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Cheers to a weekend full of fantastic flavors

A La Carte

September 27, 2020

Story By: Ginger Keller | Photos by: THE KAHALA HOTEL & RESORT

Fried Ahi Poke Musubi ($24)

Those who’ve missed The Kahala Hotel & Resort’s lavish dining options will be pleased to hear that it’s back with a weekend-only to-go menu.

From 5 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, you can call in an order of some of The Kahala’s finest offerings.

This includes the Fried Ahi Poke Musubi ($24) as a starter. Far from basic, this dish encompasses sweet soy, ogo and Asian rémoulade. In the soup department, try the Maui Onion Soup ($15), which features — you guessed it — caramelized Maui onions, as well as beef broth, Gruyére cheese and crispy onions.

Kahala Burger (price varies)

A light gluten-free and vegan option is the Kahala House Salad ($12), which tosses up mixed Kula lettuce with tomatoes and a shallot red wine vinaigrette. Those wanting a bit of protein can add fish for $15 more. Bruddah Dave’s Taro Burger ($24) is another option for non-meat eaters that puts roasted portobello mushrooms, melted Daiya cheese, tomatoes, upcountry greens and balsamic dressing on top of a grilled taro patty.

Now, for the main act. The entrée list is abundant with a little something for nearly every craving. The Kahala’s Signature Rib-eye “Steak Frites” ($47) is always a hit, while the Kalua-style Half-roasted Chicken ($29) uses Mary’s free-range chicken, chicken jus and seasonal vegetables to complete the plate.

Chocolate-dipped Strawberries (included in the Fri-Date Night special)

The menu also boasts quite the list as far as seafood goes. Try the Crispy Wok Fried Prawns ($38) that come with wok-fried vegetables and chicken-fat rice; or, the Grilled Catch ($30) over a caper beurre blanc.

Checking off all of the boxes is the Kahala Seafood Fettuccine ($30), which includes a delightful combination of fresh Hawaiian catch, jumbo prawns, garlic-roasted Hamakua mushrooms and spinach in a white wine cream sauce with shredded Parmesan on top.

Kahala Seafood Fettuccine ($30)

With so many great options to choose from, The Kahala has made it an easy decision-making process with its Fri-Date Night special ($150). Enough for two, enjoy the aforementioned Kula House Salad and Fried Ahi Musubi, along with ‘Aina A Me Ke Kai (Grilled Beef with caramelized Maui Onion jus, Fresh Hawaiian Catch with caper beurre blanc, farmers market vegetables and pommes sarladaises). Lastly, indulge in Chocolate-dipped Strawberries to end the night.

Meanwhile, its Family Feast Saturday special ($248), which must be reserved in advance, serves four people and includes the Kahala Signature 48-ounce Prime Rib, a house mixed green salad, farmers market vegetables, oven-roasted potatoes, au jus, horse radish cream, Kahala bread pudding and crème anglaise.

Prime Rib (included in the Family Feast Saturday special)

For more information on the menu and to place an order, call 739-8760.

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