A Healthy, New Restaurant in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Finally!! Kailua-Kona will have a new and healthy restaurant opening March 27, 2016: Laulima-Food Patch. Owner, Chef Bonita Lao of Bonita Lao Catering has traveled the world and inspired the most distinguished pallets by pioneering the fusion of asian pacific flavors and classic techniques. Her expertise was cultivated in some of the best restaurants in San Francisco, Italy, Australia and Oahu.
The art of her cooking captures the story and emotions within every dish while highlighting the fresh produce of Hawaii and flavors inspired by her native Chinese heritage and her training across the globe. Here, back at home on the Big Island, Bonita is undertaking a new and exciting venture that will extend beyond her successful catering business: Laulima-Food Patch; a healthy new restaurant located in the heart of Kailua-Kona is featuring build your own bowl creations; beach ready and on the go!
Analgous to a Lo'i (taro patch), a land dedicated to growing taro, Laulima is a food patch where we are dedicated to creating great food. Laulima translates to “many hands working together in cooperation” and that’s exactly at the heart of our kitchen. Local food growers and culinary artisans have united to bring you fresh, island inspired cuisine built to “hit the spot”.
Not just food to go, Laulima is a culinary experience full of heart.