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Tasting Kauai – The Vision

Aloha Tasting Kauai Family! I’m Dr. Addison Bulosan, the new owner of Tasting Kauai. It’s been quite a journey with Tasting Kauai the last 4 years since meeting Marta and Dan. I moved back home to Kauai in 2014 and I’ve been following @TastingKauai since 2013 on Instagram in awe of all the amazing food and collaboration happening. I made it a point to go out of my way to try and meet the person behind it all as I wanted to eat tasty food and learn more about how our food is made here on Kauai. My dear cousin, Wes Perreira is good friends with Marta and setup a lunch with us so we could meet. Since day one I have been in awe of all the things Marta and Dan does for our island, Kauai.  As the Tasting…

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July 17, 2018

Dine Out for Kauai's Farmers

  Seared ahi and squid ink aioli at The Lanai. Daniel Lane photo The Shops at Kukuiula is hosting “Dine Out For Kauai’s Farmers,” a restaurant week event happening May 23-29, 2018.  Each participating restaurant will offer special prix fixe menus, and a portion of those proceeds will go to the Kauai Relief and Recovery Fund…

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May 19, 2018

Kauai Flood Update

The bridge over Wailua River during the Kauai flood. Photo texted to me by Judy Carpentina of Haole Girl Island Sweets. Many visitors want a Kauai flood update. Indeed, last weekend’s flood prompted some of our guests to call and ask if our food tours are still operating, specifically on the north shore. The answer is yes. We…

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April 23, 2018

Ocean Aid Hawaii Debuts in Waikiki

CeeLo Green has five Grammy Awards, a BET Award, a Billboard Award, and a Brit Award. Photo courtesy of Ocean Aid Hawaii. Ocean Aid Hawaii, a benefit concert, debuts in Honolulu on Sunday, April 30 with the goal of eradicating plastic pollution from the ocean. The outdoor music and arts festival with the motto “Love…

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April 12, 2017

Hukilau Lanai Partners with Monterey Seafood Watch

Ron and Krissi Miller of Hukilau Lanai. Daniel Lane photo Hukilau Lanai recently announced a formal partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program, committing to serve only seafood caught or farmed in ocean-friendly ways. Hukilau Lanai is the first restaurant on Kauai and only the second restaurant in the State of Hawaii to…

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February 7, 2017

Hawaii's Farmers Need Our Help

Growing tomatoes at Kauai Glory Farms. Daniel Lane photo A note to our residents from our friends at Hawaii Farmers Union United: We are now into the part of the 2017 legislative session where your participation as a citizen of the great state of Hawaii is requested and appreciated. This message is requesting you take a…

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January 30, 2017

100 Ocean Friendly Restaurants in Hawaii

The only toes-in-the-sand dining on Kauai is at Lava Lava Beach Club. Daniel Lave photo. In less than nine months, the Surfrider Foundation and its coalition of partners have certified more than 100 Ocean Friendly Restaurants in Hawaii. This statewide program, which kicked off on Earth Day 2016, recognizes restaurants leading the way in environmental…

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January 13, 2017

GMO Free Kauai

Lopaka Baptista supports a GMO-free Kauai. Daniel Hashimoto photo From GMO Free Kauai: “Aloha GMO Free ohana, Here is the link to the 100+ page report released this morning. This report includes some great maps, including the GMO experimental corn within the Kauai Coffee fields in Eleele. Mahalo to those who served on this lengthy,…

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March 10, 2016

Tasting Kauai’s Main Ingredient

Connecting Maris Manzano (in black), owner of Verde restaurant in Kapaa with North Shore avocado farmer, Linda Yoshii (in magenta). Guests meet Maris during our Short Order Kauai Food Tour. Daniel Lane photo When people learn what I do for a living, their first response is something like, “Wow! That sounds amazing! You are so…

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January 20, 2016

Sheraton Kauai's Table 53 Hits $100,000 Milestone

Pele’s Passion at RumFire. Daniel Lane photo. Sheraton Kauai Resort announces that over $100,000 has been donated to benefit the Kauai community through the resort’s Table 53 charity program since its inception in October 2012. On a monthly basis, all net food and beverage proceeds from RumFire Poipu Beach’s table number 53 is donated to…

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June 4, 2015