January 28th, 2011


The Little Wolf of the Wolfgang's Steakhouse famiglia celebrated its launch the other evening with lots of buzz and local celebrities... 2 Couture (Takeo and Eric) with Miss Hawaii and Miss Teen Hawaii; the beautiful Cha Thompson, Estelle and Michael Green, KGMB's Cheryl Oncea, Philip Shaw of Michel's, Andy South (Hawaii's Project Runway's shining star), Vicki and Jimmy Borges, Jon Heckathorn, Dr. Alvin Chung, our own Johann Bouit (just in from Tahiti), Michi Moore, and many other guests loving the evening.  Wine flowed, service was non-stop with plates of fresh melon and prosciutto, fabulous Old World- nouveau style mini pizza, and an array of wonderful offerings by master Chef Nick Sayada (Black Orchid, Cascada). Owners, Peter and Wolfgang Zweiner (and his lovely wife), of Wolfgang's Steakhouses (New York, LA, Waikiki 3rd level) were brilliant in creating this little trattoria right in the heart of Waikiki. Yes. Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar is located on the  first level of the Royal Hawaiian Center 808. 922.3400, with easy parking, easy access, and this bit of New York atmosphere is just moments away from a splash in the Pacific Ocean. What a combination.   It is so nice to see the new Waikiki continuing to surprise, impress, and entertain. It seems that the night life is coming alive in a very wonderful way, finding its metro - tropical style, thanks to talent such as Chef Sayada and the Sweiners. Perfection would be to see a lot more local folks enjoying what Waikiki has to offer. Life is Good.

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  1. Nani Girl:

    what a wonderful video on IL Lupino. I walked passed there alot watching how the place progressed. It's so beautiful and I will be going there soon with my friends. thank you for the video. looks like we're going to have fun there and the food looks ono.