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.