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September 5, 2019

Visit Big Island: Na`au Restaurant Pop-Up

There's a new must-try on the Big Island, Na`au Restaurant!  Technically, there is no physical restaurant location yet, but the restaurant is doing pop-ups!

Na`au Restaurant focuses on wild, coveted, local ingredients, and part of the mission is to educate future generations on these ingredients - many of which I never even heard of before, and most I didn't even realize grew in Hawaii!

And full disclosure - I am great friends with the Chef / Owner, Brian Hirata (we've known each other since high school), and I am actually part of the Na`au team, so rather than share all of my opinions that may come off biased because of my involvement, I will simply share photos from the very first media dinner, and you can read what the media had to say on their Instagram posts (@nadinekam, @melissa808, @incureablepicure).

Berkshire Pork Amuse Bouche

“Hawai`i’s Rainforest”
“Hawai`i’s Shallow Water Crabs”
“Grandma’s Shrimp Tempura”
“Wild Maui Venison Tartare”
“Fish and Poi”
Fried Bones and Fins

Mauna Kea Ume and Māmaki Tea (photo courtesy Melissa Chang)

“Farmers Egg”

“Honoring Our Local Farmers”

Wild Lamb 

“Tidal Pool” Thai Seafood Chowder

“Hibachi Venison Heart”

“Mom’s `Ōhelo Berry Cheesecake”

Habucha Tea

Na`au Restaurant will be announcing pop-up dates soon!  Visit the website naauhilo.com to sign up for exclusive updates, and follow them on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!

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