#91 – On Oahu in Hawaii at the Prince Hotel in Waikiki
- featuring Executive Chef Göran Streng! Plus a visit
to Mr. Bill’s Glider Rides!
Overlooking the picturesque Ala Wai Yacht
Harbor on the Island of Oahu in Hawaii is the luxurious,
yet very friendly Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki! The hotel
presents spectacular all-oceanfront rooms that gaze out
across the seemingly endless Pacific! Even though the hotel
complex consists of two, Twenty-eight floor towers, the
guest rooms are all very open and full of light. At the
base of the hotel are restaurants, an open-air lounge, a
large and beautiful pool that overlooks the yacht harbor
and large park area, and so much more!
Chef Göran Streng is reinterpreting
Hawaii's fresh bounty to create a discriminating style that
suits today's gourmet travelers. Famed for Contemporary
Island Cuisine, the Prince Court is a subtle blend of the
classic culinary techniques of East and West, prepared with
fresh Island produce from land and sea. The sunset is certainly
a focal point from the restaurant's glass walls.
Chef Göran was kind enough to take
time from his busy schedule to tell us how a gourmet chef
from Finland ended up on the Island of Oahu in Hawaii, shedding
his winter fur hats and mittens, for the sand and sea of
Chef Göran prepares a Portabella Mushroom
Stuffed Sandwich that combines the full flavors of red wine
and Mushroom stock reduction, with the texture of fresh
Portobello, very healthy and satisfying!
Then Chef Göran creates a very tasty
recipe made from Fresh Moi Fish, which is a fish that is
farmed off the coast of Hawaii in a very eco-friendly, aquaculture
method. The Moi is not a very large fish, and so the submerged
fisheries can take full advantage of being almost sixty
feet under water, which allows the Moi to swim freely in
practically open water, and enables the very clean and natural
flow of water through these immense enclosures.
The best part of course is seeing what
kind of sumptuous feast Chef Göran is able to create
with such fresh ingredients! Truly a fantastic meal and
such a warm guy!
this show we also send our Hippy Gourmet up into the clouds,
literally! We take a trip out to a little air field on the
north shore of Oahu to visit Mr. Bill’s Glider Rides.
Here we hop into the most amazing flying machines, that
aren’t machines at all, because they don’t have
any engines! We’re towed up into the sky by a small
prop plane, and then once the cable is detached, the soaring
can begin! What a blast man!