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Archive: Jul 2013

Pau Hana Friday for July 26

Seafood Bruschetta at Nanea. Daniel Lane photo

Seafood Bruschetta at Nanea. Daniel Lane photo


Westin Princeville

Beginning on August 5, mornings at The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas will start with a nourishing, island-inspired breakfast at Nanea Restaurant & Bar.
Island touches include Kalua Pork Benedict with carmelized onions and lilikoi hollandaise sauce, Ginger Shortrib Loco Moco, Apple Banana Waffles and Guava Marscapone French Toast. Nanea’s “Breakfast Table” buffet features essentials such as fluffy scrambled eggs, applewood smoked bacon and an assortment of pastries, in addition to local staples such as fresh tropical fruit and Portuguese sausage. Breakfast at Nanea provides an elevated, full-service dining experience for guests at The Westin Princeville, expanding upon the grab-and-go style offerings at The Princeville Market. The restaurant features intimate indoor seating as well as an open-air dining terrace that overlooks a waterfall and koi pond.

Aerial Views of Biotech Seed Crops on Kauai

1 West Side Run offTime is winding down. On July 31, the county council will hold a second public hearing on Bill 2491. Here are ten aerial pictures showing pesticide reach and land used for experimental GMO crops. I’ve also included a short video of the Waimea chemical report done by attorneys Kyle Smith and Gerard Jervis on July 13, 2013 at the Waimea Canyon Middle School. This 15-minute video provides evidence that the people of Waimea are being poisoned by chemical pesticides without their consent or knowledge.

Organic Industry Surveys for Hawaii Agriculture Producers and Consumers

The Kohala Center launched a series of online surveys aimed at soliciting input and feedback from various sectors of Hawaii’s organic food industry. The surveys are part of an initiative to determine the feasibility and potential roles of one or more organizations or agencies that would effectively support the growth and vitality of Hawaii’s organic…

Pau Hana Friday for July 19

Tim O'Connor of Olana Organic Farm with yellow ginger. Daniel Lane photo

Tim O’Connor of Olana Organic Farm with yellow ginger. Daniel Lane photo

“White ‘sugarloaf’ pineapple is happening at Olana Organic Farm!” Says owner and farmer Tim O’Connor. “We should have a good supply into August.
“Our other farm-fresh produce currently available are, Green onion, Tomatoes (cherry red, yellow pear, mixed), Avocado, large thin skin, summer style, Beets (red), Carrots, Turnips (white, red, Pak choi (baby green, baby purple, Bok choy (medium), Mustard greens (red, green or mix), Collards, Chard (Swiss and Rainbow), Kale (curly, lacinato, red Russian, red curly), Arugula, Mint, Thyme, Rosemary, Oregano, Parsley (Italian, curly), Basil (sweet Italian, lemon, Thai), Chives, Kaffir lime (leaf and fruit), Lilikoi and Guava.”
You can get Tim’s outstanding produce at the Saturday Namahama farmers market next to the mini golf in Kilauea from 9 a.m. to noon and on Thursdays at Kilauea Community Center starting at 4:30 p.m.

First Annual RumFest at RumFire Poipu Beach

Crab-crusted fresh fish at RumFire. Daniel Lane photo

Crab-crusted fresh fish at RumFire. Daniel Lane photo

Sheraton Kauai Resort presents its First Annual RumFest at RumFire Poipu Beach to celebrate National Rum Day. On Friday, August 16 at 5:30 p.m., guests will enjoy the resort’s open-air Ocean Courtyard, which will feature Hawaii-made rums, island music and heavy pupu (appetizers) from the resort’s signature restaurant, RumFire Poipu Beach. A silent auction will be held during the festivities to benefit the Kauai Humane Society.
Socialize around the Ocean Courtyard’s fire pits and sample with local premium rum at RumFest tasting stations. Featured are Kauai’s own Koloa Rum Co., as well as Old Lahaina, Maui Rum and Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum – all produced in the islands. There will be more than 15 varieties available at the event and you can enjoy a cocktail from your favorite. Tastings are complemented by an array of pupu from RumFire’s kitchen, including Lemongrass Rum-Glazed Chicken Wings, Grilled Steak with Pappadew Pepper Relish and Seared Shrimp Sticks with Pineapple Rum Cocktail Sauce. Live local entertainment will be provided throughout the event.

A Taste of Summer at the Kauai Grill

Maxime Michaud, Kauai Grill chef de cuisine. Daniel Lane photo

Maxime Michaud, Kauai Grill chef de cuisine. Daniel Lane photo

My husband Dan and I went to the St. Regis Princeville to taste some of the new summer dishes on the menu at Kauai Grill. The luxury resort’s signature restaurant is inspired by internationally acclaimed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. (He and his wife did a fantastic show called Kimchi Chronicles by the way). We had a chance to meet Kauai Grill’s chef de cuisine Maxime Michaud when we wrote about his new position for MidWeek Kauai. Today, I’m happy to share my incredibly delicious experience with you, as well as some tasty upcoming menus that Maxime and general manager Antonio Palomares shared with us.
Extra Dry prosecco by Bele Castel. Daniel Lane photo

Extra Dry prosecco by Bele Castel. Daniel Lane photo

We start with a bottle of Extra Dry Bele Casel prosecco, a sparkling wine from Italy where the grapes are soft-pressed and the wine is aged for three months. Our server keeps the bottle chilled and the mildly sweet bubbly pairs wonderfully with our entire dinner.
The sun starts to sink over the ocean as a bowl of Cherry Tomato Gazpacho ($12) is served. The chilled soup is garnished with thin moons of crisp cucumber, cherry tomato halves, little balls of pickled watermelon and lemongrass granita.

Public Hearing for Bill No. 2491

Kauai County Council members: Jay Furfaro, Chair Nadine K. Nakamura, Vice Chair Tim Bynum, Gary L. Hooser, Ross Kagawa, Mel Rapozo and JoAnn A. Yukimura. In anticipation of a large turnout at the public hearing for Bill No. 2491, relating to Pesticides and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), the Kauai County Council will be holding the…