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April 2014

Cookbook Reviews: Le Livre Blanc – Anne-Sophie Pic

Cookbook: ART!
 From France’s only 3-Michelin Starred Female Chef
 
LE LIVRE BLANC  by ANNE-SOPHIE PIC
 
Review by: Gloria Cohen
Review By: Gloria COhen
It should come as no surprise that this deservedly celebrated chef should pen such a stunningly gorgeous cookbook – beautiful in content and form.
 
From the crystalline simplicity of the photography to the cutout slipcase. Le Livre Blanc explores Pic’s unique approach to her art, with dishes arranged idiosyncratically into six chapters: soft pink and acid yellow: contemporary memories; iodine in the earth; the weight of air; traditional eccentricity and the margins of frontiers. 
blue lobster dish - just blue lobster - homard
blue lobster dish – just blue lobster – homard
 
Le Livre Blanc was born from the desire to document the inimitable culinary of Ann-Sophie Pic: to communicate the purity and simplicity that have gained her critical acclaim and Michelin stars at Le Restaurant Pic and Beau-Rivage Palace.
Throughout, Pic delivers insights into her creative process; the interplay of imagination and memory in creating dishes; and the associations between flavors and textures that make her cooking unique.  … Read More

THE KAHALA TURNS 50 IN HONOLULU

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.… Read More

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