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Download PDF here GOURMET TAKEOUT IN WAIKIKI: DEAN & DELUCA Opens New Grab-n-Go Concept at Royal Hawaiian Center (Honolulu, HI)— DEAN & DELUCA opens its second location at Royal Hawaiian Center on November 8, in the form of a love note to Hawaii. Featuring Hawaii’s traditional plantation style aesthetics complete with louvers, hand-painted fixtures, and DEAN & DELUCA original Hawaii-exclusive merchandise, this grab-and-go concept heavily features local-style takeout lunches for visitors looking for a quick, high-quality bite. Synonymous with luxury gourmet goods, the business first opened its doors in SoHo, New York over 40 years ago by Giorgio DeLuca and Joel Dean. The concept of a European-style gourmet experience […]
Download PDF here A NEW CASUAL ITALIAN EATERY IN WAIKIKI: WDI International Launches Appetito Craft Pizza & Wine Bar in Soft Opening (Honolulu, HI)— Kuhio Avenue is gaining yet another new gourmet concept, and it’s bound to be popular amongst, well, everyone. The soft opening of Appetito Craft Pizza & Wine Bar at OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger is November 1, 2017, with a grand opening slated for December 2017. Skilled chefs will captivate guests as they enjoy the magic unfold in the open kitchen, ran by Chef de Cuisine Naomi Ito. Regional Executive Chef Hiroyuki “Hiro” Mimura of Taormina Sicilian Cuisine has overseen the new menu alongside […]
Download PFD here TERRACE RENEWAL: Sakura Terrace Unveils New Menu (Honolulu, HI)— They say all good things come in threes and with the completion of a renewed dining room and sparkling new sushi counter to match comes the inevitable main menu revamp at Sakura Terrace. The new menu features a customizable teishoku (dinner set) where customers are free to select a combination of any two ala carté menu items. The teishoku includes a side dish, rice, miso soup, house salad, and pickles. “Over the past six years, Sakura Terrace has been loved as a Japanese restaurant—not just for the food and for the value of our high-quality menu,” says […]
Download PDF here THE HOLIDAY COUNTDOWN BEGINS: Kulu Kulu Cake to Begin Christmas Cake and Osechi Cake Pre-order (Honolulu, HI)— Kulu Kulu Cake has established itself as the go-to pastry shop for “Japanese” cakes and desserts, including seasonal treats that have become popular enough to warrant a pre-order. This year, the Japanese Christmas Cakes à la Kulu Kulu Cake are each topped with holiday decorations and a chocolate sign that says “Merry Christmas.” The cakes will come in six variations including, 1. Strawberry Shortcake, limited to 200 orders The Signature Japanese Christmas Cake and is $38 (6”), $48 (7”), and $56 (8”). 2. Chocolate Cake, limited to […]
Download PDF here WE’VE ARRIVED AT FIVE! Kulu Kulu Celebrates its Five-Year Anniversary (Honolulu, HI)— October 25, 2017, marks five years since Kulu Kulu Cake first opened its doors in Hawaii, but it feels like the locally adored pastry shop has been around for much longer. First opened at the old Shirokiya at Ala Moana Center, the brand’s original efforts of becoming everyone’s go-to bakery for after school treats to weddings, first birthdays to holidays has been highly successful. With three stores opened within the past five years, including two in Waikiki, the pastry shop is known for its delicious roll cakes, Diamond Head puffs, and signature […]
DOWNLOAD PDF HERE IT’S THAT NINJA MAGIC: Nin Nin at Waikiki Yokocho Debuts Pink Curry (Honolulu, HI)— Curry is one of those dishes that can be indulged in many forms from soupy to dry, over rice, with naan bread, or noodles. However, it’s rare to image curry as pink, yet that’s precisely what Nin Nin has done. Nin Nin opened in January of this year within Waikiki Yokocho Gourmet Alley at Waikiki Shopping Plaza. Chef Shohei Nakamura comes to Hawaii with Michelin star-training in France, adopting his French learned techniques to the Nin Nin kitchen. His signature dishes, a Japanese-style “Ninja Curry” and “Kunoichi” soup curry, use over 25 […]