In celebration of its 32nd anniversary, Hyatt Regency Saipan will host a benefit dinner for the Autism Society of the CNMI.
The event will be held at Giovanni's restaurant and begin at 6pm on Saturday, Dec. 1. The course dinner costs $100 per person, and Club at the Hyatt members can enjoy a discounted rate of $80.
Michael Wilson, Food and Beverage director, said that Hyatt Regency Saipan takes pride in this the benefit dinner as part of the international hotel brand's corporate responsibility platform called Hyatt Thrive.
“Hyatt Thrive is designed to help make our communities places where our associates are proud to work, our guests want to visit, our neighbors want to live and owners want to invest. We would be working with the Autism Society of the CNMI and it's a very good cause,” he told Saipan Tribune.
The Autism Society of the CNMI has been providing support and information about autism, as well as promoting, protecting, and advocating for the rights of all individuals living in the Commonwealth with autism or related spectrum disorders or other disabilities.
Wilson said the benefit will feature the culinary creations of Hyatt Regency Saipan's team of highly skilled chef de cuisines with their executive chef at the forefront.
Chef Joe Deleon Guerrero will be in charge of the appetizer, which is a trio of seared ahi tuna, kaiware, soy bean wrap, basil Caesar dressing, crispy avocado, cherry tomato chutney, pepper beef tenderloin, and citrus micro arugula.
For the soup, Chef Blake Carothers will be preparing saffron thyme broth, onaga snapper, cannellini beans, and Pernod essence.
Intermezzo would be tangerine granite, limoncino, and candied walnut.
The evening's highlight would be the main course: slow roasted Sonoma veal tenderloin, porcini and shaved provolone stuffing, braised celeriac, pomegranate, with black truffle thyme foam, which would be prepared by Executive Chef Gabriele Colombo.
Diners will end the night on a sweet note with Chef Desman Tumangger's mango praline iced soufflé, amaretto chocolate lava dome, mint coulis, and Bottega flavored grappas.
Wilson noted that the benefit dinner will coincide with Hyatt Regency Saipan's annual holiday tradition, the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the hotel lobby.
“Hyatt Regency Saipan switches into Christmas mode when we put up that big tree in the front lobby-that's when our patrons start hearing Christmas music and bright lights go up in the hotel garden,” he said.
During the ceremony, Wilson said guests would be treated to pre-dinner drinks and a delightful starter of marinated salmon on shimeji mushroom, sesame crusted scallop with ponzu dip, smoked duck breast and plum skewer by Chef Kazunori Fukuda.
Guests can then walk down the magically lit pathway to Giovanni's for the benefit dinner, which will be matched with Entwine wines, the event's sponsor.
“It's an evening of great entertainment, great food, great wine, and fantastic memories so we encourage everybody to come along and support the Autism Society,” said Wilson.
For reservations or more information, call 234-1234 Ext. 26.