Image of Laurelhurst Market courtesy The Goodist
Aloha means "hello": Kona, Hawaii native Benjamin Dyer of Simpatica Dining Hall and Laurelhurst Market is heading home next week, and it's not just for the waves and coffee. In his weekly menu e-mail to Simpatica customers, Dyer writes:
Also, I wanted to let all of you know that I'll be emailing you from The Big Island of Hawaii next week, so if there are difficulties with the email, that'll be why. Jason, David and I will be taking our families (yep, all nine of us!) to my old stomping grounds on a research trip. What kind of research trip do you ask? Well, it's not to open a restaurant in Hawaii, I can tell you that much. Maybe another restaurant here in town, perhaps? Hmmm. I'll let you know more when we return. I love being such a tease.
Past Hawaiian dinners at Simpatica have featured such dishes as musubi, seared Ahi poke, Kalua pig and cabbage, Spam and egg, and family-style Huli Huli chicken and Kal-Bi Korean beef short ribs with rice, macaroni salad and Taro root. Sounds like the new chain in the Pearl might have some heavy plate lunch competition.