Monday, July 26, 2010

Roy's Restaurant, San Francisco

The occasion of my Aunt's 95th birthday took us to Roy's restaurant in San Francisco, my aunts son is a long time resident of Maui, Hawaii and the Hawaiian thyme of the birthday dinner was very fitting. The Chef/Owner of the Roy's 31 restaurant empire is Roy Yamaguchi, a Japanese born chef who migrated to the U.S. to attend culinary training at the Culinary Institute of America, he then worked in some of Los Angeles finest restaurant before opening his first restaurant in that city, soon he followed his roots and instincts to make a move to Hawaii and open Roy's which was the start of his Hawaiian-Asian influenced cooking, his success would soon give him the title "the Father of modern East-West cooking" I had the chance to meet Roy many years ago at one of his Hawaiian restaurants while vacationing in the Islands, I remember him being a really nice and welcoming chef whose food was flawless. Our meal in San Francisco was just as good but with out that special feel you only get in the Islands.

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