Cheers Magazine article featuring Merriman’s Honolulu along with our Sommelier, Jim Lunchick, with highlights of a few favorite dishes and beverages. The story touches upon everything – from Peter and the start of Merriman’s, our beverage program and our team’s COVID strategies.
2020 has not been easy for the wine world. To list off a few hurdles: a globe of bars shut down. A global pandemic. Climate change. California and Oregon facing the most destructive wildfire season in history.
In this ongoing series, we’re speaking with major players in the fine wine world to understand how the year is affecting the luxury wine industry.
We are moving into the second week of the shutdown on Oahu. For those in the food service industry, it has been a long six months grappling with the uncertainty around this health and economic crisis. Planning has been pretty hard to do - most people hoped for a short turnaround but recovery is moving ever so slowly. So many businesses have shut down and many more are hanging by a thread and the supply chain has a taken a hit.
Our show today discusses the challenges facing the food service industry caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
- Peter Merriman, owner and chef of Merriman's Hawaii, a collection of restaurants across the state;
- Tambara Garrick, incoming chair of the board of the Hawaii Restaurant Association, and vice president of the Maui Pineapple Store; and
- Unyong Nakata, marketing manager, Y. Hata & Co., a 107-year-old Hawaii-based food industry wholesaler.
The inside seating of the Hale ‘Aina Award winner may be closed but the spacious lānai has been revamped for a deliciously grill-centric pop-up restaurant—which pairs perfectly with a Hawai‘i summer of social distancing.
Merriman’s Fish House offers savory Hawaiian flavors to the lucky guests who make it out to the garden isle of Kauai. Although you probably won’t be traveling there anytime in the immediate future, you can still capture the island vibe with these tangy pork and sweet onion quesadillas.
Published Aug. 11, 2020
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