Favorite Finds: A Taste of the Islands

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A TASTE OF THE ISLANDS

Culinary treasures shine on these isles, whether you spend the day on shore or devote more time to exploring local flavors.

GASTRONOMY IN THE GREEK ISLES

The bright flavors of the Greek islands seem to dance on your palate. We’ll reserve a coveted seat at Selene Restaurant in the village of Pyrgos, where island ingredients are modernized and refined: an artfully presented salad stars prized Santorini tomatoes, pickled cucumber, and chloro cheese “snow.” Find more island traditions in Santorini’s volcanic vineyards and on the island of Mytilene, famed for its anise-infused ouzo.

AUTHENTIC HAWAI‘I

Delve deeper into O‘ahu’s local fare with an insider expert. A stroll through Honolulu’s Chinatown showcases savory barbecue pork and baked manapua, a Hawaiian twist on Chinese steamed buns. Indulge your sweet tooth with chocolate-filled “coco puffs” at Liliha Bakery and Portuguese-style doughnuts known as malasadas from Leonard’s Bakery. Or bicycle between mom ‘n’ pop shops that dish out ocean-fresh poke, shredded kalua pork and steaming coffee.

Malasadas
Malasadas from Leonard’s Bakery.
Photo: Leonard’s Bakery

FLAVOR OF THE BAHAMAS

Step into the kitchen with a beloved Bahamian chef who unlocks the secrets of island cuisine. Simmer sweet conch in a rich tomato broth to create a flavorful chowder, and broil locally caught fish to tender perfection. You’ll taste the love that goes into these dishes, along with favorites like pigeon peas and rice and guava duff in a wine-paired lunch at Graycliff Restaurant.

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[Cover Photo: Comstock / Konstanttin]


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