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…

22nd Annual Kona Brewers Festival Returns

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” The annual event indulges craft beer connoisseurs by tapping 72 types of ales and lagers, dished up alongside a bounty of island-style cuisine from 36 Hawai‘i Island chefs and top restaurants. On Saturday, March 11, over 4,000 happy…

Red Water Cafe Dedicated to the Enjoyment of Fine Food

When Executive Chef David Abrahams stepped outside his newly opened restaurant in 2010 and started hanging up his shingle, he started a traffic jam in the quaint town of Waimea. “I was hanging the Red Water Cafe sign out front and drivers started slamming on their breaks,” said Abrahams. “People were yelling ‘Oh my God,…