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Pau Hana Friday for May 31

This pork belly bau is one of the images for a listing in our restaurant guide. Daniel Lane photo NEWS: Tasting Kauai on Hawaii Public Radio This morning, I was interviewed on Hawaii Public Radio for our new book, Tasting Kauai: Restaurants. I share poolside lunch bargains, little known dining options as well as food trends…

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May 31, 2013

Winemakers' Weekend with Inspiration Vineyards winemaker, Jon Phillips

The Cliffs at Princeville is hosting a winemaker weekend on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific ocean. Winemaker Jon Phillips of Inspiration Vineyards, located in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, will be here for this two part event. A four-course meal will be prepared by the chefs of Nanea at Westin Princeville. All the proceeds go to the Hanalei Bay Rotary Club. Wine Tasting with winemaker Jon Phillips, Friday, May 31 at 5:30 p.m. Plated Dinner with winemaker Jon Phillips, Saturday, June 1, at 5:30 p.m. Four-Course Menu: Upon arrival, guests will be served a glass of 2011 Chardonnay, Estate Reserve ~ Russian River Valley 1st course: Ahi Poke Nachos with Wasabi Aioli and Citrus Ponzu ~ 2010 Viognier, Russian River Valley 2nd course: Hamakua Mushroom Risotto with White Truffle Oil…

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May 28, 2013

Menu for the 2013 Taste of Hawaii

Sunday, June 2 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Smith’s Tropical Paradise, $100 The annual Taste of Hawaii at Smith’s Tropical Paradise in Wailua is a fundraiser for Kapaa Rotary Club. This year, they celebrate 25-years with statewide chefs beverage vendors and music. There are 35 food participants, and 40 food booths. Many have more than one dish to offer and five offer dishes for vegetarians, three vegan booths, two breakfast booths, 14 will offer seafood, five will serve pork, seven chicken dishes, nine sweets, three baked goods that are not sweet, three salads and there will be a couple of gluten-free options. There are five stages with live entertainment eight beverage booths: three water, one juice, one hot coffee, two tea, one lemonade, one soda, six beer booths and four wine booths. Here is a list of who’s coming and…

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May 27, 2013

Pau Hana Friday for May 24

NEWS: Tasting Kauai: Restaurants Our new book, Tasting Kauai: Restaurants, includes 69 options for great tasting food and features chefs who make fresh food from scratch, using local ingredients whenever possible. The book will be a FREE Kindle download beginning Saturday, May 25 until Wednesday, May 29. You don’t need to own a Kindle device to enjoy…

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May 24, 2013

2013 Taste of Hawaii

Taste of Hawaii Sunday, June 2 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Smith’s Tropical Paradise, $100 The annual Taste of Hawaii at Smith’s Tropical Paradise in Wailua is a fundraiser for Kapaa Rotary Club. This year, they celebrate 25-years with statewide chefs beverage vendors and music. There are 35 food participants, and 40 food booths. Many have more than one dish to offer and five offer dishes for vegetarians, three vegan booths, two breakfast booths, 14 will offer seafood, five will serve up pork, seven chicken dishes, nine sweets, three baked goods that are not sweet, three salads and there will be a couple of gluten-free options. There are five stages with live entertainment eight beverage booths: three water, one juice, one hot coffee, two tea, one lemonade, one soda, six beer booths and four wine booths. Here is a list of…

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May 22, 2013

Pau Hana Friday for May 17

NEWS: The guide includes some color photographs like this mahimahi with citrus beurre blanc, papaya salsa and wok-fried vegetables at Kukui’s on Kalapaki Beach. Daniel Lane photo. Last Sunday, we released the digital version of our book Tasting Kauai: Restaurants. There were some comments on our Facebook page that I’d like to address because there is…

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May 17, 2013

Kauai Restaurant Guide

  The digital version of our restaurant guide is finally finished! Here’s a brief  look inside: Introduction When I travel, I like to drench myself in the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the area. I submit to local customs and crave regional food. After all, food defines a destination and connects people to the…

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May 13, 2013

Pau Hana Friday for May 10

Orchid Alley Orchids. Daniel Lane photo NEWS: Orchid Alley is combining different genera of orchids into stunning Mother’s Day Orchid Baskets that are still available at Orchid Alley in downtown Kapaa. Remember, Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12. Happy Mother’s Day!! For more ideas, you can read my article in this week’s MidWeek Kauai. On…

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May 10, 2013

One Song Farm Presents Novice & Master Gardening Workshop

Lisa and Sun at their farm Kumu Aina which means “land as teacher”. Daniel Lane photo Sunday, May 19 The Garden as Teacher workshop 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kilauea, $36, cash only Lisa and Sun’s 30 years of combined knowledge of growing organically in the Hawaiian islands will help unlock the mysteries of Kauai…

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May 9, 2013

Pau Hana Friday for May 3

Harvesting Kauai Shrimp on the westside. Daniel Lane photo NEWS: After four years, Kauai Shrimp has finally received their certificate to sell locally grown, fresh clams! They will be selling direct to local restaurants and markets soon. There is a limited supply, but they expect to meet Kauai demands by the end of June. I’ll…

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May 3, 2013

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