Celebrated Chef James McDonald, along with partners Louis Coulombe and Stephan Bel-Robert and the team of Pacific‘O and I‘O restaurants have opened ‘Aina Gourmet Market, a fine foods store and café in the Honua Kai Resort & Spa located near Ka‘anapali Beach.
The market’s goods are said to be based upon the “locavore” concept, where as much as possible will be harvested or produced within 100 miles of the location. Items such as farm-fresh eggs, organic produce, meats, coffees, wine, chocolates and local fruit gelato are available. Vendors such as Olowalu Farms, Ono Farms, Maui Cattle Company and others will be featured in the gourmet shop. Customers can also sit down and enjoy fresh paninis and smoothies, made to order. There was an opening celebration held last Sunday, May 31. ‘Aina Gourmet Market is located at 130 Kai Malina Parkway in Ka‘anapali. For more information, call 667-4341.