When a NYC Chef Met a Kaua’i Farm

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Kukui’ula is excited to welcome James Beard nominated chef, Marco Canora from New York City’s beloved restaurant, Hearth.  For two exclusive Kukui’ula events, Canora will share his culinary talents with our community.  The options are limitless for this farm to fork experience.  Spend your late morning and afternoon on July 28th in an exclusive farm luncheon and cooking demonstration hosted by Chef Marco and learn his approach to fresh, healthy cooking.  Then on the night of July 30th experience Chef Marco Canora’s menu featuring Kukui’ula’s farm fresh produce and Kauai’s savory seafood.

As a chef, restaurateur and cookbook author, Marco Canora has earned critical acclaim for his Italian-inflected cooking.  In the more than a decade since Marco opened Hearth, the restaurant has become an enduring presence in the New York City dining scene.  In January 2016, Marco reinvented the 12-year-old restaurant with a fresh new look and sharpened commitment to transparency and simple, clean food. The menu focuses on real food and nutrient density, offering quality fats, freshly milled grains, grass-fed butter and sustainable, local fish, all influenced by Marco’s Italian heritage.


With a newfound commitment to mindful, nutritious eating, Marco opened his takeout window, Brodo, in November 2014. Adjacent to Hearth in the East Village, Brodo serves nourishing, sip-able bone broths out of coffee cups with customizable add-ins such as ginger juice, freshly grated turmeric and shiitake mushroom tea. Marco has been recognized by many as a pioneer of the bone-broth trend that continues to spread across the nation.

Marco’s first cookbook, Salt to Taste, was a major success and nominated for a James Beard award in 2010. Clarkson Potter published his second, A Good Food Day, a testament to fresh, healthy cooking, in December 2014, followed by Brodo: a bone broth cookbook in December 2015. Marco has been profiled in The New York Times, Serious Eats, and The Huffington Post.  He was a finalist on The Next Iron Chef and a judge on Chopped and Top Chef as well as made numerous appearances on Today, The Chew, Good Morning America, Martha Stewart and Nightline.