News for Restaurants in Hawaii
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Earlier this year, chef Peter Merriman (Merriman's in Kamuela, Merriman's Kapalua, Merriman's Fish House) opened Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman in Wailea, Maui. The menu features burgers, noodles, fresh fish and wood-fired pizzas with toppings like Hamakua wild mushrooms. Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman, 10 Wailea Gateway Pl., Unit B-201, Kihei, HI 96753, 808-891-2322.
Oahu's Waianae Coast is home to Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. The property features multiple pools, a spa and a snorkeling lagoon, as well as four restaurants. 'Ama'Ama offers contemporary Island-inspired cooking, Makahiki serves a buffet in an open-air dining area, The 'Olelo Room dishes up lessons in Hawaiian vocabulary as well as pub grub and a continental breakfast, and Off the Hook is the beachside lounge. Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawaii, 92-1185 Ali'inui Dr., Kapolei, HI 96707, 714-520-7001.
Alan Wong Donates to Japan Relief
Part cookbook, part biography and part travelogue, The Blue Tomato: The Inspirations Behind the Cuisine of Alan Wong seeks to explain the inspiration behind the cuisine of Alan Wong's Restaurant. As one of the original Hawaii Regional Cuisine chefs and with his dedication to the farm-to-table culinary movement, Wong has a lot to say. Through the end of 2011, Wong is donating a portion of the proceeds from sales to the Tohoku University Hospital in Sendai. For more information about the book, visit www.thebluetomato.net. Alan Wong's, 1857 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96826, 808-949-2526.
Greatest Hits Menu at Chef Mavro
Chef George Mavrothalassitis has introduced a "Greatest Hits" menu for $128 at Chef Mavro. The six courses include ahi tartare & caviar, snapper baked in a Hawaiian salt crust, lobster risotto, Big Island goat cheese mousse with arugula and strawberry jam, and lilikoi malasadas for dessert. For reservations for this special menu, call 944-4714. Chef Mavro, 1969 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96826, 808-944-4714.
With cooking credentials from places like Town and Chef Mavro, some may have been surprised to see Mark Noguchi venture out to this remote (by Oahu standards) Windward location right on Heeia Pier. Those who understand his interest in and commitment to locally sourced and produced food were not. The food is simple (guava barbecued chicken, fresh caught fish and other local favorites), but well prepared and as many ingredients as possible are sourced close to the spot. Heeia Pier General Store & Deli, 46-499 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe, HI 96744, 808-235-2192.
Grilled cheese food truck Melt is no longer roaming the streets of Honolulu. The owners are working on Prima, a new Italian restaurant in Kailua.
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