Heilala vanilla brings celebrity chef to Vava'u
Heilala Vanilla Company, based in Vava‘u, brought a group of 20 foodies from New Zealand with the well known and respected chef Peter Gordon for 5 days of culinary experi-ences and to be part of the annual Vanilla Harvest during June.
The group stayed at the beautiful and recently refur-bished Tongan Beach Resort in Vava‘u. Peter cooked for the group on the beach over five courses with each dish using Heilala Vanilla. Another day was spent at Ika Lahi lodge, Hunga Lagoon, where demonstration classes and meals were enjoyed.
The grand finale was an Umu at the Vanilla Plantation, where Peter assisted, adding a gourmet touch! All photos and You Tube videos are posted at Heilala Va-nilla on the links below. Facebook, Twitter and You Tube is Heilala Vanilla.