Kapalua Wine & Food Fest: Crème de la Crème

This week marks the 28th Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival; easily one of the Hawaiian Islands most prestigious, elegant and well-attended culinary events.

Sundance of the Pacific Descends Upon Maui Next Week

There must be something in the June air—that brings the world’s biggest filmmakers to Hawaii at the onset of summer. The 10th Annual Maui Film Festival begins next week, on Wednesday, June 17, and runs through Sunday, June 21, in Wailea, Maui.

Kaua`i Eatery Pushes Local Into Limelight

Kaua`i Ranchers Form a Collective Hui and Focus on Sustainable Practices

On the South Shore of Kaua`i, chef Ben Takahashi of Shells Restaurant has announced a new “Kaua`i Farmers Market Special menu” that will change every Thursday and feature sustainable ingredients from the island.

Padovani's Chocolate: The Next Great Hawaiian Product

Starbucks did it with coffee. Now, Philippe Padovani is going to do it with chocolate. The idea of taking an everyday staple and making it an indulgent—albeit attainable—luxury item, isn't new. However, the manner in which entrepreneurs elevate said item can make all the difference in the world.

Affordable Eats Abound at Wailea Restaurant Week



Those of you who think the offerings on the golden shores of Wailea, Maui, are out of your price range—think again. Next week is the first-ever installment of "Restaurant Week Wailea", which will offer affordable 3-course dinners at many of "the strip's" top eateries, from May 24 through May 30th.

Azure Opens, BeachHouse Hits Stride

A pair of Waikiki beachfront resorts have begun to hit their culinary stride: As one veteran chef hones his menu, and the buzz from a new eatery can be heard within foodie circles...

"Locally Grown" Menus + Winemaker Visits at Hiroshi, Vino

You've certainly heard by now that Hawaii's own master sommelier (and restaurateur) Chuck Furuya is holding court at his duo Restaurant Row locales—Vino and Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas. But what you probably don't know is that he recently launched a "Locally Grown" menu with the incredibly diverse Chef Hiroshi Fukui, which will be available on Sunday and Monday evening's, only.

David Paul Johnson: Re-invented

The Legendary Restaurateur Takes Back Lahaina

He's Baaaaaaaack! In truth, David Paul Johnson never left. Having spent the better part of a decade cooking for the upper-crust in Big Island's paniolo country, Johnson has merely "returned". Maui foodies who grew to love David Paul's Lahaina Grill, then learned to adapt to the popular Lahaina eatery without Johnson at the helm, are in for a treat.

Breaking News from Tranquil Hana!

A Rising-Star Chef and an Upcoming Winemaker's Dinner

It’s not often that hot news comes careening down from the rain-forested climes of Hana, Maui. But word came careening down from the Valley Isle’s North Shore that a new executive chef is en route to the hotel this Spring.

Wine, Crepes and A Plant Sale

Simply Grape, Crepes No Ka 'Oi and the Lyon Arboretum

Two small business owners are making the best of the temporarily slowed economy on O'ahu. Simply Grape wine shop in downtown Honolulu and No Ka Oi Crepes (in Kailua) each offer quality product at reasonable costs; the creature comforts of both should ease your corporate woes.

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