Trader Vic’s celebrates 31 years of exotic dining, Polynesian cuisine and island-inspired cocktails with its first festival-style anniversary party, Lavapalooza 2007. On May 19, guests will enjoy a full day and night of luau-style food options, Trader Vic’s signature Mai Tais, a variety of native-island activities and live entertainment by the Tongo Hiti band, headed by Mike Geier of Kingsized, with Monkey Zuma and Dames A’Flame. In addition, Trader Vic’s anniversary party will give back to the city of Atlanta by making a charitable donation of Lavapalooza ticket sales to Keep Atlanta Beautiful.
The celebration will begin at 1:00 p.m. by the Hilton Atlanta poolside. This area will contain multiple food stations including a pig roast carving station, barbeque pork spare-ribs, Kung Pao chicken and grilled Kobe Hanger steak. In addition, there will be four tiki bars complete with Trader Vic’s world famous fruity concoctions, beer selections and spirit options. As if good food and drinks weren’t enough, Lavapalooza will feature various activity stations such as tiki carving and hula lessons along with interactive lei making lead by Steve Latour, otherwise known as ‘The Real Lei Man’. Additionally, Derek Yaniger, an artist known for his native wood- carvings and island-themed paintings, will be attending the Trader Vic’s anniversary party accompanied by other special guests– to be announced soon.
Lavapalooza tickets can be purchased in advance via Xorbia at www.xorbia.com for $20 or at the door for $25. All tickets include one drink and one food coupon with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Keep Atlanta Beautiful. Hilton is also offering a special $150 package that includes two tickets and an overnight stay. For more information, please contact Pallava Goenka at 404.221.6339 or firstname.lastname@example.org.