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A s the newest mem- ber of the heart-of- the-house team at Quiora, chef de cuisine Jared Murakawa is already making flavorful waves by coupling his vast experience with a passion for pasta and locally sourced
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product made his way to the Quiora kitchen after working at three-Michelin star restau- rant Quince in San Francisco and moving home to perfect his craft alongside Alan Wong at the culinary wizard’s name- sake restaurant.
By offering an incredible ambiance coupled with allur- ing dishes incorporating local ingredients and flavors, Quiora appeals to all the senses. Quio- ra, which is conveniently locat-
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ed just off Kalakaua or Kuhio avenues at the Ritz Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach, opened in 2019 and is part of G.LION Hawaii that also op- erates sister restaurants Hy’s Steak House and La Vie.
Murakawa’s influences are on display with Quiora’s Buon San Valentino (Valentine’s Day) Menu ($125 per person, exclu- sive of tax and gratuity) avail- able Feb. 14-15.
The Valentine’s Day menu launches with Caprese and the bold flavors of housemade fo- caccia, tomato, mozzarella and basil. Next up is the striking Pickled Strawberry and Roasted Beet Salad, featuring local mixed greens, goat cheese cream, pis- tachio crumble and olive oil.
Lobster Carbonara is a sig- nature showstopper on the
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               Quiora’s newly minted chef de cuisine, Jared Murakawa, unveils the restaurant’s Valentine’s Day menu.
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