Beefeater's master distiller, Desmond Payne, flew in from London to debut his new gin, Beefeaters 24, at a glittering cocktail party, lobby bar, Waikiki Edition.
On Feb. 11, Peter Merriman is opening his most casual restaurant yet: Monkeypod Kitchen, in Wailea, Maui.
Phillipe Padovani (of Padovani's Chocolates fame) has resurrected the L'Uraku-Elua-Sapori location on Kapiolani as his new Padovani's Grill.
Halekulani's former sommelier, Randy Ching, has joined Chef Mavro, where the the new menu is truffle heaven, all the way to dessert.
Chefs, get your charcuterie on! In Febuary, Bruce Aidells will give a class in charcuterie at KCC.
Wolfgang Zweiner's new Waikiki Italian restaurant threw itself a grand opening last night, with chef Nick Sayada in the kitchen.
Chef Sam Choy returns to the Big Island with a new Keauhou restaurant, Sam Choy's Kai Lanai.
Celebrity chefs Michael Symon and Jonathan Waxman cook up six great courses at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel James Beard Celebrity Chef dinner. All relaxed and family style.
In the kitchen with Michael Symon and Jonathan Waxman, James Beard Celebrity Chef Dinner, Mauna Lani
With only four hours to go until the James Beard Celebrity Chef dinner, Michael Symon and Jonathan Waxman are laboring in the kitchen, where the mood and the food are both great. At the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, Kohala Coast, Big Island.
We found national award-winning mixologist Manny Hinojosa prepping for tonight's cocktail gala for the James Beard Celebrity Chef tour. He immediately put us to work. At the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, Big Island.
Hot tomato! Richard Ha of Hamakua Springs Farms flies over from the Big Island to join Alan Wong for a Farmers Series dinner, Jan. 26.
The new Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant opened last night at Ala Moana Center. Or how I went to a Chinese restaurant opening and ended up eating pizza.