Hawaii’s food culture, like the island itself, is rooted in deep tradition and blooming with colorful and diverse dishes from innovative chefs. Allen Hess, who will re-invent Kings’ Grille in Waikoloa Beach Resort, has made it his culinary mission to take fresh-raised foods from local farmers, ranchers and fishermen, and prepare them with state-of-the-art skills.
The Kings’ Grille will close for two weeks for renovation, September 19-October 4. Mai Grille will open on October 5, serving breakfast and lunch daily, from its scenic location overlooking the Kings’ Course. Dinner menus are in development so stay tuned for more exciting news which will be coming soon.
Chef Allen has made it his culinary mission to take fresh-raised foods from local farmers, ranchers and fishermen, and prepare them with state-of-the-art skills. Hess has said there’s a story behind each of his ingredients, and he personally knows the people who provide the food, from fresh-caught ‘Ahi to local Zucchini. His new restaurant, Mai Grille, will feature Hess’s well-known, “slow foods” style of regional cooking, from CanoeHouse, his own bistro Allen’s Table, and Merriman’s in Waimea.
“We are very fortunate to have Chef Allen join our ‘ohana,” said Scott Head, Vice-President of Resort Operations. “Our goal has always been to share the best of what our Island has to offer—in accommodations, recreation, golf, shopping and dining. Allen gets that; he expresses exactly the same idea with his food.”
Dinner menus are in development, so stay tuned for more exciting news which will be coming soon! For more information, please contact Kevin Ginoza, Waikoloa Beach Resort’s Director of Golf, (808) 886-5375.