Daniel Thiebaut, Waimea
Waimea , Hawaii
Tel: 808 887 2200
Concierge.com's insider take:
Formerly a general store and feeding stop for local ranch families, this unlikely venue is one of Waimea's top tables (the other is Merriman's). Just as chef Daniel Thiebaut renovated this country house with antique furniture and Sig Zane tropical prints, a decade of island life has transformed the chefThiebaut's heavily Asian-flavored dishes belie his French roots only in structure and presentation. He might wok-fry sea scallops then sauce them in a warm coconut crab dressing; or spice up bacon-wrapped beef tenderloin and herb spaetzle with a Thai curry. The heartiness of the menu pairs well with the area's crisp, often wet, days and misty nights, and it's worth the drive to sample iteven if you're staying an hour away in Kailua-Kona.
Open Mondays through Saturdays 11:30 am to 9 pm, Sundays 10 am to 9 pm.