| NEW RESTAURANTS IN HAWAII
Chef Roy Yamaguchi will open Roy's Beach House at Turtle Bay resort on Oahu's North Shore. The opening is scheduled for August 2016. Roy's Beach House, Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy., Kahuku, HI 96731, 808-293-0801.
Chef/restaurateur Ed Kenney (Town, Mud Hen Water, Kaimuki Superette) has opened Mahina & Sun’s in The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club in Honolulu. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a focus on local, organic produce and sustainable seafood. The décor has a tropical, mid-century feel and features custom pieces from local artists. Mahina & Sun's, The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, 412 Lewers St., Honolulu, HI 96815, 808-924-5810.
Wade Ueoka and Michelle Karr-Ueoka of MW Restaurant have opened Artizen by MW. This takeout spot in the Hawaii State Art Museum offers breakfast, salads and sandwiches, plus a bento box, spicy tuna bowl and kalua pork quesadilla. Artizen by MW, 250 S. Hotel St., Honolulu, HI 96813, 808-524-0499.
Vino, Honolulu's go-to place for local oenophiles, has re-opened in a new space close to its original location. Vino, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Ste. 6F, Honolulu, HI 96813, 808-524-8466.
Chef Peter Merriman, a leading pioneer of Hawaii Regional Cuisine, will open a location of Merriman's on Oahu. It is scheduled to open in June 2017 on the ground floor of the Anaha tower in Ward Village. Merriman's, Anaha, 1108 Auahi St., Honolulu, HI 96814, no phone.
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival Returns October 14-30
Go on a culinary adventure in a tropical paradise at the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival! This year marks the event's sixth anniversary. Events will include "Hot Lava, Hotter Cuisine" six-course dinner and "Clash of the Ramen" presented by Sun Noodle. Find ticket prices for each event at the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival official website
Alan Wong Expands to China
Chef Alan Wong (Alan Wong's Honolulu) has opened Alan Wong's Shanghai in China. Dishes on the menu include ginger crusted red snapper; miso black cod with foie gras and unagi; and lilikoi passion fruit meringue with earl grey ice cream. Alan Wong's Honolulu, 1857 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96826, 808-949-2526.
Former Vintage Cave Honolulu chef Chris Kajioka will open a new restaurant, Senia, with chef Anthony Rush in summer 2016. Senia, 75 N. King St., Honolulu, HI 96817, no phone.
|HAWAII RESTAURANT CLOSINGS
After a decade in business, Pineapple Grill in Lahaina has shuttered. Pineapple Grill, 200 Kapalua Dr., Lahaina, HI 96761, no phone.
Fresh Cafe has closed its locations in downtown Honolulu and Kakaako (831 Queen St). Fresh Cafe, 1121 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96813, no phone.
The Lodge at Koele Dining Room is temporarily closed while the Four Seasons hotel undergoes renovations. It is expected to re-open in late 2016. The Lodge at Koele Dining Room, Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele, One Keomoku Hwy., Lanai City, HI 96763, 808-565-4000.
View GAYOT's calendar of Wine Dinners & Tastings in Hawaii