Archive March 2013

Huggo's Intern -- Another Big Winner!

Cameron Linden, Paradise Gourmet Catering's award-winning intern!

Earlier this month, we announced Huggo’s Executive Sous Chef Carlos Nava claimed second place in the professional division (poke with shoyu category) in Sam Choy’s Annual Poke Contest held in Keauhou on Hawaii Island. Now we have more news to share! It isn’t only professional chefs who are crowned champions — amateurs and culinary students also compete each year.

Cameron Linden, an intern with Huggo’s catering company Paradise Gourmet, clinched first place in the high school division! Cameron works alongside Executive Chef Chris Fagan and his veteran team as part of her on-going education in the culinary arts.

Join us in congratulating Cameron on her award-winning poke!

Huggo's Own Chef Carlos Wins 2nd in Sam Choy Poke Contest

Chef Carlos with his winning Poke dish -- Kona Poke "Pie"!

Huggo’s and On the Rocks Executive Sous Chef Carlos Nava has just been awarded second place in the annual Sam Choy Poke Contest which is just wrapping up now at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa in Keauhou. Chef Carlos’ winning dish was Kona Poke “Pie” — a tasty combination of Cubed Ahi, Onions, Guacamole, Aloha Shoyu, Won Ton Curls and Roasted Sesame Seeds.

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Huggo's is Sporting the Green on Sunday!

Enjoy your Guinness at Huggo's!

Chef Ken has done it again — another special menu to celebrate one of our favorite holidays, St. Patrick’s Day, of course!

Three delicious courses priced at just $32.50, starting with Guinness Onion Soup with Irish Cheddar Croutons, featuring corned beef, cabbage, carrots and potatoes, and finishing with Grasshoper Pie — Creme de Menthe filling and coconut crust! There will be plenty of beer to wash it all down, along with some super special cocktails — a wee bit of the Leprechaun’s favorites!

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Another Ono-Kind-of-Night at Huggo's!

Welcome to Huggo's -- e komo mai!

Book your table wiki wiki (fast) for one of Chef Ken’s most popular specials on offer tonight — his ono (delicous and also the name of the fish featured this evening) Ginger-Panko Crusted Ono in a Tamarind-Ponzu Sauce served with Jade Bamboo Rice and Wakame Seaweed Avocado Salad.

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What a Dinner, What a Show!

Chef Ken’s Wednesday night special: Grilled NY Steak with asparagus and potato gratin.

While we know every night at Huggo’s in Kailua-Kona is special, Wednesday evening was magic! With the waterfront dining areas packed with kama’aina (long-time residents) and visitors alike, diners were treated to one of the more spectaular sunsets in weeks and a fabulous show by our annual guests — Humpback whales from Alaska!

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