Taste of Hawaii Voting Results, 2012
The People's Choice Winners:
Sheraton Kauai Resort
Chef Leanne Kamekona
Crab-crusted Hawaiian opah, sauteed tot soi, Chardonnay cream sauce and lomi lomi tomatoes
Chef Jintana Roberts
MEAT & POULTRY
Casa di Amici
Chef Randall Yates
Nero Risotto made with Casa di Amici Sausage and sautéed with Grana Padano Parmesan Cheese
Chef de Cuisine, Casey Halpern
Ohana Banana Farms Candy Apple Bananas with Lapperts Vanilla Ice Cream and Dream Beans Big Island Vanilla
FAVORITE NEW DISCOVERY
The Feral Pig
Owners Scott Kessinger and Dave Power
Feral Burger Sliders, featuring Kauaiian-grown vegetables, 100-percent Kauai ground beef and locally caught fish.
Aston Aloha Beach / The Palms Restaurant
Chef Greg Stoll
Poisson Cru - Polynesian Raw Fish Salad
BEST ALOHA SPIRIT
Chef Ed "Scooby" Coloma
Seafood Balls - Crab, Salmon and Cream Cheese Tempura
Anheuser Busch, serving a selection of beers.
Nani Moon Mead serving Winter Sun Sangria.
Java Kai, serving Go Green Smoothies.
Ballots were submitted during the event on Sunday, June 3rd, 2012. The voting booth and service was provided by Kauai Magazine, a major Taste of Hawaii sponsor.