We have launched “808 Coffees Cafe,” a stand-alone outlet featuring a selection of coffees from Hawai`i (home to the only major coffee-growing region in the U.S.) This will include a variety of popular Kona coffees, as well as the wonderful flavors of coffees grown on Kauai, Maui, and the North Shore of Oahu.
For years our chefs have featured a variety of delicious Hawai`i-grown products – especially fruits and vegetables – keeping our menus as local as possible. As part of this effort, we are introducing a special section to our banquet menus called “808 Island Selections.”
“808 Island Selections” will cover all meal periods and feature ingredients that are almost exclusively (about 90 percent) sourced from Hawai`i. This will expand our offerings of locally raised and farmed beef, pork, and dairy, as well as more specialty products, including nuts, olives, coffees, beers, and wines.
Meeting planners from across the country are taking notice. Read more about our new offerings in “Serving Up Aloha,” on page 17 of Hawai`i Hospitality’s July/August issue, as well as “Goodbye Rubber Chicken, Hello Finger Lickin” on page 53 of Smart Meetings Magazine’s June issue.