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The Kahala Hotel & Resort supports Localicious Hawaii in March

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What is Localicious Hawaii?

Nearly twenty-five years ago, the Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine movement, brought together twelve local chefs to promote Hawai‘i as a food destination and to promote an agricultural network so that chefs and restaurants had access to locally grown produce. Today, hundreds of restaurants support our local farmers, ranchers and fishermen and we want to make sure the public understands the important role they play in supporting local agriculture. The goal of Localicious Hawai‘i is to raise $50,000 for HAF’s Veggie U program.

The Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation (HAF) will launch Localicious Hawai‘i from March 1 – 31, 2014 for the first annual statewide campaign to raise funds for agricultural education by teaming up with local restaurants that are committed to buying local.

The Kahala Hotel & Resort's restaurants, Hoku's and Plumeria Beach House will support the campaign by asking patrons to order a Localicious dish which will be made with a locally grown, caught or raised product. Each time the dish is ordered, restaurants will donate $1 to HAF’s Veggie U educational program. More information at localicioushawaii.com.

How can you help?

Eat at Hoku's or Plumeria Beach House during the month of March and order one of the dish(es) below.  Please ask your server for the Localicious dish of the day.

Hoku's Dishes

Week One

Fresh Catch of the Day
King Crab Coconut Rice
Mao Farms Garlic Kale
Big Island Passion Fruit Sauce

Week Two

Fresh Catch of the Day
Roasted Twin Bridge Farms Asparagus
Mao Farms Roasted Radish
Shaved Fennel
Uni Fondue

Week 3

Fresh Catch of the Day
Hong Kong Style
Otsuji Farms Choi Sum
Nalo Farms Mustard Greens
Maui Heirloom Carrots
Sumida Farms Watercress

Hoku's Reservations:

Open Table: Hoku's (58738), Hawaii Reservations

(808) 739.8760


Plumeria Beach House Dishes

Week One

Grilled or Pan Roasted Catch of the Day (Mahi, Snapper or Shutome)
Seasonal Local Citrus Segments, Sea Asparagus & Shaved Fennel
Champagne Nage

Week Two

Grilled or Pan Roasted Fresh Catch (Mahi, Snapper or Monchong)
Three Onion Fried Rice (Maui Onion, Green Onion & Fried Onions)
Wok Fried Vegetables (Baby Bok Choi, Choi Sum, Won Bok, Mizuna, & Tat Soi)

Week Three

Grilled, Steamed or Pan Roasted Catch (Mahi, Snapper or Monchong)
Sous Vide Ho Farms Tomatoes, Julieene Japanese Cucumbers & Waffle Potatoes (Molokai Sweet & Okinawan)

Plumeria Beach House Reservations:

Open Table: Plumeria Beach House (58801), Hawaii Reservations

(808) 739.8760


Enjoy a special Thanksgiving Day Brunch at The Kahala

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The Kahala Hotel’s Plumeria Beach House holiday buffets put the “bountiful” in Thanksgiving. Served oceanside with stunning views of the blue Pacific, you can pick either outdoor al fresco dining or inside in the more protected main dining area. For starters, enjoy a variety of salads including roasted mushroom and artichoke salad, pasta salad with salami, provolone, and pesto, fresh fruit salad, and marinated beets with citrus vinaigrette. The appetizers featured include a selection of fresh poke with ahi, mussels, and octopus and a raw bar with fresh oysters on the half shell and lomi lomi salmon. Other fresh seafood includes green lip mussels, shrimp cocktail, and an assortment of fresh-made sushi. Enjoy Portuguese and link sausages, bacon, smoked salmon creamed spinach benedict, made-to-order omelets, and malted waffles. At the carving station find traditional roast turkey with herb gravy, cranberry sauce and stuffing and prime rib of beef au jus with horseradish cream. Chef Specialties include steamed snow crab with garlic white wine butter, garlic-herb roasted autumn vegetables, and sautéed fresh island catch with artichoke and mushrooms. No brunch is complete with a trip to the Kahala French toast bar where you’ll find a choice of fresh fruit compotes, flavored syrups, chocolate chips, whipped cream, macadamia nuts, and milk chocolate Bailey’s ganache. If you’ve any room for dessert, enjoy seasonal favorites such as pumpkin pie, pineapple brown butter tart, dulce de leche cake, and honey financiers along with Kahala bread pudding, blondies and brownies and other assorted sweet temptations. Happy Thanksgiving!



Friday Night Flights Featuring Sardinia

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Enjoying Afternoon Tea at The Veranda

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The Kahala joined the ranks of one of the world’s great resorts when it opened in 1964. The late 60’s were a time of American ingenuity - in music, in automobiles and entertainment. During the first decade of The Kahala,
Hollywood celebrities and royalty came to stay. Visit our lobby Wall of Fame to catch a glimpse of The Kahala Who’s Who through the years and celebrate with us the legend that is The Kahala.

The Veranda is the perfect place to enjoy your Afternoon Tea. Whether young or old, High Tea is always an island favorit.  Guests will be spoiled for choice with treats such as  freshly baked scones served with clotted cream, and preservesl, a selection of four savories, and four sweets. Your choices of savories are island inspired, asian flair, european elegance and heartier selections.  And in celebration of our Golden Jubilee, we have four decadent desserts.  Each carefully chosen for you.

The Blue Hawaii Macaroon
Elvis would have loved our blue macaroon
with orange and curacao ganache filling.

The Wili Wili Bar
Chef Michael’s delightful shortbread crust
with coconut, chocolate chip, and
marshmallow topping, straight from one
of our Hawaiian auntie’s recipe book.

The Mai Tai Tart
The Mad Men would have loved this one!
Almond frangipane tart with
fresh pineapple and dark rum glaze.

The Kahala Coconut Cake
We dug deep into our culinary archives
to revive this classic chiffon cake with
coconut pastry cream and whipped cream


Moonviewing Kahala Style!

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The Kahala Harvest Moon Beer Dinner

Friday, October 18, 2013
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Seaside Grill at The Kahala Hotel and Resort