Weekend Gourmet's 10 Favorite Kitchen Things

Post Christmas … I hope you had a wonderful time with family and friends and I hope Santa brought everyone lots of nice things for your kitchen!!

I was fortunate enough to recieve some great items from my dear husband and son. A cookbook, the quintessential Julia Child volume: Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Wonder [...]

Kailua Eats: Formaggio Grill & Wine Bar

When I heard a wine bar and bistro was opening in Kailua, I was happy. No, I was ecstatic. After spending 15 years in the SF Bay Area, you get pretty used to fine dining and great wine lists.  So Formaggio came on the scene and my reviews are mixed. Why?

First, it is expensive.  Not French [...]

Kailua Eats: Kalapawai Cafe

Other than the Mokulua Islands off of Lanikai Beach, there is probably no more prolific spot in Kailua than the Kalapawai Market. Located on South Kalaheo Avenue, and a short hop from Kailua Beach and Beach Park, the Kalapawai Market has been serving patrons since 1932. It’s owner, Don Dymond, has definitely done the market [...]

Rum Fizzle: The Sheraton Waikiki’s RumFire

This weekend, I spent some time in Waikiki and one of the highlights of the trip was supposed to have been dinner at RUMFIRE at the Sheraton Waikiki. Prior to opening, RumFire was touted as the newest and most exciting place for delicious food in a long time. They stole the Executive Sous Chef Colin [...]

A Royal Lu’au

Yesterday, I had the privilege of a sneak preview of the renovations at the famed Pink Palace of the Pacific – the Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Waikiki Beach. For those of you who don’t know the Royal, it is one of the oldest and most prolific hotels in Hawaii. Built in 1927, in the Spanish [...]