I get quite a few requests from customers that want to come out to Hole in the Mountain Farm, but it’s not everyday that the executive chef from the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas calls you up because he wants to come see where Kauaʻi Sugarloaf grows. Although I must admit, most times when anyone, even the executive chef at the Wynn Resort, asks for a tour of the farm I tend to cringe because it always takes a couple of hours out of my work day. But experience has taught me that this “chore” is always a very satisfying and motivating break in my life. And so when David Walzog from Wynn contacted me, I said I would gladly show him around.
Sometimes being a farmer can feel like you have a noose around your neck, tied to the land and working seven days a week. But whenever I bring someone to the farm and give them a little tour I realize once again how incredibly blessed we are. Needless to say, that was the experience after bringing David to the farm. David told me about his ocean to table vision and the specially curated menu of the most unique species of fish found in the Hawaiian Islands, fresh to your table.
He explained how he wanted to also have something else, just as spectacular, for his menu. He told me how he looked around on the internet and came across my website. It didn’t take him long to realize this was exactly what he was looking for! I told David I wanted to be a part of his vision and we made arrangements for me to ship him Kauaʻi Sugarloaf Pineapple, harvest permitting. Next time you are in Las Vegas, stop in for a taste of Kauaʻi at David’s Lakeside restaurant.