Try the Island Take on Fine DiningBig Island
Fine dining in Hawai‘i is an elegant meal that is the direct result of a chef working from fresh-off-the-farm produce. Here, that combination is known as Hawaii Regional Cuisine, which combines the classic techniques of Europe, the savvy style and sophistication of American Regional Cuisine, and the exotic ingredients of the Pacific Rim. Peter Merriman, owner ofMerriman’s restaurant in Waimea, was among the original chefs involved in developing Hawaii Regional Cuisine.
At Kawaihae Harbor, Café Pesto and Kawaihae Harbor Grill and Seafood Bar serve great food in fun settings, as do Blue Dragon Coastal Cuisine and Musiquarium, which serves produce from Hawi farms and fish from just across the street in Kawaihae Bay.