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Check out the new wine list at The Lanai!

Hand picked to compliment the cuisine at The Lanai, here are the new offerings of wine by the glass and bottle!

white wine                                                                             

by the glass and bottle

riff, pinot grigio, venezia, italy

sean minor, sauvignon blanc, ca

dog point, sauvignon blanc, marlborough, new zealand

cambria, chardonnay, central coast, ca

duckhorn, chardonnay, napa valley, ca

seaglass, rose, ca

adami, prosecco, veneto, italy

bottle only

roederer estate, brut, anderson valley, ca

nicholas feuillatte, brut champagne, reims, france

honig, sauvignon blanc, napa valley, ca

ramey, chardonnay, russian river valley, ca

erath, chardonnay, willakia vineyard, or

 

red wine       

by the glass and bottle                                  

obsidian ridge, cabernet sauvignon, ca

kermit lynch côtes du rhone, rhone valley, france

dashe, zinfandel, dry creek valley, ca

arrowood, cabernet sauvignon, sonoma, ca

los dos, grenache/syrah blend, spain

pulenta estate, malbec “la flor,” mendoza, argentina

willakenzie estate, pinot noir, willamette valley, or

frank family, zinfandel, napa valley, ca

bottle only

turley, zinfandel, ca

desparada, red blend, paso robles, ca

belle glos, pinot noir, central coast, ca

paul hobbs, pinot noir, russian river valley, ca

tendril, pinot noir, Willamette, or

pride, merlot, napa/Sonoma, ca

freemark abbey, cabernet sauvignon, napa valley, ca

grgich hills, cabernet sauvignon, napa valley, ca

mount brave, cabernet sauvignon, napa valley, ca

domaine de beaurenard, chateauneuf du pape, france

The Lanai restaurant and bar opens in Poipu

 

 

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The Lanai restaurant and bar opens in Poipu

The Lanai restaurant and bar is now open at The Shops at Kukui’ula. Part of and adjacent to Living Foods Gourmet Market and Cafe, The Lanai is the result of two years of concept planning, design, and construction emerging as a charming restaurant featuring sophisticated island cuisine in an open-air setting.

The classic Hawaiian design, blended with distressed Indonesian teak and mood lighting give the restaurant a contemporary yet tropical ambience. The space features a gorgeous bar, table seating and tastefully appointed rail chairs with great views of the beautifully landscaped mall of The Shops at Kukui’ula.

The surroundings set the stage for the inspired cuisine of Executive Chef JP Filion. The creative menu was crafted to reflect the commitment to sourcing the highest quality sustainably grown and locally harvested items that Kauai has to offer. The Lanai specializes in fun and innovative small dishes like stuffed acorn squash, miso baked mahi mahi, Angus burger with Brie, as well as a refined take on the island-style loco moco. Complemented by this diverse and exquisite selection of dishes, The Lanai has created an international wine list that is truly unique on the island offering an exciting array of choices. Finally, The Lanai offers a playful selection of tropical signature cocktails garnished with Kauai-grown seasonal favorites.

The Lanai ‘ohana is comprised of Owners Jeff Sacchini and Howard Warner, Executive Chef JP Filion, General Manager Apryl Whitehead along with an experienced team committed to providing the best new culinary experience in Poipu. “We are thrilled to be open and feel that we are in the perfect location to embrace visitors and residents with a new dining option in Poipu,” shares Jeff Sacchini, owner. Howard Warner is equally excited stating, “The setting, service and remarkable cuisine embody the aloha spirit.”

The Lanai restaurant and bar is open seven days a week for happy hour from 3pm to 5pm and dinner from 5pm to 10pm. Lunch service is planned for the near future. For reservations, please call 808-378-4359 or visit thelanaikauai.com.

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Thanksgiving Menu Offerings

Living Foods Gourmet Market is excited to be preparing culinary treats for the holiday season. As Thanksgiving approaches, Chef Justin Kai and his team are busy finalizing new recipes, as well as old favorites for their Thanksgiving menu offerings.

For the third year, the market is offering free-range turkeys from the Diestel Family Ranch in Sonora, California. This particular ranch is known for their farming practices including feeding the finest one hundred percent vegetarian U.S. sourced grains, as well as never administering growth stimulants, antibiotics or artificial flavors. Pre-orders for an uncooked 10-12 lb. and 12-14 lb. turkey can be made at the market, or by calling 808-742-2323. Pick-up for turkeys begins on Saturday, November 19th through Thursday, November 24th (Thanksgiving Day)

If you are looking to enhance your Thanksgiving menu, Living Foods is offering unique side dishes including Butternut Squash and Apple Soup, Maple Roasted Yams and Carrots, as well as Green Beans with Roasted Shallots. Classic favorites are also available like Stuffing with Dried Fruit, Celery and Sage, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy.

If sweets are on the mind, you can order a Pumpkin Pie, Walnut Tart or “Frank’s Famous Pumpkin Crunch Cheesecake.” All orders must be pre-paid by Tuesday, November 22nd, and can be picked up on Thursday, November 24th from 8am until 2pm.

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Catering by Living Foods

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Our culinary team, lead by chefs JP Fillion and Justin Kai, is sharing the Living Foods experience outside of the market and cafe through off site catering. From the daily preparation of the National Tropical Botanical Garden Sunset Dinner menu, to beachside parties and corporate events, they are busy expanding menu offerings and enhancements like decor, flowers and music. If you are looking to compliment a dinner party or need an entire event planned from pupu to dessert, the Living Foods team can make it happen. Here is a sampling of a recent menu offering. Please email catering@shoplivingfoods.com for more information or to discuss your catering needs. 

Passed Pupu

  • Brie fritter with pickled local mango
  • Skewered Kauai raised shrimp topped with candied red onion
  • Seared Ahi on wonton crisp topped with charred pineapple relish
  • Avocado croquette with spiced Hawaiian chili aioli
  • Bbq pork with a spiced kimchi slaw
  • Ono sashimi with a jalapeño jam on crostini

Appetizer

  • Grilled king crab, tequila-lime aioli and shaved hearts of palm and carrot slaw
  • Kilauea grown kale salad with toasted macadamia nuts, candied pineapple and Parmesan crisps
  • Seared Scallops with green apple salad, braised scallions and mint vinaigrette
  • Potato and prosciutto croquettes with meyer lemon-crème fraiche

Entrée

  • Miso Baked Mahi Mai with ali’i mushrooms, baby bok-choy and a coconut-lemongrass chowder
  • Seared Yellowfin Ahi, coconut-ginger forbidden black rice, roast beet and pressed watermelon
  • Roast onaga, caramelized mango chutney, shiitake mushrooms and carrot-ginger broth

Dessert

  • Lilikoi cheesecake with shaved white chocolate
  • Kauai coffee crème brûlée
  • Tempura chocolate cake, strawberry-cracked pepper salsa and basil gelato

 

Living Foods Gourmet Market and Cafe ~ Thanksgiving Offerings

As the thriving foodie hub on the South Side of Kauai, Living Foods Gourmet Market is thrilled to be preparing for the holiday season. As Thanksgiving approaches, Chef Justin Kai and his culinary team are busy finalizing new recipes, as well as old favorites.

For the third year, the market is offering free-range turkeys from the Diestel Family Ranch in Sonora, California. This particular ranch is known for their farming practices including feeding the finest one hundred percent vegetarian U.S. sourced grains, as well as never administering growth stimulants, antibiotics or artificial flavors. Pre-orders for an uncooked 10-12 lb. and 12-14 lb. turkey can be made at the market, or by calling 808-742-2323. Pick-up for turkeys begins on Saturday, November 21st through Thursday, November 26th (Thanksgiving Day)

If you are looking to enhance your Thanksgiving menu, Living Foods is offering unique side dishes including Butternut Squash and Apple Soup, Maple Roasted Yams and Carrots, as well as Brussels Sprouts with Roasted Bacon, Garlic and Lemon. Classic favorites are also available like Stuffing with Dried Fruit, Celery and Sage, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy. If sweets are on the mind, you can order a Pumpkin Pie, Walnut Tart or “Frank’s Famous Pumpkin Crunch Cheesecake.” All orders must be pre-paid by Tuesday, November 24th, and can be picked up on Thursday, November 26th from 8am until 2pm.

 

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4th of July Recipe Ideas

Independence Day is this Saturday and you know what that means…barbecues and beach parties! If you want to keep it simple, you can always come in for one of our prepared salads to accompany your barbecue items, or you can really wow your guests with one of these simple recipes. Everyone loves our fresh Kauai corn and grilling it is always a tasty option. If a cool refreshing salad is your fancy, then this watermelon concoction is sure to please.

Happy 4th of July and bon appetit!

Corn on the Cob

  • 6 ears of raw corn
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 1 finely chopped jalapeño
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Simply brush the butter and jalapeño mixture onto corn, wrap in foil and grill. Top off with the finely chopped cilantro.

Watermelon Salad

  • 4 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1/2 cup chopped basil
  • 1/2 cup pitted gourmet black olives
  • 1/2 cup of feta

Toss watermelon, basil and olives with 4 tablespoons of balsamic. Sprinkle with feta cheese and chill.

Pineapple Express March Coupon

Mahalo for all of your support of Living Foods Gourmet Market and Cafe! Below is our March coupon for Pineapple Express Members. The coupon can only be used for one visit in March, and has no cash value. Please bring a copy of the coupon along with your Pineapple Express card and you will be on your way to great savings! You can download the 10% off coupon here.

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Pineapple Express Member February Coupon!!

We love that you have embraced our Pineapple Express loyalty program and  want to continue to offer members market and cafe specials, wine tastings, and more.

As a mahalo for your continued support of our local business, we would like to offer all Pineapple Express Members a 10% off coupon for February.  The coupon can only be used for one visit in February, and has no cash value.  Please bring a copy of the coupon along with your Pineapple Express card and you will be  on your way to great savings!  You can download the 10% off coupon here.

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A Message from Jeff and Howard ~

Thank you for your continued support of your local gourmet grocery store and cafe. Our major focus this month is to continue to create the finest bakery offerings on the island.  In the last couple of weeks, we have added a remarkably talented pastry chef, Catherine Vire from Paris, in our bakery to expand our pastries and desserts.  Please come in and try our new baked goodies.  We think they are of the highest quality on the island. Of course, we will continue to expand our bread offerings and gluten free products.  On another note, we will be moving the wine, beer and spirits section to the opposite corner of the store later this month so we can expand our offerings and open up the space. We hope it provides a better shopping experience for those looking to purchase fine wines, hard to find spirits.  We already have one of the finest beer selections on Kauai, however we will be looking to enhance this with more craft brews and a wider selection of other varieties. We continue to listen to all of your comments and feedback regarding product assortment, new items and things you want to see fine-tuned.  We have added Stevia to the coffee bar selection as a sweetener, improved our chocolate syrup offering and our coffee station has been reorganized in a more efficient manner.   Our prepared salad offerings have been expanded to include some new favorites.  The grab and go section has been tremendously successful as we continue to expand items and explore new, creative dishes that are suitable to eat on the run.

As always, thanks for your suggestions and comments.  They are enabling us to serve you better!