On July 1, we were thrilled to be mentioned in a USA Today special report, along with many excellent Kauai-based businesses. In it, reporter Dawna Robertson said, “If you’re craving a culinary romp, Tasting Kauai serves up a farm-to-fork fest with all the trimmings. You pluck tropical fruit at Kilohana Plantation’s orchard, savor Kauai flavors in a four-course lunch at Kauai Marriott Resort, and end the half-day fare affair schmoozing with a Kauai-based artesian beverage maker.”
Speaking of our tours, we have been fortunate enough to expand. Our Culinary Romp Through Paradise tour is usually booked solid, so we spoke with our partners and we can now bring more people along. We are also meeting with some folks on Monday to design a new tour that will be offered once a week. I’ll let you know how that shakes out.
For our July 12 tour, I am happy to say we have two unique additions. First, Duane Shimogawa, a Kauai rancher who’s grass-fed beef is available at Ishihara Market and Sueoka Store, will join us for lunch. He’ll give a short talk about his beef, and then we get to have some for lunch! Grass-fed beef is better for you and the planet than conventional beef, and requires different cooking techniques so this is and excellent opportunity to ask the rancher and executive chef Higa questions!
We’ll end the tour at The Feral Pig, where Bob Gunter, president of Koloa Rum Co., will talk about Koloa Rum. We were fortunate enough to have him on last month’s tour, and not only is his passion for Koloa Rum infectious, but his knowledge of making small batch rum is extensive. If you’re here, and you’re into rum, you’ll really enjoy meeting Bob. Since we can accommodate more people, we still have spaces available. Call us at 808-635-0257 for more information or reservations.