good eats japanese hawaiian regional cuisine chef allen hess mai grille

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Queens' Marketplace in the Waikoloa Beach Resort adds another exciting foodie opportunity this December 2018. Aloha Bol will offer fresh, custom creations by renowned Chef Allen Hess. His newest project is a fast-casual restaurant concept. "Expect the freshest local ingredients prepared in a progressive method to achieve delicious, beautiful dishes."

In true Hawaiian Regional form, the menu nods to traditional Hawaiian as well as Asian ingredients. "Whether diners seek familiar flavors, a healthy option, or a foodie adventure... there is a 'Bol' for everyone." To top it off with a little bit of fun, order a refreshing Boba Tea (a Taiwanese tea-based drink with poppable 'bubbles') also made to order.

Chef Allen is recognized as a stand-out face of the 2nd wave of Hawaii Regional cuisine. First a graduate of California Culinary Academy, a Le Cordon Blue affiliate in San Francisco. He went on to work closely with founders of the Hawaii Regional food movement. Not afraid to get out of the kitchen, Allen helps on his family's Ka'u coffee farm. He is also known for taking fellow chefs around the island pig hunting and tako diving to stay grounded with the land & the food they serve. These experiences enforce the importance to offer smart-sourced, local ingredients and flavors. "These Farmers, Ranchers, and Fishermen live a passion, like I do.  It is my manao ("purpose") to support and preserve this passion. It shows in the quality and flavor of their ingredients. You feel it when you eat it. The result is a unique experience of aloha ("love") as only Hawai'i sources can deliver."

A current success, Mai Grille by Chef Allen Hess found acclaim as Hawaii's original "Bacon Hale" featuring local brews, award-winning Poke experiences,  seasonal dinners, Sunday brunch, &, of course, Mai bacon. Mai Grille by Chef Allen Hess is located in the Waikoloa Beach Resort Golf clubhouse at 69-622 Waikoloa Beach Drive. Open Mon.-Sat. 8am-10:30am for breakfast, lunch 11am-2:30pm. Happy hour 2:30pm to 5pm. Sunday Brunch  is 7:30am-2:30pm. Open for seasonal dinners starting November Thurs.-Sat. 5pm, with last reservation at 7pm. Call (808) 886-7600 or visit maigrille.com for more information & reservations.

PRESS CONTACT: ChefAllenHess@gmail.com or call Mai Grille 808-886-7600

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