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The First in Our Series of Guest Chefs: Tom Falchini

     Japanese Grandma's Cafe would like to introduce the first in our series of monthly guest chefs. Please join us in welcoming Chef Thomas Falchini on July 24th and 25th! Chef Tom Falchini of Riviera Country Club brings his culinary prowess to an exclusive 2-night dinner event at Japanese Grandma’s Café in Hanapepe, Hawaii. This young chef comes from Los Angeles, CA, and brings experience ranging from a small bakery in central California to Michelin Three-Star restaurant Joël Robuchon in Las Vegas, NV.


On Sunday the 24th and Monday the 25th, will have two seatings per night. The first seating will start at 5:30 pm, and the second at 7:30 pm. We will charge a $15 corkage fee for BYOB wine bottles.

      Starting in the industry at the age of 15, Chef Tom has taken every opportunity that has presented itself along the way, which has led to an excitingly varied and meteoric career. With a degree from the International Culinary School at Art Institute of California, he quickly found a spot at some of Los Angeles’s most popular eateries –including Craft Los Angeles under Chef Tom Colicchio and as well as Michelin Two-Star Spago Beverly Hills under Chef Wolfgang Puck. Combining this fine dining cooking with the more humble knowledge he gained from teenage summers at a hometown Italian deli, Falchini earned a spot in the kitchen at the celebrated Joël Robuchon in Las Vegas, NV. Once again seeing an opportunity to grow and following his constant desire for new challenges, he then accepted his current position of Chef de Cuisine at the prestigious Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, CA. As the primary host of the PGA Tour’s annual Northern Trust Open, Riviera Country Club offers fine dining to a host of members and guests with Falchini in the kitchen. This year, Chef Tom traveled on a culinary educational trip to Tokyo, Japan, to study under Riviera’s Japanese chefs, learning firsthand what makes a Japanese culinary experience unlike any other.
     Italian Deli. Smalltown Bakery. College Wine Bar. New American L.A. Hot Spot. French Fine Dining. Two- and Three-Michelin Star Restaurants. Japanese Inspired Cuisine. Chef Tom Falchini has seen and done a lot in his young career, and has an undying appetite for more.

Earlier Event: April 1
Sake Tasting!