Duck, Duck, Goose and Amor: A Tribute to Ed Morita

Event Date:

Sunday, November 15, 2020


La Vie at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach

383 Kalaimoku St.. Honolulu, HI 96815

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival celebrates the life of Ed Morita, a chef and dear friend, with a tribute dinner and nod to foie gras. La Vie, which means “the life” in French, appropriately describes Ed, a pastry chef, author, photographer and culinary activist. Chef Michael Ginor of Lola in New York, along with Shaymus Alwin, executive chef of La Vie by G. Lion, collaborate to present a refined, modern approach to French cuisine. With stunning views from La Vie’s open air dining room, guests will experience a thoughtfully-crafted menu to feature organic foie gras and Moulard duck from Hudson Valley Foie Gras in Ferndale, NY, which boasts the 1993 Gold Merit Award from Chefs in America, the 1996 Award for Excellence from The James Beard Foundation, and the 1998 Award of Excellence from the American Tasting Institute.

Per government mandate, HFWF and the restaurant must cease the service and consumption of liquor at or before 10 P.M. Seating arrangements are also subject to government mandate. If the dine-in restrictions have not been lifted, ticket buyers will be notified via-email with an option for a full refund or ticket exchange based on availability.

Important Information:

    • Social distancing guidelines will be implemented.
    • Tickets are sold separately by table, you may purchase multiple tables but the tables cannot be combined.
    • The number of guests may not exceed the number of seats available per table.
    • Ticket price is inclusive of taxes, fees and gratuity.
    • No one under the age of 21, including children in strollers accompanied by their parents, will be admitted to Festival events, unless noted otherwise.
    • All sales are final. All events, prices, performances, venues, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Should the event(s) be cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances, including COVID-19, HFWF will offer a range options, including ticket exchanges, option to donate tickets or a full refund.
    • Up to $150.00 per person could be tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor to determine the tax benefits.


La Vie at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach
Featuring Chefs Shaymus Alwin and Michael Ginor


If you are unable to attend, please consider donating your meal in order to give back to the restaurant, agriculture and hospitality industries in Hawaii.



Shaymus Alwin

La Vie by G.Lion - Honolulu, HI

Michael Ginor

Lola - Great Neck, NY