A Spread of Sugary ConfectionsColumns Jus' Desserts
January 19, 2014
Story By: Nicole Kato | Photos by: Anthony Consillio
Sheraton Waikiki Hotel has many attractions and amenities to offer its guests, and Kai Market is a hidden gem near the infinity-edge pool.
Locally grown ingredients highlight the majority of dishes here, and executive chef Darren Demaya is proud of each item on the menu.
Perhaps the best news is that all dessert options are included in the buffet price ($55, per adult dinner and $58, per adult Fridays and Saturdays; $25 children ages 13-16 dinner).
Demaya notes there’s a surplus of decadent desserts to choose from. A few top picks from the buffet line include Peanut Butter Crunch Bar, which features hints of peanut butter, coffee, Waialua chocolate and Rice Krispies.
“Our pastry chef didn’t want to make something that tasted like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, so instead, Peanut Butter Crunch Bar has its own blend of flavors,” Demaya says.
And what’s not to love about bread pudding? Kai Market’s signature Sweet Bread Pudding features a Hawaiian vanilla cream anglaise sauce and sweet bread blended with essential ingredients such as eggs, cream, sugar and cinnamon.
“We just had to have bread pudding, and make it the best way we could,” Demaya adds, also indicating that this signature sweet nothing is the establishment’s most popular dessert.
Also on the menu is a traditional Key Lime Torched Meringue Pie with a graham cracker crust. It resembles a gateau (similar to a layered cream or fruit cake) and is served in individual pieces.
While Kai Market presents a stellar buffet, you must save room for dessert. Better yet, hit the sweets first, everything else can wait.
Sheraton Waikiki Hotel
2255 Kalakaua Ave.
921-4600 for reservations
Daily, Breakfast: 6–11 a.m. Dinner: 5:30–9:30 p.m.