North Shore Seafood Fete: Shrimp Trucks and Poke Abound

Turtle Bay's 6th Annual Seafood Festival, This Weekend

North Shore Seafood Fete: Shrimp Trucks and Poke Abound

If you’re keen on a scenic, north-bound drive on Oahu, like seafood, beautiful vistas and a day outside eating and imbibing with some of the best chefs around, you might want to get yourself to the 6th Annual Seafood Festival at Turtle Bay Resort this Friday and Saturday, October 1st and 2nd. The event will kick off on Friday with a sampling of the North Shore shrimp trucks, followed by the legendary Sam Choy Poke Contest, at 10 a.m., Saturday morning. The affair will wrap up with the Seafood Festival on Saturday night.


The public Poke Contest will feature various “island celebrities” who are taught to make poke (which guests can sample), in addition to some of the island’s top cubed-and-spiced fish creators, for the bargain price of $25. (You can actually enter the contest by going to www.turtlebayresort.com/seafood and downloading registration forms.)


Friday evening’s “Taste of the North Shore Shrimp Trucks” will feature live entertainment by the Ka‘ala Boys, and hoards of shrimp prepared by your favorite roadside vendors — all in one place.


On Saturday, Turtle Bay executive chef Hector Morales and 21 Degrees North Chef de Cuisine  John Armstrong will orchestrate seafood stations “under the stars” while the  band Kapena fills the air with Hawaiian sounds. Participating chefs include Fred DeAngelo from Ola and the resort’s executive pastry chef, Benjamin Tabios. Tickets for this event are $55 each.


Proceeds from the event’s silent auction will go to benefit the Kahuku Library, which is the main source of funding for this project.

Proceeds from the event’s silent auction will go to benefit the Kahuku Library