Griffin was recently invited down to a media event at Roy's but was unable to attend. I was happy to take his place as "assistant writer" at this event! Roy's is one of my favorite restaurants. I absolutely love their food. My favorite dish at Roy's has to be the butterfish. Unfortunately, they didn't serve that at this event, but I did get to try some other great dishes.
Below are some pictures of the food they sampled at the event.
Ekolu Tuna Roll
"Rim Fire" Calamari
Sweet Corn & Blue Crab Crusted Barramundi
If you visit three different Orange County or Los Angeles Roy's restaurants over the summer, you will earn yourself free dessert, a gift card and you will be entered into a drawing to win a trip to Hawaii. See the press release below for more info!
ROY’S RESTAURANT DEBUTS L.A. OHANA TOUR
Guests Invited to Say Aloha to Chef Partners’ Innovative Takes on Roy’s Classics Menu
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (June 2, 2010) – Roy’s, the internationally renowned Hawaiian Fusion® Cuisine dining restaurant, today announces the launch of its L.A. Ohana Tour, a new rewards program designed for diners to experience the creative chef variations on popular menu items offered at each location.
From June 9 until August 31, 2010, guests are invited to visit three Southern California Roy’s restaurants to receive dining rewards and be entered to win an all-inclusive trip to Hawaii, where guests will enjoy a personal dinner with founding chef Roy Yamaguchi.
The Roy’s L.A. Ohana Tour details include:
* An inaugural trip to a participating Roy’s restaurant, where guests are awarded an Ohana Tour card to present at the next Roy’s location
* On the second visit, guests will receive a complimentary Chocolate Soufflé (with purchase of entrée)
* At the third location, guests will receive a $20 gift card (with purchase of entrée) and entry into the Hawaii sweepstakes
* Restaurants participating in the tour include Roy’s Anaheim, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Pasadena, and Woodland Hills locations
“In the Hawaiian culture, ‘ohana’ means family,” said Leiala Whattoff, V.P. of Training & Development, Roy’s restaurant. “We designed this tour to thank our frequent guests and encourage new guests to experience our exquisite food and the aloha spirit with their friends and family. By visiting three of our Southern California locations, guests will receive delicious rewards and the chance to win the ultimate dining experience in Hawaii.”
Each location’s Chef Partner is trained by Roy Yamaguchi but are encouraged to infuse their own style and inspiration into Roy’s Classics menu items. The L.A. Ohana Tour will give guests the opportunity to experience these different tastes and variations each time they visit a new location.
Please visit the Roy’s website for additional details at www.roysrestaurant.com