Local businesses coming together to support a good cause – 'Mozuku /Seaweed and Cocktail Tasting Event' at The TOP!
MOZUKU AND COCKTAIL TASTING EVENT (A collaboration effort between TYEE GO GREEN! South Pacific Mozuku Tonga and The TOP Restaurant and Lounge during this challenging time with COVID-19).
NUKU’ALOFA, TONGA (FRIDAY 3RD JULY 2020): Nuku’alofa’s favourite neighbourhood rooftop restaurant and lounge, Bob and Victoria, owners of The TOP, hosted a “MOZUKU AND COCKTAIL TASTING EVENT”, an exclusive and unique local seaweed food and cocktail tasting on Friday, 3rd July 2020. The tasting included a variety of newly created and exquisite Mozuku tasters by The TOP accompanied by an in-house handpicked of premium cocktails from the TOP bar.
“The main goal is to bring awareness to the youth of Tonga and how it is all of our responsibility to nurture them, support them and introduce opportunities that they might never know existed...for their futures, their families and their communities. We are grateful and honoured to be able to, in any small way, be a part of this revolution”. – Victoria Jarvis, Owner of TOP Restaurant & Lounge.
For a fifty pa’anga per e-ticket, guests were able to experience the finest of The TOP’s kitchen, including: tempura seaweed salad, seaweed broccoli soup, seaweed sushi, seaweed prawn burgers and skewer beef with seaweed sauce. Each selection was paired with a taste of one of The TOP’s most popular green cocktails including Japanese slipper. At the end, the seaweed broccoli soup received the loudest applause from the guests and was the top pick of the evening - it was so good! The remaining tasters were just as good received second and third placings from the guests. So, in our mind the event was a success!
"SPM and The TOP are both genuine sponsors of TYEE initiative. SPM assists TYEE through sponsorships donating of seaweed products towards our fundraiser events plus 30% donation of their seaweed sales. The TOP donated gift vouchers as prizes for TYEE GO GREEN! competitions. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing local businesses whom we share common values and objectives getting behind local not for profit organisations like TYEE who are making valuable investments and contributions to the youth of Tonga, their futures, and their families. By coming together this evening to support a good cause is much appreciated. We are truly grateful to SPM, and The TOP for their generosity and for giving us a hand-up that have enabled us to do this together and to come this far with this collaboration.” - Lusia Latu-Jones, TYEE President.
“We are pleased to team up with and support the TYEE GO GREEN! initiative to help with their youth work. We are also working with Vaiola Hospital to incorporate the Limu/Mozuku into their menu as a healthy alternative. The seaweed/Limu Tanga’u health benefits including boosts the immune system. It is high in fibre. It improves blood circulation. It promotes fat loss. The benefits are endless”. – Masa Kawaguchi, SPM Tonga.
The event was made possible through the collaboration effort between TYEE GO GREEN! South Pacific Mozuku Tonga and The TOP Restaurant and Lounge. Credit to Bob and Victoria and their staff, Masa and his SPM Team, and everyone who worked so tirelessly and played a part in this to bring something innovative and hopefully interesting, mind opening, and with enjoyment and fun included at the event for all to enjoy.
“The joy of the evening for me was witnessing the conversation, laughter from both old and new relationships cultivating”. -Victoria Jarvis, TOP.
"The event was awesome. Tasting for food and cocktails was very delicious and healthy". - Mitna. Taumoefolau.
The South Pacific Mozuku is located in Sopu, Nuku’alofa (the only farmer and supplier of the Mozuku /Seaweed /Limu Tanga’u in the Kingdom) generously provided the free of charge packs of seaweed and tuna jerky snacks for the tastings, also gave away free packs of Mozuku to each invited guest to take home after the event. You can learn more about SPM Tonga by contacting Masa firstname.lastname@example.org
The TOP provided superior service and exceptional catering quality to the guests who attended and came to support the event. With custom menu and event options available for each client’s needs, The TOP continues to impress with its customer-focused mission to create unforgettable experiences. Based in the heart of Nuku’alofa is the perfect choice for catering everything from office meetings to black tie affairs. You can learn more about TOP by contacting Victoria: email@example.com