How is it that the culinary movement now known as Hawaii Regional Cuisine was developed by someone who grew up in a steel mill town in Pennsylvania? Chef and restaurateur Peter Merriman tells his story of falling in love with the people, culture and food of Hawaii – and how that love and respect led to a culinary movement.
Famed chef Peter Merriman is one of the 12 founders of the “Hawaii Regional Cuisine” concept. He was recognized as the 2018 Restaurateur of the Year, after 30 years on the Big Island. Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken talks with Peter about Hawaii Regional Cuisine, his earliest cooking days, his favorite foods, what brought him to Hawaii Island, how he celebrated Hawaii Island (site of his first restaurant) by giving back to the community — and more!
A visionary and veteran restaurateur, chef Peter Merriman is integral to the shift in agriculture and food practices on our islands.
Thirty years after opening his first restaurant in Waimea on the Big Island and sparking the most influential food movement in Hawai'i, Chef Peter Merriman is just getting started.
Peter Merriman on current poke trends
The Food Network says... Merriman's Kapalua has the Best Dining View on Maui
According to Marriott Traveler, if you're a locavore... choose Merriman's!
From Pacific Business News | Photo by Eric Vitale Photography
From Wine & Spirits Magazine
Calgary Herald piece on the Hawaii Regional Cuisine movement, its origins and evolution, and the restaurants on Maui that feature it, including Merriman's
Merriman's Honolulu made the cut on Thrillist!
From West Hawaii Today: Peter Merriman donates $30,000 to three local organizations marking restaurant’s 30th anniversary
Catherine Toth's Honolulu Magazine feature on Merriman’s Honolulu
Merriman's marks the occasion by giving back to local Big Island non profits. Check out Peter's interview with Big Island Video News.
Sample the 5-course menu served at the James Beard House in New York on September 27th! Available Oct. 8 - 14, 2018 at Merriman's Honolulu. Advance reservations required.
Merriman's Waimea, Merriman's Kapalua, and Merriman's Fish House also received top honors during the state’s longest running and most prestigious dining awards.
Available until Oct. 31, 2018, the Merriman’s Bowl features ahi tuna on a bed of udon noodles, sprinkled with shredded daikon radish and carrots, and topped with green onions and sesame seeds.
At the 4th annual E Malama Aina Kakou on September 22, 2018
Peter Merriman, the three-time James Beard nominee and Hawaii's original locavore will be serving a taste of Hawaii for one night only. NYC fans - get your tickets today!
Hawaii News Now segment featuring Peter & Merriman’s Honolulu
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