Alan Wong’s Restaurant
Chef Alan Wong, a one-time André Soltner protégé, is the master of Hawaii Regional Cuisine (a culinary movement that Wong and 11 other chefs started in 1991 to blend the area’s ethnic flavors with local ingredients). His 14-year-old restaurant in a nondescript office building is still one of Honolulu’s best. Wong is known for championing local farms and for his expert touch with Hawaiian fish like onaga and opakapaka.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.