Vintage Cave Honolulu…

Last friday I had the privilege of experiencing Top Chef finalist Sheldon Simeonʻs food first hand. Like most people who frequent the Shirokiya Yataimura Beer Garden, I had no idea there was an upscale “members only” restaurant secretly hidden below. Appropriately named the Vintage Cave, this unique dining establishment gave me a slight insight as to what Top Chef dishes actually taste like. I was blown away by the flavors and presentations during this amazing 10 course meal and canʻt wait for his return in July. Mahalo to my cousins Janine, Aaron & R&R Solar for such a memorable experience!

All photos taken with my iPhone 4S – missing the bone marrow CHURRO

-kumamoto OYSTER green apple shiso

-golden osetra CAVIAR smoked brioche marcona almond

-BIGEYE chayote clamansi ponzu shisho

-WHITE GAZPACHO lychee charred cucumber

-kauaʻi SHRIMP summer vegetables tamarind marunguy

-cold FOIE GRAS frankieʻs white pineapple macadamia coconut

-smoked AVOCADO fermented mustard cannellini beans tomato dashi

-kona ABALONE sweet corn ogo nori

-IKA braised peanut maitake achiote sea beans

-crispy SHINSATO PORK BELLY mung bean katuday flower sancho adobo jus

-whole roasted LAMB SADDLE beet cherry berbere

-SORBET intermezzo feuillantine raspberry bits

-MASCARPONE carrot chocolate lime pistachio

-mahalo chefs Sheldon Simeon & Chris Kajioka

-the PURPLE chandelier room

-a MUST try wine

-the GALLERY is just as amazing as the food

-till NEXT time \m/

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