Tomato Salad

This salad incorporates fresh, farmed produce as a tribute to the numerous farms found throughout Hawai`i.  

Our various microclimates allow us to grow all sorts of foods, from taro and tomatoes to cacao and coffee.

On Hawai`i Island, there were more than 62,000 acres of crops as of 2020, primarily growing coffee, macadamia nuts, papaya, and sweet potatoes.   

Farmers throughout the state have to face a number of challenges, such as natural disasters (storms, volcanic eruptions), and invasive pests, but a steady increase of agriculture means progress towards becoming self-sufficient, and less reliant on imported products.

Chef Brian will often make a visit to the local farmers market or connect with a farmer and be inspired by what's in season, and create a dish based on what's available to harvest.

This salad highlights local tomatoes and cucumbers, along with a dressing made with Big Island chèvre