Chef Ronnie Nasuti featured in Showcase Dinner

Wai-TIKI Comes to Leeward

Leeward Community College
Kathleen R Cabral, (808) 455-0524
Director of Marketing, Chancellor's Office
Posted: Oct 13, 2014

Chef Ronnie Nasuti
Chef Ronnie Nasuti

Chef Ronnie Nasuti of the award-winning Tiki’s Grill & Bar joins the students of Leeward Community College's Culinary Arts program for a special Chef Showcase Dinner on Friday, November 7 at The Pearl. 

The Chef Showcase Dinner is offered once each semester, providing Leeward Culinary students the chance to work along side guest chefs and learn directly from Hawaii's finest.  The event is open to the community.

The Menu:

New Zealand farmed King Salmon Crudo
Calamansi, Shiso Sea Asparagus Pistou, & Black Lava Salt
Birichino Malvasia Bianca

Kauai Shrimp & Day Boat Scallop Sphere
Big Island Avocado, Green Tea Blini, and & Uni Butter 
Domaine Skouras “Zoe” White Wine

Truffle Scented Polenta Stuffed Quail 
Hamakua Mushrooms, Nalo Tat Soi, & Roasted Grapes Pignoli
Domaine Fontsainte Corbieres

Island Steak & Eggs
Kulana Grass Fed Beef Tenderloin, Sumida Watercress Puree, Yukon Gold Potatoes, & Peterson Farm Sous Vide Egg
Cyriaque Rozier “Les Traverses de Fontanes”

Okinawan Sweet Potato Ice Cream with Waialua Coffee Tapioca

Coffee, Tea

COST: $70 without wine, $85 with wine

Seating from 6:00 p.m. 
Please call 455-0528 for information and reservations.

About the Chef
Executive Chef Ronnie Nasuti developed his skills at the Les Dames d’Escoffier Society and completed a culinary apprenticeship at the Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston.

When he first came to Hawaii, he worked at Horatio’s (now Kincaid’s), before moving to the former Roy’s Park Bistro location, learning every station including 24-hour room service and pastry.  He then went to the flagship restaurant in Hawaii Kai where he trained further under Chef/Founder Roy Yamaguchi, Corporate Chef/Partner Gordon Hopkins and Corporate Chef Hawaii Jacqueline Lau. Chef Ronnie went on to become Sous Chef at Roy’s Poipu Bar & Grill on Kauai, then Executive Chef at Roy’s Hawaii Kai after fulfilling an opportunity as the Executive Chef at Chez Michel in Honolulu.

After a proven record of successful and distinguished accomplishments, Chef Ronnie has chosen to hang his hat at Tiki’s Grill & Bar, steering this favorite destination for locals and visitors alike to a higher level of dining and excellence. Chef Ronnie, who believes in the farm-to-table movement, brings in island fresh produce, breads, local grass-fed beef and locally caught or raised fish every week. His delicious signature items and dinner specials that fuse Hawaiian/Pacific Island with American cuisine are the result of his dedication to the craft and cooking with locally grown and raised food.

A familiar face in Hawaii’s culinary scene, Chef Ronnie is a frequent guest on “Hawaiian Grown TV” and regularly represents Tiki’s at charitable events. An effective and motivational trainer from both the front and back of the house, Chef Ronnie continues to be inspired by working with the best chefs in the world.

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