"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.

A Sit Down with Chef Mavro

We reveal the Spring '09 Menu, talk salt, oil and tomatoes

We sat down face-to-face with James Beard Award recipient George Mavrothalassitis last week to talk about wine pairings, the art of food, farming, where the best salt, tomatoes and olive oils in the world come from—and his new Spring 2009 menu that started this week.

Formaggio Grill—And Zane's Empire—Expands

With Three New Concept Restaurants and a Kailua Grill, Zane Is Rocking O'ahu

Last month, Zane acquired additional space next door to Formaggio Grill, adding an intimate "winery-style room", that truly feels like you're in the cellar of a Napa (or Tuscan) winery. Ideal for private parties, wine dinners, or special occasions, the space opens up new territory for Windward O'ahu residents looking to indulge in the good life without climbing the Pali or worse, driving back.

Princeville Re-visited, Re-thought

Where Vacation Ownership Has Its Merits

A steadfast disbeliever in the timeshare vacation as a truly legitimate destination experience, this writer has been turned. A recent jaunt to the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas proved that timeshares aren't solely about pillaging vacationers for $30,000; yet a smart design, extremely comfortable accommodations and activities aplenty can make for a wonderful stay option.

Chefs on the Move...

One Heads for China, a Second for Waikiki and a Third Welcomes a Winemaker

It was a big week for chef announcements, all of which you'll read here first.

Hana Harvest This Weekend Features Food, Farms & Fine Wine

This coming weekend, the Hotel Hana Maui is hosting a “Harvest Weekend” celebration that will spotlight local farmers, fisherman and producers, as well as fine wine and culinary preparations from one of Hawai’i’s most celebrated chefs. The event is the first of its kind since the hotel assumed new ownership.

Mediterranean Gourmet: An Oasis in the Foodie Desert of Kaua'i

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