posted on July 18, 2013 12:50
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After its success on Maui, Peter Merriman’s Monkeypod Kitchen now comes to Ko Olina.
There is a long list of high expectations that great restaurants must uphold, yet the most important task of any renowned restaurant these days is to provide a place of escape, a realistic fantasy that’s free of troubles, where all that matters is you and your palate. And the newly crafted Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman in Ko Olina on O’ahu, as well as its sister restaurant in Wailea, Maui, fulfills this vital responsibility.
Hand-tossed pizza pies, fresh island fish and homemade cream pies, not to mention the 36 craft beers on tap-each served at an optimal 29 degrees are prime examples of the fact that Monkeypod Kitchen has truly mastered the art of food, drink and merrymaking, served with aloha.
Peter Merriman has long been regarded as a culinary pioneer and one of the founders of Hawaii Regional Cuisine, who draws inspiration from the people and products around him.
Monkeypod Kitchen is open daily for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. (happy hour runs from 3 to 5:30 p.m.) with live musicians entertaining guests well into the evening.
Merriman says, “Like the monkeypod tree, Monkeypod Kitchen thrives on the spirit of the Hawaiian Islands. The aloha spirit nurtures everyone that acts under its canopy. By living aloha, and recognizing how lucky we are to live in Hawai’i, we hope that the grass is always greener under the Monkeypod Kitchen tree.”
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