Where else but Hawaii can you have a Filipino chef (Chef Clinton Nyuda) preparing a Portuguese dish (Piri Piri Shrimp) representing a plantation era concept (Eating House 1849) owned by a Japanese (Roy Yamaguchi)? Classic presentation of how the different people brought into Hawaii to labor on the sugar and pineapple plantations melded to form the current lifestyle we see today.
Kay Koike was busy helping with the Koloa Plantation Days exhibit along with Stu Burley (one of the few times he was without his Dr. Pepper) and Reggie Gage.
Taiho was beside himself with all the people stopping by for lei with Elvrine Chow who created special lei for Julia Watson of Omaha, Nebraska and Kaitlyn Cragg of St. Louis, Missouri who had their dolls in tow.
Elvrine was getting ready to make a lei for Ada Koene who will be in the historic Koloa parade Saturday.
Congratulations to Paul Arrigo and Josie Pablo on becoming the latest members of the Rotary Club of Kapaa (now, the club has two Josie’s — Josie Cortez and Josie Pablo).
Dennis Fujimoto can be reached at 245-0453 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.