Show 485, July 30, 2022: Maui Culinary & Beverage Highlights with “SoCal Restaurant Show’s” Adam Bell

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Our bargain-loving, Social Media and Website authority, Adam Bell, was fortunate enough to spend a few glorious days in Maui in late April and early May. Maui is an ever-popular destination for Californians. Adam was based in Kihei which is near Wailea. Adam previously shared some informative trip highlights including the roundtrip experience on Hawaiian Airlines, the condo option to a hotel and a standout Dinner and Breakfast.

For Adam’s concluding installment it’s the best in Hawaiian coffee and local craft beer (actually brewed in Hawaii.) Also, an overview of food truck parks featuring delicious Island bites prepared with a side of Aloha. Along the way Adam discovered a stationary food truck (Kitoko) unusually operated by a former fine-dining pastry chef from the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.


Show 30, June 1, 2013: Chuck Furuya, Master Sommelier and partner in DK Restaurants, Honolulu

Chuck FuruyaWhen it comes to wine the go-to guy in Hawaii is Chuck Furuya. He was only the 10th person in the United States to pass the incredibly rigorous Master Sommelier exam.

Chuck is the sommelier and a partner in the DK Restaurant Group. In their collection of hugely popular properties are DK Steak House (Waikiki), Sansei (Waikiki, Maui, and The Big Island), Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas (Honolulu), and Vino Italian Tapas & Wine Bar (Honolulu).

Over the Memorial Day Weekend, Chuck was the lead sommelier in Maui at the Four Seasons Resort Maui’s Vintage Wine Weekend.

Chuck offered some practical advice on pairing wine with classic Hawaiian flavors.

Chuck also commented on why wine from grapes grown in Hawaii is such a challenge although there are working wineries on both Maui and the Big Island.

Part of the dilemma in potentially growing grapes there is that there are no seasons in Hawaii. Grape vines need a period of dormancy each year.