The Blue Tomato by Alan Wong
  • STEP 3: The beef should form at least 3 layers around the ‘ahi when rolled.

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“Make Something Out of Nothing” — Cooking Inspired by Mom

Alan Wong’s Restaurants and Watermark Publishing, publisher of The Blue Tomato, are pleased to collaborate with the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai’i to present an event honoring mothers (and all those other women who raised us) and their role in our food heritage. Inspired Food: The Roots of Hawai’i Cuisine, a brunch & talk-story with … Continue reading Rising Stars Gala

Congratulations to AWR Next Generation chefs Michelle Karr-Ueoka and Wade Ueoka! Both were named Rising Stars by in the first-ever group of Hawai‘i chefs given this distinction by the online culinary magazine. Thirteen up-and-coming chefs, and one mixologist, were named to the 2012 Rising Stars list. To see the full list (and they are … Continue reading

IN THE MEDIA: 11/21/12 reviewed of The Blue Tomato back in October. Wong’s multi-hued plating style and his fusing of multiple ethnic influences should be inspiration enough for most readers to imitate and create with whatever product they choose to celebrate. Here are a few other reviews that we missed posting to this blog: The Honolulu Weekly‘s reviewer … Continue reading

Next Generation Dinner – Sept. 2012

If you’ve watched Chef Alan’s Blue Tomato interview video, you know that one of the possible titles he considered for The Blue Tomato was The Next Generation. “The Next Generation” became the final chapter of The Blue Tomato instead, and it expresses his belief in teaching the generations that came after us. It’s a philosophy … Continue reading

Taste of the Nation Hawaii 2012

Please join Chef Alan Wong, this year’s Honorary Chef Chair, at Taste of the Nation Hawaii, a fundraiser to help fight childhood hunger nationwide. Nearly 17 million children face hunger in America. Most families that live below the poverty line in America are working families, yet their regular income is not sufficient to cover the … Continue reading

Chef Alan Wong’s The Blue Tomato Wins Prestigious IACP Culinary Award

Watermark Publishing is pleased to announce that the The Blue Tomato: The Inspirations Behind the Cuisine of Alan Wong by Chef Alan Wong, co-written by Arnold Hiura, has been named the “Chefs & Restaurants” category winner in the 26th Annual International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Cookbook Awards. The Blue Tomato’s fellow nominees in the … Continue reading

The Blue Tomato Announced as Finalist in Prestigious IACP Culinary Awards

The Blue Tomato: The Inspirations Behind the Cuisine of Alan Wong by Chef Alan Wong, co-written by Arnold Hiura, is one of three finalists in the 26th Annual International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Cookbook Awards in the “Chefs & Restaurants” category. [To see the full list of Cookbook Award finalists, as well as nominees … Continue reading

Taste Hawai‘i Tour Photo Galleries

View photo slideshows from the Taste Hawai‘i Tour. For larger images, click on the photo to go to the main gallery for the event. (See yourself or someone you know in a photo? Visit the photo galleries on Facebook at the Blue Tomato page or the Kau Kau page and tag them!) Have photos you’d … Continue reading

Restaurant Week Hawaii Promotions

Come and Taste Hawai‘i during Restaurant Week Hawai‘i (Nov. 14 to 20, 2011) at Alan Wong’s Honolulu and The Pineapple Room at Macy’s Ala Moana Center! Both restaurants will feature special prix fixe dinner menus. See the menus here. In addition, The Pineapple Room is part of a special promotion at Ala Moana Center: Get … Continue reading

Taste Hawai‘i Tour Event Prize Giveaways

Attend the ticketed Taste Hawai‘i Tour tasting events with Chef Alan Wong and Arnold Hiura, including Chef Alan’s Birthday Bash on November 2, and you could win dinner for two at The Pineapple Room or Alan Wong’s Honolulu, a collection of cookbooks, or possibly even a trip for two to Hawai‘i to dine at Chef … Continue reading