All Things Pineapple

GOURMET EVENTS HAWAII * 808 735 7788 * | June 2, 2016
The Golden Fruit

Photo Courtesy of Courtney Whitmore
Pineapples are all the rage and it’s no wonder; they are delicious 
and aesthetically interesting. 
For this Gold Themed event, full size pineapples were cored, spray painted gold, 
and used to hold floral arrangements. 
We also love the mini pineapple stems to show guests their seating assignments! 
The Pineapple Express

Photo Courtesy of Ethan Calabrese
Pineapple cups are an exotic yet simple way to serve your guests delicious cocktails and mocktails. Your guests will feel like they have stepped into a tropical paradise no matter where your event is being held.
Get your event started with these refreshing Thai-Mango-Pineapple Coolers.
INGREDIENTS1 teaspoon fresh ginger juice from one (1-inch) section fresh ginger

1 teaspoon fresh galangal juice from one (1-inch) section fresh galangal (see note above)

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice from 1 lime, peel, seeds, and pith removed

1/2 cup (4 ounces) fresh mango juice from about 2 cups cubed mango (about 8 ounces)

1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) fresh pineapple juice from about 2 cups cubed pineapple (about 10 ounces)

2 tablespoons canned full-fat coconut milk



  1. Juice ginger, galangal, lime, mango, and pineapple in order listed. Mix all juices together in a glass with coconut milk. Stir well and serve.
Pineapple Down-Under

Photo Courtesy of Anna Markow
It’s Pineapple everything this week, so of course we are giving you a fun pineapple recipe. Pair this traditional Australian cookie with 
pineapple sorbet/meringue for a unique twist.
INGREDIENTSFor the Biscuits:

2 cups (about 10 ounces) all purpose flour

2 cups (about 10 ounces) whole oats

1 cup (about 4 1/2 ounces) dessicated coconut (unsweetened)

2 cups (about 14 ounces) sugar

1 cup (2 sticks, 16 tablespoons) unsalted butter

2 tablespoons golden syrup or honey

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 cup boiling water

For the Spoom:

1 2/3 cup pineapple puree

1 cup cold water

1 tablespoon juice from 1 lime

3 egg whites

Pinch salt

3/4 cup (about 5 ounces) sugar


  1. For the Biscuits: Set a rack in center of oven. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place flour, oats, coconut, and sugar in medium mixing bowl and whisk to evenly combine. Combine butter and golden syrup/honey in a small saucepan over low heat and allow butter to melt fully. Stir to evenly combine; set aside. Dissolve baking soda in boiling water, then add to butter mixture. Pour liquid mixture into dry ingredients and fold to fully incorporate. Allow dough to rest until butter cools and sets up to create a firm dough, 5 to 10 minutes. Divide dough into 1 inch balls and place on parchment or silicone-lined baking sheet, leaving 2 to 3 inches between the balls. Flatten slightly into thick discs, then bake for 8 minutes, turn and continue baking until dark golden-brown. Allow to fully cool before removing from sheet.
  2. For the Spoom: Prepare an ice cream maker for churning. Combine pineapple puree, water, and lime juice in a medium bowl and mix well. Place egg whites and salt in bowl of stand mixer and whip until foamy. Continue whipping to stiff peaks. Whisk half of meringue into puree mixture, then gently fold in rest of meringue with whisk. Immediately churn in ice cream maker until spoom is thoroughly chilled and holds its shape when spooned.
  3. To Assemble: Once spoom is done churning (it will be very fluffy), pile onto half of the biscuits and top with remaining biscuits, pairing up similarly shaped and sized biscuits. Place on lined baking sheet and immediately freeze until firm, then wrap individually in plastic.
In the Green (Screen)

Photo Courtesy of Juan M Delgado
Why go with the usual photo booth when you can have a green screened television booth, complete with boom mic and camera. In this event, guests tested out their bilingual skills by reading from a teleprompter. 
The video can then be quickly edited with a background and then broadcast either to the participant or the event attendees. The possibilities to customize are endless.


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