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Archive: Oct 2013

Popup Dinner and Book Release Party

Dave Power, Marta Lane, Collin Darrell and Barb Ka'auwai are cooking up a good time! Daniel Lane photo

Dave Power, Marta Lane, Collin Darrell and Barb Ka’auwai are cooking up a good time! Daniel Lane photo


On Tuesday Nov.12, Tasting Kauai, Pono Photo, Grow Culture and The Feral Pig will host a book release dinner party. Author Marta Lane celebrates the release of her restaurant guidebook, Tasting Kauai: Restaurants — From Food Trucks to Fine Dining, A Guide to Eating Well on the Garden Island, by giving an autographed copy to every guest in attendance. 

Winesday with The Wine Shop – Keeping Things Cool

Dan and Ellen O’Connell at The Wine Shop in Koloa. Photo courtesy of The Wine Shop.

Dan and Ellen O’Connell at The Wine Shop in Koloa. Photo courtesy of The Wine Shop.


Tasting Kauai is happy to partner with the O’Connells for Winesday with The Wine Shop. Owners Dan and Ellen O’Connell are a delightful couple whose passion for wine is infectious, their knowledge is vast, and their service is friendly. Their beautiful store carries everything from wine and spirits to gourmet foods and sweet treats. Check in with Tasting Kauai every Wednesday to learn about their favorites. ¡Salud!

Pau Hana Friday for October 25

NEWS:

Lunch on our tour includes dishes such as Kauai Fresh Farms salad with local pork belly and chef's garden vinaigrette. Daniel Lane photo

Lunch on our tour includes dishes such as Kauai Fresh Farms salad with local pork belly and chef’s garden vinaigrette. Daniel Lane photo

Tasting Kauai

This week, we have a nice round-up of island inspired food events, which include a farmers market cooking demonstration, chances to win free tickets to one of our culinary tours, a Halloween dinner and a Grow Culture pop-up dinner for our book release party.

Winesday with The Wine Shop – Chianti

Dan and Ellen O’Connell at The Wine Shop in Koloa. Photo courtesy of The Wine Shop.

Dan and Ellen O’Connell at The Wine Shop in Koloa. Photo courtesy of The Wine Shop.


Tasting Kauai is happy to partner with the O’Connells for Winesday with The Wine Shop. Owners Dan and Ellen O’Connell are a delightful couple whose passion for wine is infectious, their knowledge is vast, and the service is friendly. Their beautiful store carries everything from wine and spirits to gourmet foods and sweet treats. Check in with Tasting Kauai every Wednesday to learn about their favorites. ¡Salud!

An Update From The Garden Cafe

Grilled Opah with Kilauea Lomi Tomato Relish over Tahitian Luau served with turmeric brown rice. Daniel Lane photo

Grilled Opah with Kilauea Lomi Tomato Relish over Tahitian Luau served with turmeric brown rice. Daniel Lane photo


Here’s a note I received from Chris Jaeb, owner of Common Ground Kauai where The Garden Cafe is located. The farm-to-table restaurant is a favorite of ours, and we gave it a pink hibiscus in our restaurant guidebook.

“I am taking this opportunity to thank all the people that have supported Common Ground and its vision for inner and outer sustainability. The number of people that have connected with this vision locally and globally over the past few years has been astounding. It has provided an enormous amount of inspiration to all the people that work at Common Ground.

Kauai's Doctors Say Future Generations at Stake

Kauai's Mana March. Joel Guy photo

Kauai’s Mana March. Joel Guy photo

Doctors and Nurses Implore Mayor: “Sign Bill 2491 Into Law Now”

Citing notable rates of birth defects and disease, doctors and nurses in west Kauai are imploring Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. to sign Bill 2491 into law, indicating elevated rates of diseases and birth defects in their west side clinical practices.
This effort from the Kauai medical community comes as the Mayor has recently indicated a possibility of his vetoing the bill, which was approved by the Kauai County Council by a vote of 6-1, received overwhelming support from local residents and media attention. Within hours of first hearing of a possible veto, over 20 Kauai medical professionals wrote letters to the Mayor urging passage.

Pau Hana Friday for October 18

Superfood Elixers at The Garden Cafe. Daniel Lane photo

Superfood Elixers at The Garden Cafe. Daniel Lane photo


NEWS:

Bill 2491

Tasting Kauai, many island residents, as well as people from around the world, were happy to learn that the Kauai County Council passed Bill 2491 at 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 16. Yesterday, the revised bill was sent to the Mayor’s office. He will veto, sign or return it unsigned. The Mayor wanted a one month deferral, so if he vetoes it, the council will have to vote again and get a 2/3 majority to win. 

Pau Hana Friday for October 11

EVENTS: 

Lychee Sangria from Josselin's Tapas Bar & Grill. Daniel Lane photo

Lychee Sangria from Josselin’s Tapas Bar & Grill. Daniel Lane photo


Sunday, October 13

Bo Ssam Dining Experience

Josselin’s Tapas Bar and Grill, 5 to 9 p.m., $200
For one night only, Josselin’s Tapas Bar and Grill is hosting a Bo Ssam Dining Experience. This is a chance to hang out with friends in one of Kauai’s trendy restaurants and share food made by one of Kauai’s legendary chefs. Incase you don’t know, this post describes what bo ssam is. The price includes enough food for four to six people and there will be shochu, sake and sake cocktails available to complete the experience. For reservations, call 808-742-7117.