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July 2013 Archive

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HAWAII RESTAURANT NEWS



Openings

Farm-to-table restaurant MaukaMakai.me has opened in Pahoa on the Big Island. Owner/chef Thomas Aiu, who was previously with Aloha Luigi, showcases the island's farmers and unique products not just for freshness, but to encourage sustainability. MaukaMakai.me's beef is personally selected from a ranch in Ahualoa by Aiu; organic free-range chickens on the island provide eggs; fresh fish is caught every morning; local goats produce milk for his cheese. The dishes are very straightforward to show the products and their flavors as naturally as possible. Much of the menu is set, but some of it will change to feature seasonal produce. For more information and reservations, call 808-936-9164. Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat. MaukaMakai.me, Woodlands Center, 15-1450 Kahakai Blvd., Pahoa, HI 96778, 808-936-9164.
 


 

News Bytes

Big Island goat cheese ice cream at Chef Mavro Summer Menu at Chef Mavro
Chef Mavro has introduced a new menu for the summer. A few of the dishes include Big Island goat cheese ice cream with arugula, one-minute strawberry rhubarb jam and honey candies, as well as squab breast in papillote with savoy cabbage, chipolata and jasmine tea squab jus with the squab thigh served on dandelion greens and poha berry salad. Chef Mavro, 1969 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96826, 808-944-4714.
 
Kaʻanapali Fresh Event Returns
Kaʻanapali Beach Resort presents the second annual Kaʻanapali Fresh – A Culinary Experience. Events a progressive dining experience at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa and the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, a “Grown on Maui” farmers market, coffee tour and the signature Kāʻanapali Fresh Food & Wine Festival. Tickets are limited. For more information, visit kaanapalifresh.com.
 


Chef Shuffles

Isaac Bancaco has been named chef de cuisine at the Andaz Maui at Wailea, which is set to open in August. Previously, Bancaco was executive chef at Pineapple Grill at the Kapalua Resort and at Humuhumunukunukuapua'a in the Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. Andaz Maui at Wailea, 3550 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea, HI 96753, 808-573-1234.
 


Closings

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