This week’s blog introduces you to one of our chefs who owns a catering business and believes in supporting Hawaii Island farmers and ranchers. His creative dishes have continued to reach and enlighten his customers to new flavors and remembering old time favorites.
Meet Chef Kanoa Miura of alohAMondays
alohAMondays premiered at our event last year — the 15th Taste of the Hawaiian Range with owner chef Kanoa Miura of Hilo. His entrée was a beef stuffed palm heart slider that melted in your mouth…onolicious.
A Sustainable Lifestyle of Using Fresh Island Products
Chef Miura or “Noa” to his customers and family members created a catering business, alohAMondays that is sought after for his use of locally grown and raised fresh island products. Locally grown ulu (breadfruit), mangoes, banana blossoms, heart of palms, freshly caught Uku, and Grass-fed Beef are prepared with aloha to make a fantastic meal!
Last year at an engagement party, I was able to take part in enjoying his creative menu of Kulana Grass-fed Braised Beef with Chinese Cabbage in a Truffle-Yaki Glaze, Heart of Palm Namasu, Kalua Pork with Steamed Sticky Buns and a Poha Berry Marmalade, Baked Heart of Palm Grautin topped with Melted Mozzarella, Baked Tofu on Sugarcane Sticks over a bed of Soba Noodles in a Tahini Dressing, and Handmade Chicken Ravioli topped off with a Fresh Garden Herb Tomato Sauce. The Poha Berry Marmalade brought back memories of my Grandmother making it over a hot gas stove! Miura’s skill and experience created options for vegans and carnivores that were wholesome, sustainable and satisfying! The knowledge with cooking grass-fed beef and the quality plus presentation of the food at this party was one of award winning cuisine!
Celebrate Your Mondays!
alohAMondays was an idea created in Hilo where Miura had only Mondays off from work. He wanted to celebrate his Monday and not look “down” on it. With over 15-years of experience, he has and can create the experience you may want! Contact Chef Miura of alohAMondays at 808-640-2093 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look for alohAMondays at our 16th Mealani’s Taste of the Hawaiian Range and Agricultural Festival on Friday, September 30, 2011 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village. Make sure you visit him at his chef station as it will be one to remember!