Honolulu is where virtually every holiday begins in Hawaii and I’ve had the great fortune of sampling some of the great top end restaurants but also the mom ‘n’ pop hole-in-the-wall spots and growers markets. This comes more from my participation in three annual Hawaii Food and Wine Festivals http://hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com held first week of September where attendees can tour farms and learn to make cocktails, sample the incredible range of local chefs and their providores as well as international stars. What would have been handy with the wealth of choices was a guidebook.
At long last it’s official! An incredible online resource for those heading to Hawai’i–the Honolulu Good Food Guide at http://www.gohawaii.com/au/statewide/foodguide –is a project I took particular delight in being involved. I wrote sections on fine dine, local style restaurants, bars, great Hawaiian cookbooks for the DIY cooks as well as how to make Poke, the raw marinated fish concoction. But it was the team at the Hawai’i Tourism Oceania who conceived and designed it and I’m happy to pass on the info from their press release. Check it out online.
Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania is very excited to announce the release of the Honolulu Good Food Guide, which is available online for free download.
This 37 page, magazine style guide, is a compilation of experiences as well as top picks from our foodie friends and showcases the incredible array of food available in Honolulu, on the Island of O‘ahu. It shares the best of Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine (HRC), a culinary movement that inventively blends Hawai‘i’s diverse, ethnic flavours and takes advantage of the freshest island ingredients. We speak to top local chefs then offer up insider tips on popular local eats, the best sushi joints, famous sweet treats as well as uncovering some of the islands most popular Happy Hours.
Ashlee Galea, Country Manager from Hawai’i Tourism Oceania said ‘Hawai‘i Tourism recognizes the importance of food as a part of the total travel experience. The motivation behind this guide was to assist Australian travellers to seek out great food and unique local food experiences, resulting in a more enjoyable and memorable Hawaiian holiday’.