Luxury Hawaii : Luxury Hawaii 2017
BAR ACUDA Share tapas-style meals inspired by chef and owner Jim Moffat’s Mediterranean travels and his award-winning San Francisco restaurants at this Hanalei hotspot. Visit restaurantbaracuda.com BEACH HOUSE RESTAURANT Dine on everything from an organic kale salad to the signature cream pie as you take in the sunset at this fine dining oceanfront restaurant, co-owned by chef and Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine co-founder Peter Merriman, at Kōloa. Fish is sourced directly from Island fisherman, while its beef and coffee comes from neighbouring ranches. Visit the-beach-house.com EATING HOUSE 1849 Award-winning chef Roy Yamaguchi blends the simple flavours of a plantation town with modern haute cuisine at this restaurant at The Shops at Kukui-ula, at Po‘ipū on the South Shore. Its name pays homage to restaurateur Peter Fernandez, who opened one of the first restaurants in Hawai‘i called the Eating House in the mid-1800s serving food soruced from local farmers, ranchers, foragers and fishermen. Visit eatinghouse1849.com GAYLORD’S RESTAURANT Diners sit on a balcony centred around the original manor’s courtyard at this restaurant on the grounds of the Kilohana Plantation. It has a focus on fresh seasonal ingredients, with much of the produce and herbs used in dishes and cocktails sourced from the estate’s own sustainable farm. Visit gaylordskauai.com JO2 RESTAURANT French chef Jean-Marie Josselin fuses influences from her homeland, Japanese cooking styles and ingredients inspired by Hawai‘i’s multicultural population with Kaua‘i-grown heirloom vegetables and fresh seafood at this Kapa‘a restaurant. Visit www.jotwo.com KAUAI GRILL Soak up the views over Hanalei Bay and Bali Hai while tasting dishes by acclaimed French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten at this contemporary restaurant at St. Regis Princeville Resort and Spa. The decor includes a fabric ceiling in the shape of a nautilus shell which is lit at night and a hand-crafted fibre optic and ruby glass chandelier. Visit kauaigrill.com MERRIMAN’S FISH HOUSE Chef-owner Peter Merriman serves food grown or caught locally and sustainably at this casual yet elegant eatery in an old plantation-style building, at Po‘ipū on the South Shore. Visit merrimanshawaii.com/fish-house PLANTATION GARDENS RESTAURANT AND BAR On the site of Hawai‘i’s first sugar plantation, the refurbished building that houses this restaurant at Kiahuna Plantation Resort at Po‘ipū was once the estate manager’s home. Its decor includes Brazilian cherry-wood floors, woven bamboo tables and ceiling fans. Diners can sit on the balcony and enjoy Pacific Rim cuisine with organically grown herbs and vegetables. Visit pgrestaurant.com RED SALT Kaua‘i-born and raised chef Noelani Planas, who has worked at Michelin-starred restaurants in Las Vegas and also the celebrated Kauai Grill, serves contemporary Hawaiian cuisine at this award- winning restaurant at Ko‘a Kea Hotel & Resort. Signature dishes include the vanilla bean-seared mahi mahi, ahi tartare, lobster gnocchi and the Red Salt burger topped with pineapple, foie gras and lobster. Visit meritagecollection.com TIDEPOOLS Overlooking a lagoon filled with koi at the base of a waterfall at the Grand Hyatt Kauai, diners at Tidepools sit in thatched-roof bungalows and dine on dishes prepared by chef de cuisine Kevin Horan, who previously served as sous chef at the Michelin-starred Guy Savoy in Las Vegas. Visit kauai.grand.hyatt.com EATING OUT ON KAUA‘I LUXURY HAWAI‘I 31 Ahi tartare from Red Salt.
Luxury Hawaii 2018