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2014 Jazz & Wine Festival

Westin Princeville serves herb-crusted lamb chops with a roasted garlic and tomato chutney, Hamakua mushroom risotto enriched with truffle oil, and a lamb demi-glace. Daniel Lane photo

Westin Princeville serves herb-crusted lamb chops with a roasted garlic and tomato chutney, Hamakua mushroom risotto enriched with truffle oil, and a lamb demi-glace. Daniel Lane photo


On September 27, The Westin Princeville will host the 5th Annual Jazz & Wine Festival. Tickets are $95 and can purchased through the concierge at 808-827-8808.
“In addition to the awesome food and amazing entertainment, we will have a silent auction that will benefit the Kauai Lifeguard Association,” says Jason Sessions, director of food and beverage at The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas.
To get a taste of the event, you can read my article “Elegant Evening On The North Shore.”

Makana Terrace Summer Menu

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 Recently, Daniel and I got to try the summer menu at Makana Terrace. Nearly 20 new dishes were added to the menu, and these photos are some of the highlights. The view is fabulous as you can see. But on the evening we went, someone released eight large Chinese lanterns as the sun set over Hanalei Bay, which made the evening exceedingly magical.

Pau Hana for Friday, August 15

Tasting Kauai

Tri-tip sandwich with caramelized onions, fresh salsa, green salad, chili con carne and rice. Daniel Lane Photo

Tri-tip sandwich with caramelized onions, fresh salsa, green salad, chili con carne and rice. Daniel Lane Photo

In “Original Santa Maria Style BBQ on Kauai,” in The Garden Island, catch up with the owners of Recessions Original Santa Maria Style BBQ, featuring a name that “is a nod toward the economic downturn and the family keeps prices low so people can enjoy filling meals” and refers to a style of BBQ Forbes magazine says is the “fifth style of American BBQ.”

Last week, in her On the Farm column, “Money for Moloaa,” Marta met with Moloaa farmers as they meet up with local politicians to generate funding for new irrigation systems.
This week, It’s lilikoi season! In this Sunday’s edition, learn about the purple passion fruit grown at Yoshii Farm and how to make Jean Marie Josselin’s Lilikoi Mint Chiffon Pie.
For more ideas on cooking with lilikoi, check out Marta’s article “An Abundance of Lilikoi at Kauai Glory Farms.

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Pau Hana Friday for August 8

Tasting Kauai

Scott Kessinger, Dave Power and Adam Watten in front of the bar at The Feral Pig. Daniel Lane Photo

Scott Kessinger, Dave Power and Adam Watten in front of the bar at The Feral Pig. Daniel Lane Photo

The Feral Pig celebrates their three year anniversary with a special farm-to-table dinner after their Hawaiian-style pub food gets a fine dining touch in “Freshening up the The Feral Pig,” in The Garden Island.

In the On the Farm column last week, we visited Lawai Valley Mushrooms and learned about kuditdit mushrooms.

In this week’s On the Farm, Marta meets with Moloaa farmers as they meet up with local politicians to generate funding for new irrigation systems.

Friend Us Online

We’ve had folks inquire about where to find us online. We’re on Twitter at @TastingKauai and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TastingKauai. Be sure to check Tasting Kauai’s Pinterest page!

Celebrating 80 years of Bloody Marys at the St. Regis Princeville Resort

“I have been working for five months on this project which starts this Sunday,” Franck Desplechin, executive chef of the St. Regis Princeville wrote to me in an email. “Bloody Mary celebrates 80 years. It was created in 1934 in New York and now is a part of the St. Regis brand. There are 31 St. Regises around the world so there will be 31 different Bloody Marys. The St. Regis Monarch Beach decided to do a one night event and we decided to celebrate for one week! I will fly to Honolulu next Tuesday to talk about it on Hawaii News in the morning. I’m pretty exited!

Pau Hana Friday for July 12

An indication of ripeness on a Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapple is bulging corners around the eyes. Daniel Lane photo

An indication of ripeness on a Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapple is bulging corners around the eyes. Daniel Lane photo


NEWS:
Makana Terrace added a new Mailani Dinner Show on Tuesday nights. The St. Regis Princeville is in search for a talented executive pastry chef with luxury and resort experience. Ko Bakery and Hula Baby Biscotti have blended batters and launched a new website called Papalua IslandHole in the Mountain Farm will have plenty of Kauai Sugarloaf White Pineapple for sale at the Wednesday Kauai Culinary Market  as well as the Saturday Kauai Community Market. Their Kauai Sugarloaf White Pineapple is field ripened, hand selected and is the only fruit that is allowed to be shipped to the continental United States, where they arrive ready to eat. You can also pick them up at the market and take them to the mainland. You can learn more about Kauai Sugarloaf White Pineapple and Hole in the Mountain Farm, in this week’s MidWeek Kauai.