Kula Strawberries Compote


Recipe by: Chef Cameron Lewark, chef de cuisine of Spago in Wailea


  • 1 pint of fresh Kula strawberries
  • 1 vanilla bean (or 2 tablespoons vanilla extract)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup verjus* or dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons sugar

*A sour juice made from grapes.

Remove stems and cores, and quarter berries. Place sugar, verjus or wine, and vanilla bean in a pan and bring to simmer. Add strawberries and balsamic and cook until tender.

Pour over finished pancake and serve immediately.

Click here to read the full article on chef de cuisine Cameron Lewark, titled “The Romantic Pancake.”


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