Wine superstar hits VINO; Singh bulks up at Ruth's Chris
FRENCH winemaking consultant Michael Rolland
, called the Tiger Woods
of winemaking consultants by local wine expert Chuck Furuya
, dined at Kapalua's VINO recently. Chuck
chose hard-to-get world class bottlings from two of France's revered wineries, Domaine Gaston Huet from Vouvray and Domaine Grange des Peres from Southern France. Restaurant managers Aaron Trujillo
and Ed Mikesh
were on Cloud Nine when Michael walked in ... Vijay Singh
visited the Big Island and dined at Ruth's Chris Steak House at The Shops at Mauna Lani before heading over to Maui, where he won the Mercedes-Benz championship at Kapalua Sunday. Ruth's Chris G.M. Charley Yoshida
also spotted sportscaster Brent Musberger
and Cheap Trick
singer Robin Zander
and his family in the steak house ...
MORTON'S Singapore G.M. Zyron Schoniwitz, well known in local restaurant circles and a former manager at Morton's Ala Moana, brought Nga "Nani" Thuy Nguyen, originally of Hanoi, Vietnam, here for their Dec. 7 wedding. The ceremony was held at Waialae Beach Park and was followed by a reception at the Willows ...
Ophthalmologist had his eyes on Audrey
CHIEF OPHTHALMOLOGIST at Kapiolani Hospital and UH med school professor Malcolm Ing
, born and raised here, met his wife-to-be in 1954 while at Harvard. He spotted a pretty, high school senior working in the university's library in none other than the Hawaii section. That was the start of something big. It wasn't just the Hawaii section that drew Malcolm to Audrey Regut
, he liked what he saw. One thing led to another and Audrey, the head cheerleader at Arlington High, became his wife a year and a half later. Audrey was a bit suspicious of the coincidences when, during that first meeting, Malcolm said he was from Hawaii and that his mom's name also was Audrey ... It was a song that brought Bev Rice
into the arms of attorney Gary Grimmer
, like the Ings, members of Oahu Country Club. Visiting relatives in Santa Monica, Calif., on her 14th birthday in 1964, Bev heard "Beyond the Reef" and decided right then and there that she was going to live in Hawaii some day. She lived in Europe, Alaska and other states before making it here in 1981. Eventually, she met local boy Gary and they were married in 1992 ...
, who sold the Star-Bulletin in the streets of downtown Honolulu during World War II, writes of people, places and things in our Hawaii. E-mail him at email@example.com