#HFWF13: Reason to go—Floyd Cardoz

Gosh, seems like yesterday that I was mashed in with hundreds of small-plate-grabbing people in the narrow strip of deck around the Modern (then Edition) pool, for the first Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. And now the third one is fast approaching. As much as I dislike elbow-in-face public feeding frenzies (they really bring out the worst in what I assume are human beings), looks … Continue reading #HFWF13: Reason to go—Floyd Cardoz

Meet Vikram Garg

Vikram Garg prepares to toast a spice.It’s not often that a new cooking talent comes to town (aside from the chefs at the battery of Japanese spots constantly opening), and boy have we received a big one. Last month the Halekulani had a press event in the kitchen of La Mer—a meet-n-taste with the hotel’s new executive chef Vikram Garg.

I thought: Didn’t I get a press release back in October announcing his appointment? During that time chef Garg has been getting settled, finding his sources, learning about the Hawai‘i culinary vernacular. And this little coming out party had everyone asking: When will new Garg menus be unveiled? Continue reading “Meet Vikram Garg”