Chef Talk


Catch­ing up with culi­nary greats.

For­mer “Top Chef” con­tes­tant is ea­ger to re­veal his culi­nary her­itage at his soon-to-open Lin­eage restau­rant. “I can’t wait to share what we’re do­ing,” says Shel­don Simeon. “We’ve got some great things lined up.” Among them is a cart ser­vice, which elim­i­nates the wait for your first course. “You sit down and you can have food al­ready on the ta­ble,” Simeon says. “This is like I’m wel­com­ing you into my home.” An ex­ten­sion of that aloha is crafted through the menu, which Simeon de­scribes as a “cel­e­bra­tion of recipes of old Hawai’i, and those of his par­ents and grand­par­ents.” “It’s re­ally cel­e­brat­ing what we eat,” says the Hawai’i Is­land na­tive. “There’ll be smoked meats, like Por­tuguese sausage, and I’m play­ing with dif­fer­ent Hawai­ian salts to make my pipikaula (salted and dried beef).” Simeon an­tic­i­pates Lin­eage’s grand open­ing to be in late Au­gust or early Septem­ber. And when it does open, ev­ery­one is in­vited to share his Filipino lin­eage. The Shops at Wailea, 3750 Wailea Alanui Dr.

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