Kitchen 4140 is AMAZING!! Delicious farm to fork style philosophy, Chef Kurt and his friendly, knowledgeable staff creates an incredible dining experience. Located out of the way on Morena Blvd near Costco, this restaurant is definitely a destination location, busy every day of the week except Mondays when they are closed. Restaurant guests enter the courtyard where fresh herbs, swiss chard, tomatoes, and other delicious edibles are growing in cute garden boxes. They then enter the restaurant through a rolled up garage door to walk into what feels like a beautifully decorated barn with fresh succulents and wild flowers in vases on the tables. The staff dresses up in unique uniforms, fully equipped with suspenders, tasteful flannel shirts, and a long striped apron that ties in the whole simple farmer-living atmosphere.
Everything served here is locally sourced and you can definitely tell the difference. Every bite tastes of incredible, mind-blowing freshness that can only be attributed to their sourcing. Stacey holds the fresh arugula salad with sautéed red peppers and a perfectly poached egg.
Featured in San Diego Home & Garden, San Diego Dining Out, and Pacific San Diego as a local treasure, this establishment also puts itself on the map through its mindfully crafted wine selection. Also sourced from local regions, Chef Kurt finds and selects an incredible array of wines and features them in an entirely separate wine room. Here they host delightful 5-7 course meals that pair numerous wines from a selected vineyard with a special dish created by Chef for the guests’ pleasure. Join them on August 15th when they feature Walt Winery & Hall Winery from Napa Valley.
Shout out to Rigo, our sales representative, at minute 2:00. Local loose leaf teas and delicious coffee!
A message from our Kona origin farmers…
“Here’s the view from the lanai at BrocksenGate Estate. We can relax ending a successful coffee season and before beginning a new one. The trees in the foreground are 30 years old Royal Palms that line our driveway and let us peek through them at Kealakekua Bay to the northwest.”
King Kamehameha ruled the Hawaiian Islands until 1819. He defended traditional Hawaiian values, stopped the kapu system and ended human sacrifice. In 1795 he secured the islands of Maui, Moloka’i and Oahu after earlier controlling Kohala, Kona, and Hamakau. In 1878 a statute of Kamehameha was cast in Paris. During its sail to Hawaii, the ship and its cargo were lost at sea. A second statute was cast, but the original was found and today it stands in west Hawaii in Kapa’au. The copy resides in Honolulu.
To check out more about our Kona farmers, visit their webpage here.