Chai Chaowasaree

Hawaiian Airlines launches featured chef series

  The Hawaiian Airlines featured chefs with Chai Chaowasaree (center), from left: Jon Matsubara, Andrew Le, Lee Anne Wong, Wade Ueoka, and Sheldon Simeon. Photo by Rae Huo. Hawaiian Airlines kicked off its new featured chef program yesterday, where inflight meals created…

Did this: Hennessy pairing at Chai’s

I always love the chance to see how new wines and spirits pair with different foods, so when Sten Lilja of Moet Hennessy — who presented a cognac dinner earlier this year — came back to Honolulu, I had to…

Party pics: Chefs for Hope

Almost 1,000 people turned out for Chefs For Hope, a benefit event to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, with 100 percent of ticket sales donated to the Salvation Army’s Haiyan Relief Fund. Chef Chai Chaowasaree spearheaded the effort…

Did this: Chef Chai’s grand opening

After 15 years at Aloha Tower, chef Chai Chaowasaree has reinvented himself with a new restaurant, a new(ish) menu, and a new look, adding to the upscale healthy choices along Kapiolani Boulevard. Chef Chai, now open in the Pacifica, is…

Flavors under the Hawaiian sky

Chefs and eaters alike know that an invitation to cook at the famed James Beard House don’t come every day. Beard was — and still is — an icon in American cuisine, having mentored generations of professional chefs and food…

Did this: Streets of Asia

Hundreds of people braved Waikiki construction traffic Thursday evening and paid $200 a head to attend the first night of the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. The first event of the three-day festival was Streets of Asia: Morimoto and Friends.…

Did this: Lei Day for Japan

Lei Day for Japan ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 27 By Mari TaketaNonstopAloha Tower Marketplace last night: Like no other night before. jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('b38ba081711628b45c5f6b0257aac83d', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); });