This is our first chef and farmer collaboration dinner! Chef Keaka Lee, our chef de cuisine at The Pig & the Lady, and Farmer Shin Ho of Ho Farms out in Kahuku, are planning what will definitely be an eclectic and unique 6-course dinner with wine pairings! Check out the menu below:
HO LEE SHIIT-AKE
Shiitake Mushroom Galette, Ho Farms Kale & Baby Carrots
HO LEE MACKEREL
Grilled Hawaiian Mackerel aka Opelu, Ho Farms Cherry Tomatoes & Okra, Yuzu Ponzu
HO LEE MOLEY
Braised Pork Belly, Ho Farms Butternut Squash Mole, Puffed Wheat Berries
HO LEE SMOKES
Farfalle Pasta, Smoked Ho Farms Baby Roma Tomato Alla Vodka, Kauai Shrimp, Parmesan, Lemon Confit
HO LEE COW
Koji Aged Rib Eye Au Poivre, Ho Farms Long Beans & Eggplant, Sichuan Peppercorn
HO LEE BALLS
Malasadas, Ho Farm Kalamungay Sugar & Cucumber Basil Gelato, Candied Cherry Tomato
THE HO LEE GRAIL FARMER & CHEF WINE DINNER AT THE PIG & THE LADY
FARMER SHIN HO & CHEF KEAKA LEE
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25 AT 6:00PM
$125 (INCLUDES TAX AND TIP)
To make your reservation, please call 808-585-8255. We will be taking your credit card information to secure your seat.
About Chef Keaka Lee
Chef de Cuisine Keaka Lee became interested in cooking when he was a young boy. His fondest cooking memory was when he would help his grandma gather ingredients from Chinatown and cook gau (Chinese steamed rice pudding) and jook (Chinese rice porridge) for Chinese New Year.
"We would always be racing around before meter would expire," Lee said. "Cooking is an ever changing art that I've grown to love and appreciate. My curiosity is always to learn with endless creativity."
Born and raised in the Waialae-Kahala area, Lee brings a vast amount of culinary experience to The Pig & The Lady. After graduating with a Culinary & Pastry Arts Degree at the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Kapiolani Community College, he gained experience in Hawaii at 3660 on the Rise and Alan Wong's. He then moved to New York City to work at the award-winning Gramercy Tavern and Untitled & Studio Cafe as their sous chefs. Lee’s heart never left Hawaii, which brought him and his wife back.
Lee's style of cuisine revolves around the community. "Cooking with a seasonal menu of elegant dishes with passion and rustic influences that showcase the restaurants relationships with local farmers & purveyors is what I believe in," he said.
Lee also won gold at the American Culinary Federation Nationals competition with Kapiolani Community College Student Team Hawaii in 2009.
About Ho Farms
Ho Farms is truly a family business. It is located in Kahuku, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. With each member of the Ho family intimately involved in all aspects of the business, we strive to bring you not only produce of the highest quality and freshness, but produce we are proud to serve at our table.
Our love of the land and desire to deliver fresh, high quality produce has allowed us to stay in business for the last eighteen years. In 2007 Ho Farms was recognized as one of Hawaii’s premium products by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture and their Hawaii Seal of Quality Program. And out of concern for the health of you and your family, we are proud to be one of the few Food Safety Certified farms in Hawaii, which encompasses a clean work environment, as well as safe handling and packaging practices.
We sincerely respect Hawaii’s delicate eco-system and are making great strides in minimizing our environmental impact. The majority of crops people consume today are treated with pesticides in order to generate high yields and control insect infestation. We have invested significantly in technology that enables us to produce the quality we demand without heavy spraying. Less pesticides means less ground water contamination along with a healthier, more natural, better tasting quality product.