Tasting Kauai Part Two – Farm To Table Kauai eats. A look at all the food stops on our Tasting Kauai tour as well as a little about the mastermind behind these tours, Marta Lane. Thanks Tasting Kauai for sponsoring this post. I received a complimentary tour and no other compensation.
Marta Lane is an amazing person. What she has done and is doing for the local Kauai food scene is so incredible. Marta Lane is a freelance writer specializing in Hawaiian food and farming on the island of Kauai. She has contributed to many publications such as Hana Hou! magazine, Edible Hawaiian Islands magazine, HILuxury magazine and her columns “Tastes of Kauai” and “On The Farm” ran every week in MidWeek Kauai and The Garden Island Newspapers from 2010 to 2014. She founded Tasting Kauai in 2012 as her official tasting food tours business because she wanted people to experience Kauai’s culture through food in a much more personal setting. Tasting Kauai guides small groups of adventurous eaters to local farms, hot spots including higher end farm to table restaurants, and food trucks. The tours provide a look at how the farm to table industry is thriving in Hawaii while getting a chance to speak to some of Kauai’s best chefs, business owners and farmers. You leave the tour with an entirely different perspective of food on Kauai and greater sense of respect for the Hawaiian culture. Marta shares the Aloha Spirit through her tours. And I was so incredibly grateful to be able to go on one. Marta also has a full-color restaurant guide book and a Tasting Kauai app. Her book and app were recently updated and the tours were updated as well. Her tours range from meeting at a farmers market to learn all about the different fruits and vegetables grown on Kauai, meet local farmers and sample the produce. Other tours are more extensive with different farms and or restaurant stops. The one I went on, Royal Coconut Coast Tour, included the tour of Kealia Farms that I covered in part one of this series, as well as several food trucks, a bakery and a higher end farm to table restaurant. It was an incredible sampling of Kauai eats and our tour guide, Michelle Lemay was so much fun.