for a good cause. Please make a donation to help those in need in Haiti. They have a long, rough time ahead of them but I hope they will be able to rebuild their lives.