Lunch and Linger at the Hawaiian Vanilla Company

Living in paradise, it’s easy to overlook some of the unique venues marketed to visitors and stick to our regular luncheon spots. But occasionally, we venture out of our self-imposed boxes and try something new and exciting. For those ready to experience something spectacular and mouthwateringly delicious, the Hawaiian Vanilla Company, tucked away in the little…

Taste the Flavors of Hawaiʻi
 at Roy’s Waikoloa

Keahole Mochi Lobster Buy it with thought and cook it with care. This is something Jennifer Hamilton, executive chef at Roy’s Waikoloa, practices daily in her culinary journey. One of the island’s most prestigious and delicious restaurants, Roy’s Waikoloa is lucky to host this talented food master who finds her inspiration from nature and the…

Culinary Seduction at Le Jules Verne, Paris

Discretely nestled within the Eiffel Tower is a Michelin-starred restaurant offering not only exquisite dining, but dramatic experiences from start to finish. From the time guests enter through security at the South Pillar of the Eiffel Tower and are escorted into a hidden, windowed elevator, it’s an experience uniquely Parisian. Over 400 feet above the Paris…

Foster’s Kitchen: Fresh, Local Comfort Food

Kona residents Jeff and Sarah Foster are dreamers with a mission. After 17 years of working in Kona’s restaurant industry, the couple saw an opportunity to make their dream of owning their own dining establishment come true and set out to make it a reality. Jeff relocated to the Big Island as the managing partner for…

The Koa Table – Good Food for Good People

Twenty-eight-year-old Philip “Ippy” Aiona is everyone’s favorite son on Hawai‘i Island. The youngest person to be featured on “Food Network Star,” the chef was also featured in Forbes as one of 2012’s “Best 30 Under 30.” Aiona recently opened his new restaurant, The Koa Table at the Kings’ Shops in Waikoloa, where he hopes to…