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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu
Big Island : Kona Coast
Luxury and an easy pace in a spectacular natural setting
The culinary team at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hawaii Islands only AAA Five Diamond & Forbes Five Star resort brings together an incredible roster of accomplished chefs, each with a unique set of talents, focused on creating amazing dining experiences. Executive Chef James Babian and his team work with 160 farmers on Hawaii Island, allowing 75% of the food served at the Resort to be from the island – true farm to plate delivery. Since the availability of local ingredients changes frequently - with each crop having its own ideal harvest period under the tropical climate – the culinary team instills a culture of continuous creativity in their kitchens.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Big Island : Kohala Coast
Legendary Kohala Coast hotel and golf resort
The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has been serving up world-class cuisine since 1965 and is of legendary status. There are many options for dining at the resort that include a Hawaiian Food Buffet and traditional lu’au show, an all-you-can-eat Clambake, The Hau Tree Restaurant for casual beachside dining and Number 3 Restaurant located right on the links of Mauna Kea Golf Course. The resort’s signature restaurant, Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar showcase renowned Executive Chef Peter Pahk in an exhibition kitchen where inspired dishes are created fresh from Kohala Regional Cuisine, most ingredients found within a radius of the resort. Enjoy the spectacular panorama of the crystal blue Pacific Ocean while savoring the island’s bounty.
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
Big Island : Keauhou
Serenity on Hawaii's leeward coast
What better way to experience Hawaii than through its mouthwatering flavors? Choose from a variety of restaurants at Sheraton Kona where culinary offerings are highlighted by locally grown ingredients, tropical fruits and fresh seafood. The resort’s Executive Chef Viktor Schmidt and his team delicately prepare and enhance each dish with indigenous products like Kona coffee, Hamakua mushrooms, Waimea greens and Mauna Loa’s macadamia nuts, bringing to your table a creative and mouthwatering interpretation of Hawaii’s multi-ethnic cuisine. Whether you prefer in-room dining or an ocean-side dinner, or an on the go breakfast at Keauhou Coffee Co. or a casual drink at our lobby’s Silversword Bar, Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa strives to ensure that every meal, every cocktail is as memorable as the setting.
Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
Big Island : Hilo
Bayfront resort surrounded by banyan trees
The legendary Hilo Hawaiian Hotel embodies the essence of the Hawaiian dream: beautiful locale at the foot of majestic Mauna Kea, juxtaposed to idyllic Hilo Bay; unparalleled Hawaiian hospitality buoyed with the “Aloha spirit;” a glimpse into the Hawaii of yester-yore when life was enjoyed with friends, family, music and ono (delicious) food. Perhaps nothing better exemplifies the spirit of the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel as the commitment by the hotel to epicurean excellence. The culinary team is championed by two culinary dignitaries, Chef Khamtan Tanhchaleun and Mr. Gregory Arianoff, Food & Beverage Director. Chef Tanhchaleun’s storied career has left an indelible and delectable imprint on some the world’s finest dining establishments: Michel’s at Colony Surf, the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the Halekulani Hotel and the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, to name a few. Chef Tanhchaleum’s gourmand vision is masterfully delivered by Mr. Gregory Arianoff. Mr. Arianoff’s food and beverage career has literally stretched the globe, most recently as the proprietor of a Las Vegas consulting company that helped create a number of award-winning restaurants in the highly competitive Las Vegas market. A visit to the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel is a must for any culinary enthusiast. Enjoy a taste of what makes Hilo, Hawaii one of the truly unique destinations in the world.
The St. Regis Princeville Resort
Kauai : Princeville
Luxury beachfront resort with breathtaking views
The St. Regis Princeville Resort continues to inspire the most devoted epicureans with four distinctive dining venues overlooking spectacular Hanalei Bay. Executive Chef Leanne Kamekona brings an instinctive culinary talent inspired by her island home. Leanne's culinary interests began while working in a family-owned grocery store in her hometown. “With our pristine weather and rich volcanic soil, Hawaii produces an amazing array of fresh produce”, says Kamekona. Combined with my passion for cooking, I am able to provide a unique experience for our guests reflective of the island’s heritage and culture.” Perched over the legendary surf, Kauai Grill provides a magnificent backdrop for the inspiration of Chef Jean -Georges Vongerichten’s French and Asian influenced cuisine. Masterfully executed by Chef Maxime Michaud, the St. Regis Princeville’s signature restaurant features innovative, world-class cuisine; utilizing the freshest fish and ingredients indigenous to Hawaii. Artfully blending St. Regis’ famed elegance, the dramatically designed interior of Kauai Grill features a rich palette of coco, ruby, leather, bronze and zebra woods evoking Hawaii’s luminous colors with a contemporary island motif. For those seeking a culinary experience of bespoke service in magnificent surroundings, the St. Regis Princeville is a place you may never leave.
Sheraton Kauai Resort
Kauai : Poipu
Poipu Beach resort with two pools, snorkeling
Sheraton Kauai Resort, overlooking the vast Pacific Ocean on the Kaua‘i’s south shore, offers an array of dining choices featuring the freshest of local flavors. Spearheaded by Executive Chef Roger Liang, Sheraton Kauai's enticing oceanfront dining elevates island cuisine through its exciting new restaurant, RumFire Poipu Beach. The uniquely crafted RumFire menu highlights local products from land and sea, with dishes ranging from tapas and small plates to wok-seared creations that feature the bounty of the islands. Crispy Shrimp Lumpia are whimsically delivered to the table on a size-10 rubber slipper, and the island’s local beef shines in RumFire’s signature A‘akukui Beef Sliders. Fresh-caught seafood such as ahi tuna and the fresh catch of the day is prepared to your liking with six preparation choices including grilled with pineapple citrus relish and seared with lemon Chardonnay cream. For dessert, flourless sea salt chocolate cake or the popular Crème Brûlée Cheesecake is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay
Oceanside resort overlooking the white-sand beach of Hulopoe Bay
Eat. Drink. Taste Lanai. Complete with a new look and new guest experiences, Four Seasons Resorts Lanai welcomed the new year with style, distinction and excitement. Included in the private Hawaiian island experiences are new restaurants, new flavors and new concepts to delight the palate - all with a focus on sustainability. Leading the way is the addition of acclaimed Chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa’s restaurant at Manele Bay. With the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop at Manele Bay, Nobu Lanai, showcases Nobu’s signature new-style Japanese cuisine, as well as new creations infusing local ingredients. In addition to Nobu Lanai, epicureans can delight their palates with an array of concepts at both resorts. Inspired by the island's radius - not to mention that a medium steak is grilled to perfection at 140 degrees, One Forty at Manele Bay offers an extensive steak and seafood dinner menu, infusing prime and wagyu beef, along with local Hawaiian catch, prepared to perfection. Heading up country, The Lodge at Koele’s new Dining Room menu, featuring 100 percent local and sustainable farm-to-table cuisine, infusing ingredients found throughout Hawaii.
Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
Maui : Wailea
Renowned all-suites resort on Polo Beach
The Fairmont Kea Lani was recently voted as the best resort on Maui for both dining and Hawaiian culture by the readers of Maui News. Ko, the hotel’s signature restaurant, was named “Best Resort Restaurant,” and “Best Plantation Cuisine.” The venue was also runner-up for the “Best Restaurant Overall” and “Best Chef” categories. In addition to the dining accolades, The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui was voted to have the “Best Hawaiian Cultural Program” by the island community. The title of “Best Resort Restaurant” follows a multi-million dollar renovation to Ko last fall. Ko, which translates to “sugarcane” in Hawaiian, showcases the diverse culinary history of the sugarcane plantation era, serving innovative Hawaiian, Chinese, Filipino, Portuguese, Korean, and Japanese dishes. The unique dining experience features island family recipes that have been passed down for generations and serves over 85% local ingredients. Since its reopening last April, Ko has also been honored with the title of Best Menu for a Small Planet by Maui No Ka ‘Oi Magazine. Executive Chef Tylun Pang was also named as The 2012 Friend of Agriculture by the Maui County Farm Bureau. The new Wailea hotspot offers nightly entertainment, a wine list with over 200 bottles, hand crafted signature cocktails and two daily fresh catch specials.
Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Maui : Wailea
Lavish resort with renowned spa, pools, and suites
Commandeering the culinary excellence at Grand Wailea is Executive Chef, Eric Faivre. Born, raised and trained in France, Chef Faivre combines his French cuisine roots with the big, “melting pot” flavors of Hawaii in the restaurants, special events, and Grand Wailea’s VIPs. There are several hidden “gems” nestled throughout Grand Wailea’s gardens that play a role in making the cuisine shine including its Rooftop Honey. Located on the rooftop of the resort, Grand Wailea is home to seven beehives that produce 7- of honey each month. Chef Faivre works with a local beekeeper and the landscaping director to maintain the apiary, process the honey, and utilize it in all the restaurants. The rooftop kiawe-white honey is incorporated in all of the restaurants’ menus to varying degrees - from the mango granola parfait with mango, orange, banana, toasted granola and rooftop honey; black lava-salted prawns with rooftop honey spaghetti squash and sake buerre rouge; chocolate buttermilk panna cotta with walnut lace tuille and rooftop honey and cracked pepper macerated berries; white chocolate and rooftop honey mousse with sour cherry compote and almond streusel to the daily aioli that is served as an accompaniment with the Maui onion and taro rolls at the restaurants - and many more!
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
Maui : Kaanapali
Showplace of pools, tropical birds and lush gardens.
Part of the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa’s extensive $21 million transformation that included the complete renovation of all guestrooms and the lobby entrance, Japengo is a sexy and sophisticated dining destination with spectacular panoramic views of the ocean and surrounding islands. Drawing on Hawaii’s freshest, locally-grown products, coupled with exotic ingredients from neighboring Pacific Rim countries, Japengo creates a culinary adventure showcasing modern Asian-inspired flavors with Hawaiian flair. Winner of the 2012 Maui No Ka Oi Magazine Silver Aipono award for Best New Restaurant, Japengo’s Korean seafood pancake with kimchee, Kona lobster, crab and shrimp melds Pacific Rim flavors to create a true original, while curry-dusted calamari puts a worldly spin on the classic pupu. Noodles, Fry Time and Daredevil Dining are all trends represented on Japengo’s noteworthy menu, with China Town chow fun, Singapore chili crab, and eel and avocado, respectively.
Oahu : Waikiki
World-famous jewel on the beach at Waikiki
Halekulani, or house befitting heaven in Hawaiian, lives up to its name, offering an oasis of tranquility for more than a century. Enjoy unforgettable cuisine at three award-winning restaurants where chefs create one-of-a-kind dishes from Hawaii's freshest, most delectable ingredients. Each of Halekulani's three restaurants offers its own distinct style amid stunning views of the sea. Select from the elegant La Mer, Hawaii's longest recognized Five-Diamond Restaurant serving Neo-classic French cuisine expertly crafted and served amid majestic ocean views; Orchids, a casually elegant oceanfront restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner amidst an abundance of brightly-colored tropical orchids, and giving guests a choice of GMO-free dishes; House Without A Key, our popular indoor/outdoor gathering spot for informal breakfast, lunch, cocktails, appetizers and entertainment under the century-old Kiawe tree; Lewers Lounge, a great stop for fabulous cocktails, tempting appetizers and desserts, and live entertainment; or Afternoon Tea at the Veranda, one of the most time-honored activities in Hawaii with a wide selection of international teas, coffees, and freshly-baked cakes and pastries. Executive Chef Vikram Garg guides the restaurants’ culinary vision as well as the menus for In Room Dining and Banquets. Classically trained in French, Mediterranean and Southeast Asian cuisine, Garg uses only the finest natural and local ingredients together with homemade Indian spice rubs and mixes to demonstrate his bold culinary vision and passion for international cuisine. Halekulani: Oahu’s most prestigious resort presents the perfect setting for the discerning traveler.
The Kahala Hotel and Resort
Oahu : Waikiki
Famed beachfront getaway, popular with celebrities
The Kahala Hotel & Resort boosts a culinary team unequaled in the islands for creativity and consistently excellent products, under the direction of General Manager Roseann Grippo and managed by Executive Chef Wayne Hirabayashi. The team has embraced farm- to- table practices featuring local products which are being sustainably farmed. The hotel has been recognized for its "green" practices which include on-site herb gardens. Award-winning dining options include Plumeria Beach House and Hoku's, which feature seaside dining for fabulous weekend brunches, fine a la carte dining, Grand Experience Chef's Table dinners, and Bounty of the Seven Seas dinner buffet with changing port of call weekly. The Veranda Lounge recently launched a new cocktail and globally-inspired snack and light bite menu. Relax in this romantic, plantation-style lounge, overlooking the Dolphin Lagoon and enjoy traditional afternoon tea which includes your choice of Harney & Sons Tea or 100% Kona Peaberry coffee with pastries. Kahala's culinary program include periodic cooking classes at The Kahala Cooking School, winemaker dinners featuring Hawaii grown products paired with wines from around the world, annual Food & Wine Festival, and monthly specialty menus in the restaurants. In February 2013, The Kahala will open Arancino at The Kahala, a new Napoli-style Italian eatery.
The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort
Oahu : Waikiki
The Pink Palace of the Pacific that made Waikiki famous
For the chefs of The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort, exceptional preparation and exquisite presentation is paramount, demanding attention and commitment of the highest level. Every meal is an occasion to remember. Whether dining under the stars in a private beachfront cabana, watching the sunset while sipping an organic cocktail at the Mai Tai Bar or enjoying fresh seafood at the jewel-toned Azure Restaurant, The Royal Hawaiian will showcase continental classics and contemporary Hawaiian cuisines that draw inspiration from the ocean's daily bounty and locally grown ingredients. For casual dining, the breezy Surf Lanai Restaurant features light breakfast and lunch menus of American fare and island cuisine. Additionally, The Royal Hawaiian Luau - Aha'Aina is an epicurean journey through time every Monday evening from 5:30pm to 9:00pm. With an array of cuisines you will find plenty to satisfy your every craving. Enjoy The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort, and all that we have to offer.
Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa
Oahu : Waikiki
Meticulously restored historic resort
From sublime fine dining menus to sumptuous afternoon tea, the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, promises your every meal will be as memorable as the Victorian elegance that surrounds you. From traditional Hawaiian cuisine and contemporary island favorites to fresh seafood and American classics, you will find plenty of options to satisfy your every craving. Consider starting your day with a delightful breakfast buffet at the veranda at the beachouse. Today, the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa continues this elegant tradition with the return of Afternoon Tea on the veranda at the beachhouse serving a variety of fine teas, accompanied by a selection of delicious finger sandwiches, scones and delicate pastries. Reserve a dinner table at our signature restaurant, beachhouse at the moana, serving the finest steaks and vibrant island-inspired seafood - modern classics utilizing Hawaii's fresh produce and ingredients.
The MODERN Honolulu
Oahu : Waikiki
Contemporary Oahu hotel near Ala Moana Center
Featuring a vibrant mix of sophisticated organic cuisine and alluring nightlife, The MODERN Honolulu is a collection of innovative and fresh experiences. The hotel is home to Morimoto Waikiki, which daily serves guests the culinary delights of Chef Masaharu Morimoto, known to millions as the star of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America. Guests can further tempt their taste buds with the hotels poolside restaurants and bars overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The MODERN Honolulu isn’t limited to gourmet pleasures. A cosmopolitan lifestyle hotel, The MODERN Honolulu’s progressive luxury is unrivaled in Hawaii. We fuse sleek, stylish spaces, personalized service and an alluring atmosphere to captivate the five senses – seeing, touching, tasting, hearing, smelling – while inspiring the heart and mind. Guests can choose to lounge in a poolside bed, rejuvenate at The Spa, or indulge in all that Oahu has to offer – luxury shopping, beaches, nature. At The MODERN Honolulu, we invite guests to make the most of every moment with us.
Waikiki Parc Hotel
Oahu : Waikiki
Intimate hotel steps from Waikiki Beach
Waikiki Parc Hotel’s contemporary and sophisticated guest experience is enthused with bold, sensual design, spectacular Nobu Waikiki cuisine, and a revitalized sense-of-place, all of which redefine traditional luxury. The hotel partnered with master Chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa to open Nobu Waikiki, an eclectic mix of the finest Japanese cuisine and exotic flavors. The stunning restaurant offers a full-service sushi bar and private dining area for special events. World renowned for its award winning innovative "New Style" Japanese cuisine, Nobu continues to offer savvy diners across the globe a culinary adventure. Nobu Waikiki is yet another canvas for Chef Nobu Matsuhisa to display his legendary dishes, such as Black Cod with Miso and Yellowtail Jalapeno. The David Rockwell designed, 7,500 square-foot restaurant is nestled in the perennially hip and centrally located Waikiki Parc Hotel. Nobu Waikiki stays true to the Nobu brand featuring décor that includes sea urchin-inspired chandeliers, and scorched ash tables in conjunction with rich hues and soft lighting to create an intimate and elegant atmosphere. Nobu Waikiki includes a lounge, full-service sushi bar and private dining areas for special events. An unforgettable dining experience – just another reason to stay at Waikiki Parc Hotel.