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Download PDF (Honolulu, HI)— Since 1998, Big Island Abalone has established itself as a premium abalone producer and distributor throughout the world market including Hawaii, the U.S. mainland, Japan, and China. Starting January 1, 2018, Big Island Abalone will begin operations under its new owner, Kowa Premium Foods Hawaii Corporation. With Mr. Hiroki Kanamori as the new CEO of Big Island Abalone, Mr. Hiroshi Arai will continue as Senior Advisor under the new ownership. Kowa Premium Foods Hawaii Corporation wishes to expand Big Island Abalone’s business while continuing to engage in the production and sales of its brand, Kona Abalone. Abalone sales will remain at the famed KCC Famer’s […]
Download PDF here HOLIDAY COUNTDOWN: DEAN & DELUCA Hawaii Offers a -Exclusive Selection (Honolulu, HI)— DEAN & DELUCA at Royal Hawaiian Center celebrated its grand opening on November 8, with a highly-anticipated bang. Around half an hour before its public opening, a line of eager customers formed in front of the shop and to this day, the crowds had yet to stop. Their main purchase? The Hawaii-exclusive items, especially the totes. Gift Sets DEAN & DELUCA got the message loud and clear: shoppers are looking for exclusive, gift-able items and now there is a holiday-exclusive version available until the end of the month. Enter the Holiday Gift Crates and […]
download PDF here 53 By The Sea has established itself as the defacto black-tie New Year’s Eve destination with extravagant themes to match. This year, the restaurant plans to ring in 2018 with “Monte Carlo Casino Night.” Located on the Kaka`ako waterfront, 53 By The Sea is the perfect backdrop for stepping out of the laidback, casual Honolulu lifestyle and into another world. This year’s event is an ode to the glamorous, high-roller lifestyle of Monte Carlo as featured in James Bond films. The evening will feature theme-appropriate trappings, complimentary champagne toast and a balloon drop at midnight. Reminiscent of a scene in a Bond movie, the bar at 53 […]
Download PDF here (Honolulu, HI)— At this point, it should be no surprise that Hawaiian Aroma Caffé is ready to take over the world starting with Waikiki. With three locations in Honolulu—two in Waikiki, one in the business district of Downtown—Hawaiian Aroma Caffé is ready to nearly double to their collection of artisan chic Italian-style cafés with two additional locations in Waikiki. The first of the two will open early December at OHANA® Waikiki East by Outrigger in the former Kimo Bean location on the second floor. The Kaiulani Avenue-facing stairway entrance leads up to a comfortable 1,300-sqft space in-line with its signature surf-inspired, retro-chic, open-aired venue that shines with owners Jonathan and Mor Rotmensch’s impeccable […]
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 […]