Let me start on Forty Carrots with some negatives, because the positives will be overwhelming. Bloomingdale's occupies 165,000 square feet on three floors at the Ewa end. I didn't bring my tape measure, but Forty Carrits is really small, and lacking in the distinction it deserves. Go see it to make your own judgement.
I especially salute Chef Jon Matsubara's creativity. I indicated yesterday that he started as an Alan Wong's dishwasher and is known for establishing Japengo and Azure. I should add he graduated from Punahou, comes from a family of lawyers, and himself once began law school. However, in addition to the above, he went on to Roy's, the French Culinary Institute in New York, Restaurant Jean Georges, Tabla, Bouley, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Stage Restaurant, where he won the Hale 'Aina Award for Best New Restaurant in 2007.