Vanua Chocolate sampler
Food

New Fruit-Infused Vanua Chocolate Sampler

Vanua Chocolate is a chocolatier based in Fiji that sources it's cacao from local farms. The company is releasing a new product: a chocolate sampler with fruit infusions. It makes for a lovely little gift for yourself or others. The chocolatier does not use emulsifiers. This artisinal product is elegant in the simplicity of it's… Continue reading New Fruit-Infused Vanua Chocolate Sampler

Sigatoka Coffee
Food

Sigatoka Coffee from Fiji

We visited Beachouse, a backpacker hotel on the Coral Coast of Fiji, during our drive home from the Warwick in February. There is a boutique store, microbrewery and cafe on the grounds, and we picked up a bag of whole-bean local coffee from the shop. This coffee is made from beans picked from wild coffee… Continue reading Sigatoka Coffee from Fiji

local produce Fiji
Food

Local Produce–Right Around the Corner

In Fiji, it's easy to have direct access to the people growing produce. Many people have kitchen gardens, and there is a permanent market in downtown Suva by the waterfront where locals can sell what they grow. We were walking our dogs recently, and right around the corner--literally--was a little table with vegetables in a… Continue reading Local Produce–Right Around the Corner

Capitano Cafe seafood platter
Adventure, Food

Restaurant Recommendation: Capitano Cafe, Lami, Fiji

We were wowed this weekend by Capitano Cafe, a new restaurant in Lami, the next town over from Fiji's capital city, Suva. It's owned by a Fijian from Savusavu, and it serves up classic Fijian cuisine. The location is in an industrial area, so finding the place feels like a discovery; like when we would… Continue reading Restaurant Recommendation: Capitano Cafe, Lami, Fiji

Adventure, Food

Fijiana Cacao

Fijiana Cacao is a small local business owned by a Japanese couple who have lived in Fiji for 16 years. They initially served sushi in the country but switched to chocolate when they discovered it has higher customer demand. The husband led a cocoa tasting that I attended recently. The tasting moved from milk chocolate… Continue reading Fijiana Cacao