SFH Wine Dinner September 6th, 2014

Please join Slow Food Hawaii and Daylight Mind Coffee Company for a beautiful oceanside, multi course dinner under the stars on Saturday, September 6th at 6:00PM Chef Connor Butler will prepare a beautiful Slow menu for us complete with wine pairings. Connor is a classically trained chef with a playful and enthusiastic personality that shows up in his food. This is also the first anniversary of his restaurant in Kona, so come celebrate and support Slow Food Hawai’i.


 Canapes & Lilikoi Arnold Palmer


Big Island Abalone Ceviche

Caviar, Lychee ‘Pearl’, Yogurt

(Michel Oliver Brut, Champagne)


Keahole Lobster & Crab Salad

Kona Mango, Cucumber, Vietnamese Herbs, Heart of Palm

(Kaena “Hapa Blanc”, SoCal)


Marinated Kona Dayboat Ahi

Ka’u Corn Cassoulet

(Selby Chardonnay, Russian River)


Waimea Pork ‘Tongue in Cheek’

Truffle Honey: Glazed Kabocha, Braised Baby Onion, Charred Carrot

(Monchhoff Riesling Spatlese, Mosul)


Supah Slow Braised Hamakua Beef Oxtail

Hamakua Mushroom Gnocchi, Black Truffles, Black Garlic, Soft Yolk, Cripsy Things

(CaMomi Zinfindel, Napa)


Roasted South Coast Beet Salad

Strawberries, Puna Chevre Mousse, Bacon MacNut Vinaigrette

(Babich Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand)


Hawaiian Pineapple Beignets

Red Curry Gastrique, Ube Ice Cream, Sesame (Zolo Torrentes POG )

Petit Fours & 100% Kona Coffee

Executive Chef: Connor Butler

Chef de Cuisine: Frank Kramm

Tickets: $100 for dinner only, $125 with wine pairings
Date: September 6, 2014 at 6pm

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Slow Food Hawaii Dinner With Wine Pairing $125.00

Slow Food Hawaii Dinner Without Wine Pairing: $100.00

Please join us for Slow Food Hawaii’s annual Holiday Potluck at Kumau Ranch in Kohala!

Sunday, December 8 from Noon until 3pm
Guest Speaker will be Mike Domeier, the new owner of Volcano Island Honey

Please bring a dish to feed a crowd that uses Slow food-local, homemade, from your garden if you can, etc. Don’t worry about feeding 50 of us-there will be plenty of food! In addition to your delicious dish, please bring serving utensils and clearly mark everything with your name. Like all Slow Food Hawaii events, we also ask that you bring your own plates, napkins, flatware, glasses, cups, etc.  And feel free to bring a beverage of your choice!

The road in to Pu’u O Kumau is not paved, but doable with a sedan.  But carpooling is always encouraged!

I know I don’t need to ask, but we always appreciate help cleaning up at the end of the event. We are really looking forward to seeing you all there.


From Waimea:  Just past mile marker 17 on Kohala Mountain Road turn left onto Puuhue Road….

From Hawi:  Pass mile marker 18 on Kohala Mountain Road about 3/4 mile.  Turn right on Puuhue Road….

Puuhue Rd. is near mile marker 17 on the Kohala Mountain Rd.  There should be a Slow Food sign for the turn.  Turn makai, and drive until the paved road ends.  Go over the first cattle guard following the road down, then uphill.  There will be another sign or two along the way.  Stay to the right, then go downhill to the second cattle guard and stay on the gravel road.  If the gates are closed, open and close them behind you.  Go until you see the cluster of new buildings which is Puu O Kumau Ranch and drive to the left of the barn.


A ‘mushrooming’ we go…the Slow Food Hawai’i way…

A ‘mushrooming’ we go…the Slow Food Hawai’i way…

On Sunday, August 4, 2013, 26 members and guests of Slow Food Hawai’i and one member of Slow Food Maui who flew over early in the morning, attended a “Tour and Taste” event at the Hamakua Heritage Mushroom Farm in Laupahoehoe. Sonia Martinez, blogger and SFH member provides a report at: http://www.soniatasteshawaii.com/

Gnocchi Making Class at Mala’ai/August 25th

Please come to the beautiful student garden at Waimea Middle school and learn to make gnocchi-the delicious little Italian dumplings that have become popular once again. Chef Dan Bobo will teach us how to make a few different kinds of gnocchi (NYOH-kee) including a gluten free one. He’ll pair those with some simple sauces and we’ll get to sample them all with a salad at the end of class. This was one of Chef Dan’s most popular classes at Waimea Community Education-delicious, good fun!

When: August 25th at 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Where: Mala’ai, the student garden behind Waimea Middle School

Cost: $25 Slow Food Members, $30 nonmembers. Use the PayPal buttons below to register and pay for the class.

Slow Food Members:


Space is limited so don’t wait!

If you have any questions contact Clare at: slowfoodhawaii@gmail.com

To become a member of Slow Food go to

‘Tour & Taste’ at Hamakua Heritage Mushroom Farm/August 4th

This event is sold out. To be added to the waiting list please email Sonia at: cubanwahine(at)hawaii.rr.com.

Slow Food Hawai’i Presents: ‘Tour & Taste’ at Hamakua Heritage Mushroom Farm for Sunday, August 4th at 10:30 am

A Farm to Fork Mushroom Experience:
60 minutes $10 per person, plus 4.166 tax.

Hawaii Driver’s License required.

Tour includes:
-Learn the history of Hamakua Mushrooms.
-Watch an exclusive “Behind the Scenes” video of the fascinating world of Hamakua Mushrooms.
-Ignite your taste buds with our mushroom cooking demonstration and sample tasting.
-Browse our different growing rooms through the convenient viewing windows.

** Visit the Hamakua Mushrooms Gift Shop ** – their specialty mushrooms will be available for purchase.

Maximum Capacity per Tour: 30 people, so please book early!

Please email Sonia at cubanwahine(at)hawaii.rr.com with any questions.

Note: When ordering on PayPal, if registering for more than one person, click on “Update” to show total.

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Slow Food Luncheon at Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay–New Date–April 21, 1 pm.

Join Slow Food Hawaii for a three course luncheon at Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay on Sunday, April 21st at 1pm! Come have decadent, locally grown creations by Chef Casey while you talk story with other like minded slow foodies. Some of the contributing farms/ producers include Madre Chocolate, Kona Gold Vanilla, Hamakua Springs Country Farms, Mountain View Growers, and Hilo Coffee Mill. Seating is limited to 28. Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay is located in the historic S. Hata Building, in the Bay, Downtown Hilo.

1st course
“Hamakua Salad”
Smoked Hamakua Mushrooms, Hamakua Springs Grape Tomatoes, Fresh Arugula, Rosemary Croutons, Strawberry Vinaigrette

2nd course
“Hester Sweet Corn Ravioli”
Bacon Wrapped “Wailea” Palm Hearts, Spinach Cream Sauce, Chili And Pepper Chutney

3rd course
Cannoli’s Of Caramelized Banana Mascarpone
And Strawberry Goat Cheese Mousse Topped With Madre Chocolate’s “Mactella”

Cost: $28. Use PayPal button below to reserve your spot.

If you wish a vegetarian option please email Sonia at cubanwahine(at)hawaii.rr.com once you have made your reservation.


Jelly Making Class-April 6

A Feed Hawaii class. Learn how to make lilikoi guava jelly and jaboticaba jelly. Cost $15, maximum of 12 participants.  Instructor-Una Greenaway. Location-Kuaiwi Farm, Captain Cook mauka.  Call 328-8888 to register.