51st Annual Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo | April 20-26th

Cafe Pesto Merrie Monarch Festival

 

Once a year Hilo, Hawaii becomes the center of the hula universe during the week-long Merrie Monarch festival.  Featuring an internationally acclaimed hula competition, a crafts fair, an art show, hula performances, and a grand parade, it is a celebration like no other. This year’s Merrie Monarch Festival starts on April 20 with a hoʻolauleʻa (celebration) at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.

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“The Home Chef” w/ Casey Halpern: Hamakua Mushroom Pasta

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Chef Casey Halpern from Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay teamed up with Hamakua Heritage Farm and filmed several video segments called “The Home Chef,” which feature cooking with Hamakua mushrooms. This delicious video is on Hamakua Mushrooms Pasta. Read More »

“The Home Chef” w/ Casey Halpern: Mushroom Pizza

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Cafe Pesto LOVES cooking with Hamakua mushrooms from the Hamakua Heritage Farm in Laupāhoehoe, Hawaii.

Chef Casey Halpern from Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay teamed up with Hamakua Heritage Farm and filmed several video segments called “The Home Chef.” In these videos Chef Casey cooks delicious dishes with Hamakua mushrooms that viewers can easily make right at home!   Read More »

Valentine’s Day Weekend at Hilo Bay

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Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a romantic weekend of L-O-V-E and of course some delicious food!

Wow you’re loved ones with the “Cuddling Colossal Shrimp and Pacific Lobster.”  Treat yourself to the “Slow and Succulent Beef Tenderloin” or just go straight to the “Sinful Pleasures!”

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Chinese New Year Festival 2014

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Happy Chinese New Year – 中国新年快乐
Cafe Pesto loves a downtown Hilo celebration! This Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 10 am to 3 pm is the 12th Annual Hilo Chinese New Year Festival at Kalakaua Park. Read More »

Cafe Pesto is Closed for Super Bowl

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Sunday, February 2, 2014 Cafe Pesto will be CLOSED for the Super Bowl.

The staff at Cafe Pesto are all huge football fans, and this is the only day out of the year that we allow a TV in the restaurant where our employees can watch the game!
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Christmas at the Fairmont Orchid

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This Saturday December 14, 2013 is the 25th Annual Christmas at The Fairmont -Dining with the Chefs.  This gala benefits local culinary scholarships by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Kona Kohala Chefs AssociationRead More »

Not Only Pizza & Pasta, but Desserts Too!

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Cafe Pesto is known for their delicious pizza, pasta, and other fabulous dishes, but people may forget about our equally delicious desserts!

Baked fresh daily we have:

Liliko’i Cheesecake: New York style cheesecake with mac nut cookie crust, and a liliko`i passion fruit topping

Hot Keanakolu Apple Crisp: Freshly sliced apples with a macadamia nut crumb topping Read More »

Now Serving Local Organic Chicken from Punachicks

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Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay is very excited to now serve local organic chicken from Punachicks Farm in Keaau on the Big Island! Read More »

Live Music At Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay Wednesday – Sunday Nights

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Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay has live music on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, from 6 to 9 pm and Sunday nights from 5 to 8 pm. Read More »