Culinary

Maui Eats! A Culinary Tour of New Haps on The Valley Isle

Four Maui Restaurant Sizzle and Shine, from Mauka to Makai

New Menu Items a Homerun at Mama's Fish House

Once in a great while someone will email us asking why we cover the same restaurant twice before choosing to write about others. Well, when you talk about a high-caliber dining experience like that of Mama's Fish House on Maui, there really needs no explaining.

Hualalai Hotel Wraps $40 Million Reno, Unveils Super-Suite

Big Island's Four Seasons Resort Reveals New Villa Option

Four Seasons doesn't let much time slip by without a major renovation or improvement to one of their deluxe Hawaii properties. This week, it's the Hualalai locale that announces the completion of a 15-month, $40 million face lift.

New Cafe Spotlights Local, Sustainable Goods

Michael Zhang's Blue Hawaii Cafe to Expand Worldwide

As most retailers strive to remain open during these waning "hunker down" months, Michael Zhang has taken Blue Hawaii LifeStyle Café to unprecedented heights. This month, he opens a second location, at 1111 Bishop Street in downtown Honolulu, while plans for a third store, to open in San Francisco—are slated for May 2010.

Double Trouble: Restaurateur Announces New Outpost & Launches Blindfolded Dinner Experience

Restaurateur Wes Zane is at it again. The Hawaii-based restaurateur is expanding his culinary empire, this time with an "Asian-style Formaggio" on Kapahulu Avenue, set to open later this month. Sake Street will occupy the space left by Wasabi Bistro (which has relocated to Beachwalk Avenue in Waikiki), Zane is currently retrofitting the space and packing the shelves with sake.

Nobu Matsuhisa Cooks for You, Is Inspired by MA`O

A Week of Events Offers Patrons the Chance to Sip Cocktails, Eat Omakasa with the Restaurateur

Nobu enthusiasts rejoice: The man himself will be on O`ahu from February 9 – 12, 2010, to eat, drink and prepare his signature fare just for you. The global restaurateur will also work closely with MA`O Organic Farms to design an omakase menu inspired by the harvest of produce from the Waianae-based outfit.

C&K to Perform at Benefit for Haiti this Friday

Dozens of Hotels and Vendors Come Together to Offer a Memorable Evening, For a Cause

A last-minute "Island to Island for Haiti" benefit concert and food event has been organized for his Friday, February 12, to raise money for the victims of the earthquake there. Cecilio & Kapono will headline the concert, to be held on the lagoon-fronting Great Lawn at O`ahu's Hilton Hawaiian Village.

Three Major Food Events NOT TO BE MISSED

Cakebread Cellars, Ridge Wines, Alan Wong and David Paul Start the Year Off with a Bang

The start of a New Year never fails to excite chefs and restaurateurs to get things off to a booming start. We've come across three such events in the coming few weeks that, if your palate is one that needs to be stimulated, you might want to consider attending.

Halekulani Living: A Dinner Gala to Start The Year, Jan. 8

Aside from being Honolulu's chicest address, the Halekulani quietly initiated something called "Halekulani Living" series a few years back, in which they offer wellness-related activities and events to their guests and surrounding community.

Chef Mavro's New Year's Eve Extravaganza Menu is Sumptuous

It isn't hard to see why Chef Mavro is the place for special occasions—and tomorrow night—New Year's Eve, is no exception. (Editor's Note: We are huge proponents of visiting this locale on any occasion.

Kai Market Boasts Farm-to-Table Dining in Epic Proportions

Large resort hotels don't need to go green. With corporate funding coming from overseas (and profits/losses headed in the same direction), there isn't much stigma for executive boards, chair people and shareholders to insist on sustainable processes.

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