Dine and Dish: Hawaiian Cuisine in San Francisco


SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — If you missed out on a trip to paradise this summer, never fear, a taste of sunshine is right here.

On Wednesday night’s Dine and Dish, Vicki Liviakis takes us to the closest thing this side of Waikiki beach.

There really is a Roy of Roys.

Roy Yamaguchi is a food pioneer who got his chops early in California cuisine.

So, it stands to reason he’s behind modern Hawaiian fusion cuisine.

Roy opened his first Roys in Honolulu in 1988.

Twenty restaurants later, Vicki visited him, along with his wife, at Roy’s San Francisco.

They’re getting ready for the annual Hawaii Food and Wine Festival happening this fall on the islands.

With dishes like these, highlighting Hawaii’s local farmers, fishermen, and ranchers, many whipped up by Bay Area chefs, Roy says he had no trouble convincing them to participate.

This is a star-studded line up with chefs from all over the Pacific gathering in Hawaii to cook up a storm.

San Francisco treat, James Beard winner Charlie Phan, of Slanted Door, is appearing.

As if you needed a reason to pack up the swim trunks, the festival benefits Hawaii’s budding young chefs and helps them hone their skills in culinary school.

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