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Archive: Aug 2015

New Hanapepe Bakery

French sourdough loaf by Midnight Bear Breads. Daniel Lane photo
Midnight Bear Breads' Pain Au Chacolat. Daniel Lane image.

Midnight Bear Breads’ Pain Au Chacolat. Daniel Lane image.

Midnight Bear Breads has grown a lot since I first covered them in Dec. 2011. I’m convinced it has everything to to with their artisanal, handcrafted approach. I had a chance to catch up with owners Ursa Swift and Evan McAfee at their new store located in downtown Hanapepe.

For the Love of Good Food

(From left) Laura, Corinne,  Maris, Addison, Limor, Christopher and Dan.

(From left) Laura, Corinne, Maris, Addison, Limor, Christopher and Dan.


 

Childhood memories captivate my senses as I prepare a meal for my friends. While I make crust for a mango tart, I’m taken back to the holidays in my Colorado home. I see my mother’s hands rolling piecrust and hear the rustle of my father’s newspaper. I didn’t realize mom was loving us at 5:30 a.m., shrouded in quiet and getting a jump on cooking. By the time we rose from our beds, trundled upstairs and kissed her with sleepy eyes, she had made a chocolate cream pie (my brother’s favorite), cherry pie (my favorite) and rum cake (dad’s favorite). After making us a hearty breakfast, she’d spend the rest of the morning cooking, while my father sat in the living room lingering over The Denver Post.

New Partnership for Kauai Food Tour

Seared scallops with heart of palm and avocado mousse at Kauai grill. Daniel Lane photo.
Seared scallops with heart of palm and avocado mousse at Kauai grill. Daniel Lane photo.

Seared scallops with heart of palm and avocado mousse at Kauai Grill. Daniel Lane photo.

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with The St. Regis Princeville. Beginning Aug. 25, the luxury resort will be one of six stops on our intimate North Shore Kauai Food Tour. It’s pretty amazing because while enjoying a private tasting, guests will have the opportunity to meet the resort’s top chefs and ask burning foodie questions! Each week, our guests will gaze at a world-class view of Hanalei Bay and Mount Makana, while exploring a different aspect of The St. Regis Princeville, including:

New Kauai Bakery to Open in Kapaa

Taran and Kai Tani wedding on July 17, 2015 at Allerton Gardens. The buttermilk cake is filled with lilikoi curd and Bavarian cream, fresh mango and coconut. Topped with rolled fondant.

Taran and Kai Tani wedding on July 17, 2015 at Allerton Gardens. The buttermilk cake is filled with lilikoi curd and Bavarian cream, fresh mango and coconut. Topped with rolled fondant.


On Wednesday, Aug. 5, Judy Capertina will open a spin-off of Haole Girl Island Sweets in the Kinipopo Shopping Center. Haole Girl To Go, located in the former Cakes by Kristen location, will sell plain and stuffed butter croissants as well as sticky buns to go. Judy also makes wedding cakes and specializes in rolled fondant. Cakes start at $10 per person and adding fresh fruit is an extra $1 per person. She can make tiramisu or flourless chocolate cakes for $11 per person, with the extra $1 per person for fresh fruit. She has a number of molds especially for elegant plated desserts, including triangle mini-cakes layered with fillings and covered in chocolate. These personalized cakes are great for catered events.