CACTUS will be hosting the next installment in its Farmer’s Dinner series on Thursday, November 21, when we warmly welcome Glenn and Amy Shinsato of Shinsato Farms.
In the early 1940’s, Shigemichi Tomei started raising pigs on the windward side of Oahu, and today this farm is still in operation by daughter Amy and family. Shinsato Farm produces pork that is 100% local, their pigs are born and humanely raised right here on Oahu. They are raised on a commercial, corn-based feed; no slop is ever used. Also, no growth stimulants or antibiotics are ever used. Shinsato Farm pork is processed onsite in a USDA-approved facility and under USDA inspection.
Chef John Memering has created a six course tasting menu along with wine and cocktail pairings. The menu will feature lots of pork, of course. But also something new— the Shinsato’s are offering locally grown rabbit!
The six-course, prix fixe tasting menu is priced at $70, or $100 with wine and cocktail pairings for each course. Items on the menu can also be ordered ala carte.
There are two seatings for the evening, one at 5:30 and 7:30; reservations are recommended.
Come and enjoy a sumptuous meal and gain additional perspective on how important Hawaii’s agriculture is to our island’s future.