Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sous Vide Kauai No Ka ‘Oi

Posted on June 27, 2014 by admin

I recently had the opportunity to go to Kauai along with my Sous Chef Noel Gomes as part of the Hawaii Culinary Education Foundation (HCEF) chef mentoring program. We did a sous vide class for 35 students in the culinary arts program at Kauai Community College. Sous vide has a really impressive tradition in top kitchens around the world. Chef Georges Pralus pioneered sous vide as a way of cooking foie gras at the Michelin three star restaurant, Troisgros in France. That ... Read more

Wine Dinner Down Under

Posted on June 04, 2014 by admin

I’m excited to have Oliver Powrie, company viticulturist with Villa Maria winery join us for our upcoming wine dinner on Monday, June 16. “Ollie” is based in Hawkes Bay, the oldest of several wine growing areas in New Zealand. That area is well known for its Bordeaux blends, one of which we’ll be featuring. Villa Maria also operates in the Marlborough region where the Sauvignon Blanc is probably the best known New Zealand wine internationally. Villa Maria has t... Read more