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Archive: Jun 2016

Most Romantic Restaurants in America Includes Tidepools

There’s no question that Tidepools is one of America’s most romantic restaurants. Daniel Lane photo. In Dec. 2015, more than five million reviews placed Tidepools, at the Grand Hyatt Kauai in Poipu, as one of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America. It’s easy to see why. The thatched-roof restaurant is in the middle…

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June 24, 2016

Family Ingredients Hosted by Chef Ed Kenney Premieres This Summer

Family Ingredients is a new culinary travel TV series that tells these unique stories by tracing the origins of a Hawaii dish to its roots around the world. Not quite a documentary, not quite a cooking show, Family Ingredients is a joyful ode to farmers, food producers and families. Hosted by acclaimed Oahu chef and sustainability hero Ed Kenney, the story begins in the Hawaiian Islands, where big things are happening in the state’s dynamic culinary scene. Beautifully filmed, Family Ingredients showcases Hawaii’s small town communities, diverse cultures, and exhilarating experiences that cross the Pacific Ocean.   Engaging, authentic, funny, even a bit quirky, Kenney is the perfect host to trace these dishes around the globe. He takes off with guests to explore Okinawa, Tahiti, California, Japan, Puerto Rico, and the Hawaiian Islands, showcasing how cuisine can profoundly unite cultures, communities and families….

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June 18, 2016

Anuenue Cafe in Poipu

Keanu Reeves Eggs Benedict ($16): one veggie and one with kalua pork; seasonal fruit plate ($6) and a cup of Pakala blend coffee. Daniel Lane photo. Anuenue Cafe is a family-owned breakfast spot that opened in the Poipu Shopping Village last September. Michelle Hastings manages, her husband, John Adams, is a chef, and their daughter,…

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June 17, 2016

Oasis on the Beach Now Serves Breakfast

Outside dining at Oasis on the Beach. Daniel Lane photo Breakfast Foods Bacon & Eggs ~ 11, choice of white rice or garlic home fries   Oasis Omelet ~ 12, sour cream, local tomato, & choice of white rice or garlic home fries Oasis Breakfast Poke ~ 17, fresh poke over white rice, a poached egg,  sriracha aioli and…

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June 16, 2016

Hawaii's Koloa Rum Wins Gold in Multiple Competitions

Hawaiian Kukui Brand Mai Tai made with Koloa Rum. Daniel Lane photo Koloa Rum was awarded five Gold Medals at the 2016 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival in April, and more awards in other prestigious international spirits competitions this year. “It is exciting and extremely gratifying to receive these awards and have Koloa Rum recognized and…

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June 12, 2016

2016 Westin Princeville Charity Golf Tournament

The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas announced its 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Sunday July 17, 2016. Over the past 8 years The Westin Princeville has been able to raise over $300,000 for Kauai charitable organizations. Please help by donating, playing or sponsoring a hole.

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June 11, 2016

Sushi 101 at Stevenson's Library

Sashimi at Stevenson’s Library includes freshly grated horseradish, fans of big eye tuna, snapper, salmon, Big Island Kampachi and hamachi garnished with ogo (purple seaweed, rosemary and pansy flowers, shisho leaves and daikon spirals. Daniel Lane photo. Sushi chef David “Jay” Ledee stands behind the sushi bar at Stevenson’s Library inside the Grand Hyatt Kauai….

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June 10, 2016

RumFire Kauai Names Malama Pono June Beneficiary

RumFire at Poipu Beach. Sheraton Kauai Resort named Malama Pono Health Services as its June 2016 beneficiary for the Table 53 program. Net proceeds for all food and beverage at Table #53 in the oceanfront RumFire Poipu Beach restaurant will be donated to the non-profit organization this month. Over $140,000 has been raised for worthy causes…

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June 9, 2016

Trucking Delicious Changes Menu

Chloe Sorey opened Trucking Delicious in March 2014, nearly two years after graduating from the Culinary Arts Program at Kauai Community College (KCC). After specializing in gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, Chloe changed her menu in Jan. 2016. Today, she takes “local food” up a notch and makes gourmet-ish plate lunch. Just so you know, that’s…

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June 3, 2016

Taste of Hawaii 2016

Listening to music at the Taste of Hawaii. Daniel Lane photo. For 28 years, the Rotary Club of Kapaa has hosted the Taste of Hawaii. The fundraiser benefits many things including scholarship programs for students; Kanuikapono Music Festival; youth programs; programs for the homeless and hungry and Kapaa/Wailua refurbishing projects. This year’s event takes place on Sunday June 5 11:30…

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June 1, 2016