Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie proclaimed January 22nd, 2014, The Kahala Hotel & Resort Golden Jubilee Day.
As a returning guest of the hotel since the mid 80′s, it’s very exciting to be a part of this years celebrations. When we checked in last week, as the staff says “welcome home”, we were told that in the last five years we had been their guest 22 times, yes our home away from home. The Kahala is a perfect oasis of serenity and elegance, just a short drive outside the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, yet close enough to enjoy the best of both worlds.
We had the honor of being a part of the celebration dinners, held in the beautiful Hoku’s Restaurant, just last weekend April 5th, 2014. The event was called “Remembering the Maile Room” Featuring Kahala Executive Chef Martin Wyss and Hotel Okura Tokyo La Belle Époque Chef Katsuya Yamamoto.
The North Shore of Oahu, we are staying in a cottage right on the beach at Turtle Bay Resort. Lots to do here, golf, horseback riding, helicopter tours, large gym with ocean views, beautiful spa and lets not forget surfing. We love the cottages because we are right on the beach, like being in your own little private Hawaii.
Below is good night and good morning view from the cottage, with beach beyond the ground cover, so perfect.
We went to Pipeline yesterday, the waves were awesome, even caught a body surfing contest, see below.
We decided to make a trip to the North Shore of Oahu, check out the waves at some of the most famous surf beaches in the world. More then seven miles long, the North Shore Beaches see the world’s premier surfing contests during the winter months. I love just sitting and watching these amazing waves. Look for photos here tomorrow, we’ll let you know what’s happening.
Below, flying into Oahu.
The fact that Chef Robert McGee opened a place called Meatball is probably the most perfect thing ever. A chef and butcher from West New York making meatballs? And that he’s making meatballs in Honolulu, a decidedly meatball-less city?
Read more by: Kawehi Haug Just Opened: Meatball Hawaii – Biting Commentary – March 2014 – Honolulu, HI.
We love Meatballs!
Imagine a hybrid of Texas and Hawaii, or a cross between Spain and Japan:A remote island paradise with a rich, indigenous heritage, a contentious and diverse colonial history, and absolutely stunning vistas.
Welcome to Guam
Guam Is The Most Interesting Destination In America And Heres Why. for Huffpost/Hawaii
Eating On #Lunch #Kauai – #RoyYamaguchi – #The Tavern at #Princeville
The Tavern at Princeville is one of our favorite places for dinner, today however we are talking LUNCH. The restaurant has an amazing view of the Prince golf course all the way out to the ocean. I was with a few friends who had only been there for dinner, they were taken by the view. They were then taken by the food.
When you sit down, you are greeted with a bowl of fresh popped pop corn, with some yummy spices mixed in. If what you order does not come with the Tavern Frites (Parmesan & Herb Fries), be sure to order one for the table.
The BLTA sandwich is a MUST.
Another MUST is the local fresh tuna sandwich.
According to Roy, The Tavern is based on memories of his grandfather who had a tavern on Maui, grandpa Herny's tavern was a gathering place for the community.
#Chattanooga’s best restaurants according to chef Daniel Lindley
—cooking with Tom Colicchio at Gramercy Tavern. “Working under Colicchio as a 22-year-old cook was likely the best and most inspiring learning environment,” says Lindley. Today, the Chattanooga, Tennessee native mans the kitchen at St. John’s Restaurant, where he has made a name for himself as a five-time-semifinalist for Best Chef in the Southeast by the James Beard Foundation.
Read more by:Kate Parham
Monumental Mochi: A morning at Hilos famous Two Ladies Kitchen
You didn’t pre-order?”
As she says this, the woman behind the counter at Two Ladies Kitchen stares at me in disbelief. A line of customers winds behind me and out of the small downtown Hilo mochi shop and onto the sidewalk alongside bustling Kilauea Avenue.
“You have to pre-order. They sell out,” she scolds, gently.
Photos: James Rubio for HAWAII Magazine