Culinary

Sneak Peak: Jean-Georges' Kauai Grill

An Interview with JG's Chef de Cuisine Colin Hazama a Week Prior to Opening

Colin Hazama, chef de cuisine of Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Kaua`i Grill at the newly unveiled St. Regis Princeville may be the most fortunate 28-year-old chef in America. We sat down with Hazama at a table hovering over Hanalei Bay, just days before he was set to open the pinnacle restaurant at what is being hailed at Hawaii's most luxurious resort.

Enoteca Arrives! Sapori to Open in Place of Elua

You'll hear it here first: There will be a new enoteca-style wine bar and birreria opening in Kaka`ako, O`ahu, in time for the holidays.

Fine (Hawaiian) Foods Store Open For Holiday Season

Ala Moana Shopping Center turned up the holiday heat last week, with the opening of a store that boasts top locally-made products perfect for gift giving.

Hidden Gem: BBQ Joint in Waimanalo Draws a Crowd

If you're anything like us, you love the melding of cultures here in Hawai`i as much as the wild flavors of cuisine that have come from them. But let's face it: Every now and again you crave good 'ole slow-smoked Southern BBQ. Sweet Home Waimanalo is scratching that itch, o'er yonder on the east shore of O`ahu.

Chai Celebrates Dual Anniversaries on November 20th at Aloha Tower

You know him as the smiley faced restaurateur-about-town, always at the happening spot at the right time. On Friday, November 20th at 6:00 p.m., Chai Chaowasaree will host a culinary party the likes of which we have yet to see in 2009, to celebrate the coinciding 20th anniversary of Singha Thai and the 10th of Chai's Island Bistro.

Hawaii's Coffee Doctor to Give Educational Talks in Kona

In the midst of next week's Kona Coffee Cultural Festival on the Island of Hawai`i, three special seminars will be given by the State of Hawai`i's leading coffee expert, Dr. Shawn Steiman. Open to all, his seminars at three premiere coffee houses in the Kailua-Kona area will demonstrate the ins and outs of brewing the best coffee. On Tuesday, November 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Kona Coffee Festival Offers Array of Cultural This November

The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival kicks off this year on Friday, November 6, with events stretching through November 15th. Festival organizers seem to be taking advantage of the "cultural" aspect of the festival this go-around, to spotlight a number of unique offerings in and surrounding the Kona location, on Hawai`i's Big Island.

Tropica Chef Boasts Bold Island Flavors, Off-beat Wine Pairings

We recently sat down with Maui Chef de Cuisine Rich Hinojosa, the most recent culinary import to the Valley Isle. Posting up at Ka`anapali’s most expansive al fresco restaurant, Tropica, Hinojosa is pushing the envelope with creative platings that he honed at award-earning restaurants in Arizona.

Hidden Hawaii Treasure: Part 1 — Fendu Boulangerie Dishes Sweets + More in Manoa

Tucked deeply in the Manoa Valley sits Koep’s Fendu Boulangerie; a small retail space fronting a sizeable kitchen and brick oven setup, where Koep commands an array of private catering accounts. However, those privy to the knowledge of his whereabouts—and chops—flood the tiny bakery at the breakfast and lunch hours.

Hawaii's Hidden Treasure: Part 2 — Padovani Adds Cafe to Chocolates

If there’s anything we love to report on here at B on Hawaii, it’s the imparting of lesser-known culinary gems throughout the islands. Here, two off-the-beaten-path locales in Honolulu have the same number of things in common: They lean towards the sweets, and at one point in time worked together on Hawai`i’s most private isle.

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