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Locally sourced Hawaiian regional cuisine/canoe crops celebrated at Mauna Kea's Manta Restaurant

Manta Restaurant Executive Sous Chef Rio Miceli (Left) and Wendle Lesher (Center) Director of Food and Beverage at Mauna Kea Resort talk with correspondent Tom Wilmer
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Executive Sous Chef Rio Miceli and Wendle Lesher Director of Food & Beverage at the Mauna Kea Resort’s Manta Restaurant talk story about honoring and showcasing Hawaii’s multi-ethnic cuisine. 

Manta Restaurant at Mauna Kea Resort
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Manta Restaurant at Mauna Kea Resort

Manta specializes in locally sourced ingredients and fresh caught fish from the seas surrounding the Big Island.

Sundowner vista from Manta Restaurant at Mauna Kea Resort
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Sundowner vista from Manta Restaurant at Mauna Kea Resort

Miceli and Lesher also integrate historic “canoe crops” that were brought to the islands with the first Polynesian settlers. 

The Mauna Kea Resort lobby with priceless Asian art and priceless ocean vistas
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The Mauna Kea Resort lobby with priceless Asian art and priceless ocean vistas
Colorful bird at Mauna Kea Resort reflects the beauty of the colorful setting
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Colorful bird at Mauna Kea Resort reflects the beauty of the colorful setting
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