WAIKOLOA BEACH, HI -- (Marketwire) -- 09/25/12 -- Hand-picking the finest ingredients has a brand new meaning at a prominent Kohala Coast restaurant, where the chef actually chooses the seeds from which his "farm fresh" ingredients are grown.
Bringing seed to the table through the agricultural expertise of local grower Flavio Miche of JA Farms, Chef Jayson Kanekoa of the Hawaii Calls Restaurant & Lounge works diligently to ensure guests enjoy select ingredients at this stylish eatery located inside the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. Creating an offering of Waikoloa Marriott Exclusive Salad Greens, Chef Jayson selects the seeds that come from China and Guatemala for farming, including the Baby Gem, better known as Baby Romaine, featured in the Hawaii Call's exclusive Winter Blend. Taking the idea of farm to table freshness to a tantalizing new level, this hotel near Kona, Hawaii offers seed to table quality assurance. Chef Winter Blend at JA Farms includes the Baby Gem that is exclusively used in the restaurant's featured Caesar salad, as well as Lola Rosa, galactic, red oak, tango, tatsui, purple mizuna, red mustard, and red chard. Miche reserves a section of his farm to grow produce only for the Waikoloa Beach Marriott and the hearty greens are grown pesticide free. An exceptional partnership, the relationship developed with Miche and Chef Jayson has been providing guests of the Hawaii Call exclusively with tasty salad greens for six years, as no other resort on the island is supplied by the farm.
Always striving to ensure ingredients are fresh and wholesome, Chef Jayson personally picks up the greens on his way to work each Tuesday and Friday at the farm, a family operated business on Hawaii Island which also grows for the farmer's market and local grocery stores. This dedicated hotel chef initially met Miche at the local farmer's market in Waimea, where Chef Jayson brings guests once per month as part of the hotel's Ultimate Foodie Fantasy with Chef Shuttle Experience.
'Ultimate Foodie Fantasy with Chef Shuttle Experience'
Guests of this impressive Hawaii hotel can book their stay with a unique hotel package for the first Saturday of each month and then enjoy a behind-the-scenes adventure with Chef Jayson as their guide. The "Ultimate Foodie Fantasy with Chef Shuttle Experience" includes shuttle service to the farmer's market where guests can visit with local growers and vendors and shop for fresh produce and ingredients that can be enjoyed that evening at the Hawaii Calls Restaurant & Lounge, as this package also includes dinner for two.
About the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
The Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa lavishes guests with a sun-drenched Kohala Coastline, magnificent views, meticulous accommodations and everything imaginable for a tropical escape. Boasting contemporary style on 15 acres boldly reminiscent of Hawaii's rich cultural heritage, guests are pampered with fine amenities while enjoying access to ancient fish ponds along Hawaii's only naturally sheltered beach. Adding attentive service and easy access to championship golf courses, shopping, ocean sports and entertainment, this remarkable hotel near KOA Airport is an easy choice for those seeking an ideal Hawaiian retreat.
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