Archive for the ‘Chefs’ Category

Celebrity Chef Ludo Lefebvre is an award winning culinary artist and chef extraordinaire. Whether appearing on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters show or inside the kitchen for his “pop- up” restaurants in Los Angeles or  the Big Island of Hawaii, you will find magic. Critics and loyal foodies alike go where Chef Ludo goes and guests […]

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So, how do chefs at the Four Seasons keep their cuisine new and exciting? If you oversee an Italian restaurant, nothing quite beats a trip to Italy to do the trick. And so it was that Executive Sous Chef Nick Mastracusa spent time last fall in Tuscany. He came back to the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai inspired […]

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Ever wondered how a hotel creates the delicious food enjoyed by guests? We asked Chef Fabrice Lasnon, Executive Chef at La Mamounia in Marrakesh, Morocco, that very question. Few places in the world offer such a dizzying array of food inspired by so many countries. Chef Fabrice spotlights the diversity of cuisine and spices in this ancient […]

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What exactly is the proper etiquette for opening and serving champagne?  No one knows the answer to this better than Wolfgang Puck. He’s the master at creating the perfect mood for any special occasion. Make sure you remember these tips to look like a pro. If you’re popping the question this Valentine’s Day or raising […]

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Imagine getting up in the morning and going to work in the kitchen of a magnificent yacht. This is a reality for Chef Karina Hines. It’s no wonder she’s inspired every day by the crystal blue waters of the Bahamas one week or the calm waters of the Mediterranean another. One thing is certain; the […]

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The Four Season’s “Farm To Table” nine course tasting meal was over the top. What an evening! Instead of dining  oceanside at  the fabulous Pahu i’a restaurant, Executive Chef James “Jim” Babian surprised with a two person chef’s table “Inside the Kitchen.” Chef Jim is serious about using local products. Check out the menu below. It was inspired by […]

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Four Season’s Chef James “Jim” Babian never disappoints. He is Executive Chef at Four Season’s Resort Hualalai and has become something of an expert on Thai food. You’ll remember he cooked a fabulous Thai dinnerfor my husband and me earlier this year. He surprised us with  a Thai cooking demonstration when we brought our family […]

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Of course, you will always find great culinary selections on the menus at Four Seasons Hualalai. Chef Nick outdid himself, however, when he created an incredible “Truffle Bar” presentation for his sweet pairing with 1 2 3 Organic Tequila (Uno Dos Tres). The Gourmet Review’s  original challenge was to pair fabulous food with  123 Organic Tequila […]

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What’s more fun that challenging two great chefs at Four Seasons Hualalai? How about creating a savory and sweet pairing for a the only certified organic tequila on the market? That would be 1 2 3 Organic Tequila (Uno Dos Tres). Spotlighting local ingredients turned out to be a fun challenge for Four Season’s Chef Angela […]

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The Four Seasons is known for its five star accommodations, fabulous food and exceptional service. Read on for an example of the  Four Seasons Resort Hualalai going the “extra mile.” I threw out a culinary challenge to Food and Beverage Director, Sebastian Hinsch, and Executive Sous Chef Nick Mastrascusa. How would you pair food with the only certified […]

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