Halekulani, the iconic oceanfront luxury hotel in the heart of Waikiki, today announces an exclusive culinary experience in collaboration with The Imperial Hotel Tokyo taking place on Sept. 13 and Sept. 14 at La Mer, Hawaii’s only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star restaurant. The two prestigious properties will feature a five-course tasting menu comprised of signature dishes prepared by Thierry Voisin, Chef du Cuisine of Les Saisons at Imperial Hotel Tokyo, and Alexandre Trancher, Executive Chef of La Mer at Halekulani.

Halekulani Collaborates with Imperial Hotel Tokyo for Exclusive Culinary Events

“We are delighted to partner with the legendary Imperial Hotel Tokyo to offer guests a sensational dining experience they cannot find anywhere else in the islands,” said Davide Barnes, Hotel Manager of Halekulani. “Our perfectly aligned visions allow us to continue to deliver unmatched standards of excellence while keeping the classical techniques of French cuisine.”


The special epicurean event will be offered exclusively at La Mer. Priced at $485 per person, the five-course menu will incorporate unique twists to classic French delicacies, featuring dishes such as such as Les Galets de Foie Gras de Canard de la Promenade des Anglais (Promenade des Anglais Duck Foie Gras Pebbles), Filet de Bœuf, Celeri-Rave Braise a la Truffle Jus de Bœuf (Filet Mignon, Braised Celery Root, Truffle Beef Jus) and for dessert, Boule de Meringue et Sorbet Cerise, Gelee de Cerise (Meringue Bowl, Cherry Sorbet, Cherry Gelee).                                                                                                                                                 


Chef Voisin began his culinary journey at 15 years of age in Tours, France, before serving under Gerard Boyer at Boyer Les Crayeres. After becoming head chef in 1995, he maintained the restaurant’s three Michelin Star status for nine years and joined Imperial Hotel Tokyo in 2005. He currently serves as the hotel’s chef du cuisine at Les Saisons.

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Chef Trancher was born and raised in Paris, working in various esteemed restaurants such as the La Tour D’Argent in Paris and the Vardis Restaurant Athens Greece, where he served as executive chef, earning a Michelin Star for his culinary work. He brought his talents to La Mer at Halekulani and since 2012, has been instrumental in the continued success of the French culinary program.


For more information or to reserve a table, please contact Halekulani at (808) 518-2019.