To all you transplants in the Bay Area:
Get those iCals open. In October and November, the Taste Hawaii Tour will bring the flavors of the Islands right to you.
Acclaimed James Beard Award-winning chef Alan Wong and Hawaii food historian Arnold Hiura will headline this tour, which will host six events in San Francisco and San Jose between Oct. 27 and Nov. 2.
There will be cooking demonstrations, book signings and, of course, tastings.
Wong and Hiura, assisted by Hukilau Restaurants, will serve dishes from Wong’s latest cookbook, “The Blue Tomato: The Inspirations Behind the Cuisine of Alan Wong,” and classic fare from Hiura’s book, “Kau Kau: Cuisine & Culture in the Hawaiian Islands.”
The tour coincides with the 20th anniversary of the movement of the Hawaii Regional Cuisine, of which Wong was part.
I might even fly up for this!
For a complete list of events or to purchase tickets, visit Taste Hawaii Tour online.
Photo of Hiura by Vivien Kim Thorp
if anyone comes up and isn’t too full from all the tantaran food, lmk and i’ll steer you to the best taquerias north of LA.
Sounds like a plan!
I am homesick for every last little thing. Every grain of sand, every fresh morning breeze, every sunset at the Ala Wai, every cup of coffee at Kalapawai, every clown who calls me a haole, every time I wipe out surfing, every Friday night I get to race sailboats, every time my son and I jump off the rocks at Waimea, every last little thing I miss, every single thing. And then there is you know who.Please God help me come home soon.
Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono.
Or maybe we should get Alan Wong to take his tour on the road — farther down the road.
Raleigh, North Carolina for next stop.