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Kauai Food Tours Offer Tasting Adventures

The Kauai Food Tour – North Shore begins at an organic farm where you’ll enjoy a refreshing treat made from fruit grown at the farm. After a great deal of extremely fun research, I happy to announce the launch of two new food tours. I’ve partnered with amazing people who have a passion for great…

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September 30, 2014

New Tasting Menu at Hukilau Lanai

Hukilau Lanai has made some changes to their dynamite tasting menu. It’s also a great deal. From 5 to 5:45 p.m., five courses of fine dining for only $32. If you add wine, it’s $50.00. A gluten-free menu is also available, so ask the server when you order. Reservations are required, to make them visit…

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September 20, 2014

Kauai Chapter of Hawaii Farmers Union United hosts AgriTourism Panel

The Kauai Chapter of the Hawaii Farmers Union United will be hosting an AgriTourism Panel on Wednesday, September 10th at 6pm, at the Anahola Clubhouse as a part of their monthly meeting and local food potluck. The public is encouraged to bring a dish and a friend, and join in the discussion on supporting local food producers. The AgriTourism Panel will feature a discussion on best practices in agritourism on Kauai, as well as an upcoming County ordinance proposal to support agritourism. Panelists include Marta Lane, Kauai Chapter Director of the Hawaii AgriTourism Association (HATA) and Owner of Tasting Kauai; Koa Kahili of Garden Island Chocolate; Don Heacock of Kauai Organic AgroecoSystems and HFUU-Kauai’s Legislative Chair; and Bill Robertson of Princeville Botanical Gardens. Other topics covered will include Chapter business, agricultural education opportunities, legislative updates, and a politician Q&A with…

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September 8, 2014

Kauai Beer Company 8/29 Finally Friday Menu

Customers line up for Kauai Beer Company’s craft beer and delicious food. Daniel Lane photo Every week, the Kauai Beer Company serves their hand crafted beer with food. I usually see chef Joe Fox every Wednesday at the Kapaa farmers market selecting produce for the meal that is only offered during “Finally Friday.” The menu…

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August 27, 2014

No More Romp and Taste

Kai explains the nuances of Kauai-grown pineapple. Daniel Lane photo Over the past two years our food tours have enabled us to meet some amazing people from all over the world. We have watched our guests’ eyes light up as they taste just-picked pineapples, noting that they tasted nothing like the store-bought kind — which…

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August 22, 2014

Makana Terrace Summer Menu

 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…

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August 20, 2014

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 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…

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August 15, 2014

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 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….

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August 8, 2014

Pau Hana Friday for August 1

Tasting Kauai Sparrow Fontura’ says children are some of Powerhouse Creamery’s biggest fans. Daniel Lane Photo Baby it’s hot outside, but we like to put the freeze on summertime heat with frozen desserts made by Powerhouse Creamery today in “Powerhouse Creamery puts a chill on hot, steamy days” in The Garden Island. In last week’s…

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August 1, 2014

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…

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July 19, 2014

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