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Pau Hana Friday for May 2

Paco's Tacos El Molcajete is made with beef, chicken, pork and shrimp. Daniel Lane photo

Paco’s Tacos El Molcajete is made with beef, chicken, pork and shrimp. Daniel Lane photo

Tasting Kauai

Happy Aloha Friday! We had an exceptional week and hope you did too. In Food, Fiestas at Paco’s Tacos House, that runs in our “Tastes of Kauai” column in today’s The Garden Island newspaper, you can learn what the brothers Aguilar have in store for Kapaa Art Walk (tomorrow) and Cinco de Mayo.  They have opened a new restaurant in Kapaa, so you’ll find out what they serve as well.
This Sunday, our “On the Farm” column explores an heirloom variety of eggplant and includes an excellent pupu recipe. You can get these rare eggplant starts from Heaven on Earth Starts at the Saturday Namahana farmers market and the Start Cart in front of Hoku Natural Foods Market.
We’ve added another Kauai food tour. Since we’ve received excellent feedback from our guests about A Taste of Kilohana, along with attentive service, the knowledge of our guide and the locally-sourced, off-the-menu lunch, we thought we’d serve up another! Now we offer A Culinary Romp Through Paradise, which takes place on a Friday, and for our hard-working residents, A Taste of Kilohana, which takes place on  two Saturdays a month. We also have our Farmers Market Tour, which takes place every Wednesday.

Pau Hana Friday for April 25

The recipe for Jason Takemura’s Garlic Salt and Pepper Shrimp is in From Kau Kau to Cuisine. Photo Credit: Rae Huo

The recipe for Jason Takemura’s Garlic Salt and Pepper Shrimp is in From Kau Kau to Cuisine. Photo Credit: Rae Huo

Tasting Kauai

Happy Aloha Friday! We had an exceptional week and hope you did too. In our “Tastes of Kauai” column in today’s The Garden Island newspaper, you can learn about the new cookbook From Kau Kau to Cuisine and Island Cookbook Then and Now. In the article, author and food historian Arnold Hiura shares his concern for the future of food. This Sunday, our “On the Farm” column shares some exciting news from Kauai Kunana Dairy as well as a recipe from Hukilau Lanai.

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.”

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.”

Pau Hana Friday for December 13

 

Photo courtesy of Koloa Rum Company. Daniel Lane photographer

Photo courtesy of Koloa Rum Company. Daniel Lane photographer


NEWS:

Kauai Coffee and Koloa Rum Challenge

Koloa Rum Company and Kauai Coffee are excited to come together to hold the first ever “Kauai Coffee Koloa Rum Challenge” charity event.
The main criteria is that you use Kauai Coffee or Koloa Rum (or both) as an ingredient in your recipe creation to be judged in the categories of entrée, drink or dessert. Awards for the Challenge Champions in each of the three categories include a $300.00 cash prize and an embroidered chef’s jacket.

Making the Family Farm Profitable Workshop

Rambutan, fresh off the tree. Daniel Lane photo.Rambutan, fresh off the tree. Daniel Lane photo.   Wednesday, March 27 Value-Added Innovation for Hawaii Growers: Making the Family Farm Profitable Kalaheo, National Tropical Botanical Garden, free This workshop helps growers hone their skills at adding value to their…