Food Worth Traveling For in Hawaii

June 28, 2016

Most travelers to the islands agree that the times when we eat during a trip are the times we photograph, feel most engaged and share with our friends.

Hawaii is the melting pot for food touching all five senses.


Moana Surfrider

Everyone is mad for the Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa’s 8th annual “Mangoes at the Moana” event on Saturday, July 16 at the Moana’s Banyan Courtyard.

Highlighting the celebration of Hawaii’s favorite summer fruit will be an all-star cast of top island chefs and restaurateurs who will battle head-to-head in the Mango Throw Down. Other events include:

  • Best Mango Contest
  • Mango Farmer’s Market
  • Silent Auction
  • Mango Cooking Demonstrations
  • Mango Cocktail Mixdown
  • Mango 101

Those who can’t get enough of mangoes can indulge throughout the month of July with a variety of sweet, refreshing mango offerings.

From July 1 through 31, the Veranda and the Beachhouse at the Moana will feature mango-inspired dishes, as well as mango curd and mango macarons during the Moana’s renowned Afternoon Tea.

The Royal Hawaiian

The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, is proud to present its signature Banana Bread, plus the new Surf Lanai buffet with faves like “Only at The Royal” signature breakfast items, such as:

  • Pink Palace pancakes (pictured below) with guava raspberry shortcake
  • Crab Omelet with avocado, spinach, and mozzarella
  • The Royal Loco Moco featuring port wine-braised beef short ribs and two sunny side up eggs
  • Kalua Pork-style Hash with poached egg and Hawaiian chili pepper hollandaise
  • Many other favorites served at the beach front restaurant Surf Lanai.

Also at The Royal Hawaiian – AHA AINA LUAU featuring Poi, Poke, Hui Hui Grill Stations and more.

Poke is a raw fish salad served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine.

Poke is the Hawaiian verb for “section” or “to slice or cut.”

Locals and visitors enjoy the fresh fish flavored with just the right amount of salt and seasonings.

Princess Kauilani

“Te Moana Nui” means the vast ocean. Join us as we travel across the Pacific to bring you the captivating stories of Polynesia every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday in the showroom of Sheraton Princess Kauilani.

A popular fish on the menu is Lomi Salmon, a side dish in Hawaiian cuisine.

It is a fresh tomato and salmon salad, and was introduced to Hawaiians by early western sailors.

It is typically prepared by mixing raw salted, diced salmon with tomatoes, sweet gentle Maui onions (or sometimes green onion), and occasionally flakes of hot red chili pepper, or crushed ice.

It is always served cold.


Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

As summer is fast approaching, there’s no better way to kick off the season than gathering with friends and family, or with that special someone, around a cozy fire pit and roasting delicious Beachside S’mores by Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa.

Guests have a choice between traditional and local style s’mores baskets filled with rich ingredients to satisfy any sweet tooth.

The traditional basket features familiar favorites, including graham crackers, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate, chocolate chip cookies, cinnamon, sugar and sprinkles.

For those wanting more of a tropical taste of Hawaii, the local style s’mores basket includes bananas, fresh pineapple, strawberries, Maui Cookies, coconut flakes, macadamia nuts and li hing mui sugar and graham crackers.

Beachside S’mores baskets are available to all guests and groups for purchase.

The Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas

The award-winning Pulehu, an Italian Grill at The Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas, presents classic Italian cuisine perfected and served with signature touches that boast fresh catch and homegrown ingredients.

It is highly popular for its extensive wine list and affordable three-course Tramonto Prix Fixe Menu, which features a choice of specialties such as Risotto Crusted Pesce or Chicken Parmesan, from Pulehu’s chef de cuisine, Alvin Savella.


Sheraton Kauai Resort

Sheraton Kauai Resort will host the 4th Annual RumFest at RumFire Poipu Beach from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5.

The event in the resort’s open-air Ocean Courtyard will feature rums from around the world, live entertainment and island-inspired cuisine.

Entry is free, with food and tastings available for purchase.

RumFire Poipu Beach is the  south shore’s hotspot for oceanfront dining, artfully blending Hawaii-rooted cuisine with a global influences and exciting cocktails to ignite your palate.

The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas

He ‘Aina Ola Farm Dinner – The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas is partnering with the Waipa Foundation for a twice monthly dinner tour.

He ‘Aina Ola, which translates to “The Healthy Meal,” begins with a walking tour of Waipa’s orchard and gardens as the foundation’s staff shares the history of the area and the organization’s efforts to practice cultural stewardship in the ancient ahupuaa (land division).

Following the tour, a three-course dinner with wine pairings will be offered in Waipa’s Laukupu Hale Imu.


Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa introduces new menus items at Rays on the Bay.

Featuring sustaintably caught, market fresh Raw Crudo and Shrimp Gazpacho.

The new menu is inspired by coastal cuisine and features fresh farm to table ingredients.

It specifically highlights local farmer’s ingredients, so guests can taste the bounty of Hawaii island.

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