Tonight we all get to watch the Oscars and we can’t help but to think about one of our favorite kids movies from last year, Disney’s Moana. We were so lucky to do two different events for the creators and cast when the hit movie premiered!
After the 400 person screening, which included Polynesian dance troop and a delicious dessert station, we were invited back to do a formal dinner for the cast at the Disney Lot by the movie’s heads Osnat Shurer and John Lasseter. Attendees, including Dwayne Johnson and Moana herself, Auli’I Cravalho, were greeted by glasses filled with Lasseter Family Winery Chemin de Fer Red Wine & Cakebread Chardonnay, before heading into a screening of the movie.
After the film concluded, the real party began. Passed appetizers kicked off our Polynesian theme meal. Guests dined on Seared Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes with Jalapeno Lime Cream and BBQ Scented Chicken served on a Plantain Chip topped with Mango Salsa. Our Polynesian salads were followed by Black Cod Filet or Braised Short Ribs. The sweet ending concluded with a tropical Dole Whip Cake with Coconut-Pineapple Ice Cream.
What a beautiful evening! With a little Disney magic, a real life Princess, and wish upon a star, this was a night to remember.
See you at the dinner table,
Seared Vegetable Pot Stickers | Creamy Soy-Ginger Drizzle
BBQ Scented Chicken | Plantain Chip | Mango Salsa
Seared Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes | Jalapeno Lime Cream
Polynesian Iceberg-Little Cabbage Salad | Manga | Jicama | Cucumber | Red Onion | Sweet Bell Pepper | Pineapple Honey Dressing
Soya Honey Marinated Black Cod Filet | Snow Peas | Coconut Rice
Slow Braised Short Ribs | Roasted Butternut Squash | Yukon Gold Potatoes | Coconut-Curry Sauce
Spicy Honey-Garlic Roasted Cauliflower | Marinated Rice Noodles | Ohana Green Beans | Garlic
Dole Whip Cake | Condensed Sweet Cream Frosting | Coconut-Pineapple Ice Cream