chocolate

Omiyage: Max Brenner

During my last visit to Las Vegas, I saw that Max Brenner would be opening in the Caesars Palace Forum Shops. When I started planning my trip, the first thing I told Melissa Chang was, “We gotta go to Max…

Dinner & dessert at Caesars Palace

Since Las Vegas is quite spread out and traffic can get hairy, it’s usually best to group the things you want to do in one spot each time you get out. In this case, Brooke, Ed, and I hung out…

Hawaii: In Real Life at Padovani’s Chocolates

Are handmade chocolates really more special than mass-produced ones? What goes into making them? In this week’s episode of Hawaii: In Real Life, I went to Padovani’s Chocolates in Dole Cannery to learn more about the handmade confections.The man himself,…

Visiting the Waialua cacao farm

My friend Dan Nakasone has his hand on the pulse of everything that’s happening in Hawaii agriculture, and always tells me about the latest and greatest developments around the state. So when he told me the amazing story behind Dole…