January 2011


Padovani's Back!  New Padovani's Grill, Honolulu

January 31, 2011

Padovani's Back! New Padovani's Grill, Honolulu

Phillipe Padovani (of Padovani's Chocolates fame) has resurrected the L'Uraku-Elua-Sapori location on Kapiolani as his new Padovani's Grill. Read more »

Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Randy Ching Joins Chef Mavro, currently Honolulu's home of truffles

January 28, 2011

Randy Ching Joins Chef Mavro, currently Honolulu's home of truffles

Halekulani's former sommelier, Randy Ching, has joined Chef Mavro, where the the new menu is truffle heaven, all the way to dessert. Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 28, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Sausage king Bruce Aidells to hold charcuterie class at Kapiolani Community College, Feb. 21

January 27, 2011

Sausage king Bruce Aidells to hold charcuterie class at Kapiolani Community College, Feb. 21

Chefs, get your charcuterie on! In Febuary, Bruce Aidells will give a class in charcuterie at KCC. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Grand Opening: Il Lupino, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki

January 26, 2011

Grand Opening: Il Lupino, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki

Wolfgang Zweiner's new Waikiki Italian restaurant threw itself a grand opening last night, with chef Nick Sayada in the kitchen. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Sam Choy Returns to Big Island with a new restaurant, Sam Choy's Kai Lanai

January 25, 2011

Sam Choy Returns to Big Island with a new restaurant, Sam Choy's Kai Lanai

Chef Sam Choy returns to the Big Island with a new Keauhou restaurant, Sam Choy's Kai Lanai. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


 Relaxed and seriously tasty: James Beard Dinner, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel

January 24, 2011

Relaxed and seriously tasty: James Beard Dinner, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel

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. Read more »

Posted on Monday, January 24, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


In the kitchen with Michael Symon and Jonathan Waxman, James Beard Celebrity Chef Dinner, Mauna Lani

January 22, 2011

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. Read more »

Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


In the Cocktail Kitchen: Backstage at the James Beard Event at the Mauna Lani Hotel, Big Island

January 21, 2011

In the Cocktail Kitchen: Backstage at the James Beard Event at the Mauna Lani Hotel, 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. Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 21, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Alan Wong Farmers Dinner with Richard Ha, Jan. 26

January 20, 2011

Alan Wong Farmers Dinner with Richard Ha, Jan. 26

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. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Grand Opening: Jade Dynasty, Ala Moana Center

January 19, 2011

Grand Opening: Jade Dynasty, Ala Moana Center

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. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


About This Column

From five-star restaurants to hidden holes-in-the-wall, Biting Commentary will let you know what’s hot and what’s not. Find out the latest restaurant news—who’s opening, who’s closing, which chef is moving on, where the great special dinners are. Discover the best menu items, fabulous wines, stunning cocktails, hand-crafted beers. Be the first to hear about upcoming food events and festivals.

Food editor Martha Cheng graduated from Wellesley College with degrees in Computer Science and English. She's a former line cook, food truck owner, Peace Corps volunteer and Google techie. Follow her on Twitter @marthacheng.



 

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