Mariposa undergoes a leadership shift
The Mariposa at Neiman Marcus is under new leadership, in the kitchen and dining room.
Jason Kagihara has been named chef de cuisine, replacing Doug Lum, who left this fall for Portland, Ore. Duane Kawamoto, former manager at L'Uraku and Sergio's Italian Restaurant, is the new food and beverage manager, overseeing all three dining outlets in Neiman Marcus' Ala Moana Center store.
Kagihara, a 1996 graduate of Kapiolani Community College's culinary program, worked as Lum's sous chef after spending six years in Seattle restaurants.
Makino Chaya opens Aloha Tower location
Makino Chaya opened a new site in Aloha Tower Marketplace last week, bringing the chain of buffet restaurants downtown.
The Japanese-based chain offers a variety of food stations, including sushi, teppan (grill), tempura and a seafood selection that includes live Maine lobster, half-shell scallops, Alaska king crab and shrimp cocktail.
The Aloha Tower location features such new items as U.S.-grown wagyu beef.
Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:30 to 9 p.m. daily. Call 535-6860.