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Pau Hana Friday for January 31

Pele’s Passion at RumFire. Daniel Lane photo.

Pele’s Passion at RumFire. Daniel Lane photo.


NEWS:

RumFire

Sheraton Kauai Resort will kick off its yearly fundraising for the 36th Annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk through RumFire Poipu Beach’s “You Dine, We Donate” program in February. Net proceeds for all food and beverage at RumFire’s sunset-view Table #53 will be donated to the non-profit event during the month-long fundraiser at the south shore’s hot spot for oceanfront dining.
Located within Sheraton Kauai Resort, the beachside RumFire Poipu Beach features Hawaiian-rooted cuisine with a global twist and exciting cocktails to ignite your palate. Guests dining at RumFire enjoy 180-degree oceanfront views from all of its 240 seats. Facing the beautifully landscaped Ocean Courtyard and inviting fire pits, Table #53 is a private booth with a prime vantage for viewing Kauai’s fiery sunsets. From its enticing flatbreads and fresh farm salads to its signature crab-crusted catch of the day, flaming signature Mai Tais and Crème Brûlée Cheesecake, guests can enjoy a great night of dining and support a worthy cause.

Winesday with The Wine Shop – Valentine's Day Tasting

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 January 24

Keoki's Paradise Poke Tower. Daniel Lane photo

Keoki’s Paradise Poke Tower. Daniel Lane photo


NEWS:

Keoki’s Paradise

Keoki’s Paradise has live music every Sunday through Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. On Thursday through Saturday the have live music from 5 to 7 p.m. and again from 8 to 10 p.m. They do a big band the first Friday of every month. Revival will play in February; March, Greenstone Project; April, Pono Breez. Keoki’s is hosting an online hula pie contest so make sure you like Keoki’s Paradise on Facebook. They’ll also feature a hula pie flavor of the month to go along with the original mac nut and the mint chocolate chip.

George of the Jungle

I got this email from a reader and thought I’d share. I haven’t been there yet but Roxanne really likes it! If you have tried it, let us know what you think in the comments section below.

“Robert and I have discovered ‘George of the Jungle’, the food truck next to Healthy Hut in Kilauea. The owner is this sweet young guy, a former chef from New York with a specialty in sauces. The food is fabulous. Try the chicken kabob pita. Or you can have a gluten-free wrap as we did.”

Winesday with The Wine Shop – L'Ecole Nº 41 Wine Dinner

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!

From Kau Kau to Cuisine

KauKauCuisine_WEBHawaii’s contemporary cuisine is indelibly influenced by its small-town plantation past. From Kau Kau to Cuisine: An Island Cookbook, Then and Now is a unique culinary guide to that connection between old and new. In this lavish, hardcover collection of 60 recipes, time-proven local dishes are paired with new creations inspired by the same flavors and ingredients.
Food historian Arnold Hiura provides the fascinating backstory of Hawaii’s culinary journey from roots in tight-knit communities to how—and what—Islanders eat today. Hiura points out, for instance, that common foods once consumed out of necessity, such as offal cuts or native plants, have once again become popular. The buzzwords of modern cuisine—sustainable, homegrown, foraged—are in fact age-old practices; many old-timers never stopped sourcing, cooking and eating their foods in these ways.

Pau Hana Friday for January 17

 

Photo courtesy of Koloa Rum Company. Daniel Lane photographer

Photo courtesy of Koloa Rum Company. Daniel Lane photographer


NEWS:
Koloa Rum Co.
Koloa Rum has updated their recipe card, adding five recipes using Koloa Coconut Rum for a total of 18 recipes! Click here if you’d like to download a printable brochure with all of the recipes.

Hanapepe Cafe

“We opened the Hanapepe Cafe for the first time last Friday … quietly, so we could get up to speed,” says owner Helen Lacono. “We had an overwhelming response and I left the cafe both exhausted and elated.”

Winesday with The Wine Shop – Alta Vista

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 January 10

 

Kauai Kombucha by Kauai Juice Co. Daniel Lane photo

Kauai Kombucha by Kauai Juice Co. Daniel Lane photo


NEWS:
Kauai Juice Co.
Kauai Juice Co. opened their store on Jan. 7. You may be aware of their Kauai Kombucha or Kale Chips, but now you can get single servings of cold-pressed juice, or juice packs for a cleanse. You can also buy glass straws or a kombucha starter kit. If you’re not familiar with juice cleanses, they cover that extensively on the Kauai Juice Co. website. There’s also a lengthy explanation on what kombucha tea is. Visit them at their kitchen shop, in the Dragon Building in Kapaa to get any of their delicious and potent, cold pressed juices, medicinal shots, cold brewed coffee, nut milks, and all flavors of Kombucha. Open Tuesday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.