"While not many would think to pair Hawaiian and French cuisine, for Sydney and Stephane Tonnelier, the combination represents who they are, which is why they plan to open a restaurant showcasing these flavors in downtown Oakley. "
A Marriage of Culture
"In Hawaiian, Punahele means “favorite” while Tonnelier is the surname of the Chef and Co-Owner Stephane Tonnelier. The name alone is a perfect representation of the cuisine Chef Stephane prepares and Sydney presents to customers."
BISTRO le PUNAHELE TONNELIER © 2017
Oakley Bistro Punahele Tonnelier: French-Hawaiian Cuisine
EATING LOCAL: Hawaiian-French Fusion at Bistro Punahele Tonnelier
Congratulations to our incredibly talented Chef Stéphane Tonnelier and our wonderful Mayor Claire Alaura for taking first place in the 10th Annual Contra Costa County Mayor's Healthy Cook-off. It was Oakley's first year competing in the event that took place at Todos Santos Plaza in Concord.
Historic Oakley building becoming French-Hawaiian bistro
Couple to turn historic Oakley building into French-Hawaiian restaurant
“Eating local” at Bistro Punahele Tonnelier in Oakley, California has a double meaning for me. Firstly, I’m eating local to where I currently live in the Bay Area. Secondly, I’m eating “local-style” food from where I grew up – Maui, Hawaii!