Farm to Foodie: Hawaii’s Hottest Culinary News

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Got foodies heading to the Aloha State this spring and beyond? 

Travel Agent breaks down the hottest culinary events worth pitching to Hawaii-bound clients.

Celebrating the abundance and variety of quality ingredients and produce on Maui, Japengo in the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa recently announced its 2017 Maui Tastemakers Series featuring new flavors and local partners, and more dining experiences than past years. Because of the series’ popularity, Japengo is now offering a Maui Tastemakers menu every Friday in May, July and every other month thereafter. 


The Shops at Kukuiula recently welcomed its latest addition to the south shore Kauai dining experience, The Lanai Restaurant and Bar. Featuring a selection of modern island-inspired cuisine, sourced from high-quality ingredients, the restaurant’s specialties include stuffed acorn squash, miso baked mahimahi, an Angus beef burger with brie, and a refined island-style loco moco.


One of the most buzzed about new restaurants on Oahu, Senia represents a shared culinary vision influenced by the individual cultural experiences and culinary backgrounds of Hawaii-born chef Chris Kajioka and U.K. chef Anthony Rush. Senia features Kajioka’s and Rush’s takes on regional American cuisine, showcasing their diverse cooking styles with a menu of dishes exploring and celebrating Hawaii’s abundance of fresh, high-quality ingredients. 


The Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay’s new Holoholo Market is scheduled for completion in quarter two of 2017 on the island of Hawaii. The store’s open market concept will specialize in grab-and-go sandwiches, snacks, salads, cold and hot drinks, and an espresso bar. Open from 6 a.m. to midnight daily, Holoholo Market will offer guests a modern convenience for food and beverage.

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