ONO-LICIOUS | NOVEMBER 18, 2016 3 Chef Ippy Aiona of Three Fat Pigs Born and raised on the Big Island, Chef Philip “Ippy” Aiona brings a unique, local flair to his artisan menu at The Three Fat Pigs & The Thirsty Wolf, A Restaurant & Gastropub, an enticing venue located at Kings’ Shops in Waikoloa Beach Resort. Inspired by his culinary upbringing in Waimea, and in keeping with his penchant for adventure and selfdiscovery, the popular chef has just announced a name change and new concept for his lakeside restaurant soon to be “ I’ll be making dishes that I grew up with, a different type of local food. Even though Three Fat Pigs is doing great, it’s important for me to keep evolving and doing different things. I love to challenge myself. The new menu will reveal a storyline about my culinary adventures. known as Koa Table. Slated to open by December 8, 2016, Koa Table will occupy the same familiar space as Three Fat Pigs, but will showcase an entirely new menu highlighting family-style, local comfort food. ” IPPY AIONA CHEF “I’ll be making dishes that I grew up with, a different type of local food,” said Chef Ippy. “Even though Three Fat Pigs is doing great, it’s important for me to keep BY KAREN ANDERSON SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY CHEF PROFILE In 2012, Chef Ippy was named one of the Best 30 Under 30 chefs in the nation by Forbes. COURTESY PHOTOS continued on page 6 Born and raised on the Big Island, Chef Ippy Aiona brings an artisan flair to his locally inspired dishes. His new restaurant, Koa Table, will highlight local comfort foods.
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