On Sunday, July 3, the Travel Channel’s premiere episode of Island Explorers includes a stop for lunch at The Pearl, the fine-dining restaurant at Leeward Community College. The episode was filmed in early April and featured a locally-sourced menu created by Chef-Instructor Ian Riseley. The New York-produced series starring Wendy and Jeremy Gilbert, goes beyond popular attractions to explore the island’s hidden treasures. It will air on the Travel Channel, July 3 at 8 p.m. HST.
Wendy Gilbert is a native of Hawaiʻi, while her husband Jeremy is a transplant from the mainland. In each episode, the couple dives into one island, exploring its most spectacular sights, biggest adventures, best beaches and most enticing places to eat.