Four Seasons Hualalai Offers Kamaaina Perks

There are those within the hospitality field who understand that adversity occasionally births opportunity. The fine folks at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, on the Big Island of Hawaii, fortunately happen to be some of those people. They’ve launched a “Hawaii residents” offer to stay at one of Hawaii’s top luxury resort experiences for $325 per night, plus a $100 flight credit to be used within the resort. Offer expires December 2011.

Chef Mavro Shaves Burgundy Truffles on Anything You Like

For gourmands, there is perhaps no more indulgent luxury than observing a paper-thin wafer of fresh, European truffles shaved over your plate. Whatever the contents of the dish may be, there is something wholly gratifying about the knowledge that went in to procuring the truffle, the expense, and of course, the explosion of flavor that comes with each bight. And while we’re usually relegated to chemically-processed “truffle infused oils” in these parts, there is one man who has your earthy cravings top of mind.

Alan Wong Opens Cocktail Development to Public

Join the Wong Team in Developing Halloween-inspired Cocktails

Do you like fine cocktails so much that it’s borderline scary? If so, we have a wonderful opportunity for you. On Wednesday, October 27, chef Alan Wong presents a Halloween-themed cocktail development seminar that—for the first time to the public—is open to a limited number of patrons. The session will be led by Wong’s resident Wine Director, Mark Shishido, as well as Southern Wines & Spirits’ Director of Mixology, Chandra Lam.

North Shore Seafood Fete: Shrimp Trucks and Poke Abound

Turtle Bay's 6th Annual Seafood Festival, This Weekend

If you’re keen on a scenic, north-bound drive on Oahu, like seafood, beautiful vistas and a day outside eating and imbibing with some of the best chefs around, you might want to get yourself to the 6th Annual Seafood Festival at Turtle Bay Resort this Friday and Saturday, October 1st and 2nd. The event will kick off on Friday with a sampling of the North Shore shrimp trucks, followed by the legendary Sam Choy Poke Contest, at 10 a.m., Saturday morning. The affair will wrap up with the Seafood Festival on Saturday night.

Mango Madness Maraudes Moana, Friday

The islands are teeming with upscale culinary events this month—and here’s one you won’t want to miss. The finale event in the “Mangoes at the Moana” series is this Friday’s “Tree to Table: A Mango Throw Down” to take place at the Westin Moana Surfrider. (For malihini/visitors who couldn’t already smell it in the air, its mango harvest season in Hawaii.)

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Japanese-Hawaiians Honored

Part of the “magic” of living in (or visiting) Hawaii is the multi-cultural fabric that weaves through each of our communities. On September 25, the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii will honor five members of this community as both significant contributors to Hawaii as well as Japanese icons. The theme is “Kakushin No Tatsujin!

Foodie Fete Unfolds Under the Stars

It’s that time of year again: The 11th annual Taste of Kapolei is an outdoor food and wine frenzy on Oahu’s leeward coast that features the cuisine of dozens of island chefs. With live entertainment under the stars and tastings of wine not typically attainable through public channels, the “Taste” commences on Saturday, September 18, 2010, at 5:30 p.m.

Wailea Restaurant Week: Get Out and Imbibe

Maui Food Bank Benefit Gives You a Chance to Sample High-end Eats at Prix-Fixe Prices

If you need an excuse to get out and eat on Maui, then here it is: Restaurant Week is back at Wailea, and the deals abound between Sunday, May 23 and Saturday, May 29, 2010. In addition, a portion of every prix-fixe menu at the sixteen participating restaurants will go towards feeding the hungry at Maui Food Bank.

Deal of the Month: Kamaaina Rates at Kapalua Villas

$159 for Residents to Soak Up Maui's Finest Locale

Maui lovers rejoice! Perhaps one of the best "steals" out there in the accommodations scene is the newly announced kama`aina rates (for local residents) at the Kapalua Villas. Now managed by Outrigger Resorts, the Villas are currently being offered at $159 per night.

Treat Your Mum: Mother's Day at La Mer

Mother's Day is approaching on Sunday, May 9, and Halekulani executive chef Vikram Garg wants you to help mom ring in her awesomeness with a four-course, not-to-be-missed lunch at the hotel's award-winning La Mer. If your salivary glands don't perk up after reading the following menu, then please move on to reading another magazine, entirely.

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