Recently taking 1st place in the Star-Advertiser's People's Choice Awards for Hawaii's Best Italian restaurant, Arancino Ristorante Italiano will be celebrating its recent success with a special menu.
Created by Executive Chef Daisuke Hamamoto, Arancino's will also feature their food at the Best of Honolulu Festival, which is happening on July 16th at the Frank F. Fasi Civic Grounds at Honolulu Hale.
With nearly 20 years of culinary experience in Hawaii and overseas, Chef Daisuke is one Hawaii’s leading chefs who specializes in Italian fine dining with modern Japanese influences. His creative dishes showcase the bounty of Hawaii from land and sea, and his inspiration stems from his unquenchable thirst for learning new techniques and using different ingredients and products through visiting Hawaii’s farms, reading different cook books and experiencing new dishes wherever he goes.
Born and raised in Kagawa, Japan, Chef Daisuke literally grew up in the kitchen. His father served as the lead cook in a yoshoku (Western cuisine) restaurant in Japan and would set Daisuke’s baby crib next to him in the kitchen while he worked. After graduating from high school, Chef Daisuke worked as a parts inspector for Toyota Motor Corporation for three years, until he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and pursue a career in the culinary arts.
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