Kicking off the Festival, “Enter the MODERN Dragon: Morimoto and Friends” at The MODERN Honolulu will build on Hawaii’s unique location where East meets West. In Chinese Astrology, 2012 is the year of the Dragon – the most powerful and auspicious of the 12 animal signs, bringing high energy and prosperity. Once again led by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, “Enter the MODERN Dragon” will be a showcase of foods prepared by twelve of the most esteemed international chefs from Asia and the Pacific.
Chai Chaowasaree, Chai’s Island Bistro, Honolulu
Charles Phan, The Slanted Door, San Francisco
Edward Kwon, LAB XXIV, Seoul
Joanne Chang, Flour Bakery + Cafe, Myers + Chang, Boston