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Promoting sustainability, culture

A La Carte

September 5, 2021

Story By: Maria Kanai | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO

Auction Seafood Tower ($75, small; $140, large)

This month, dine out for a good cause at Plumeria Beach House at The Kahala Hotel & Resort.

Throughout the year, the restaurant participates in Kahala’s Initiative for Sustainability, Culture & the Arts (KISCA).

“It’s part of our core values,” says Wakako Sasaki, senior marketing manager. “We feel it is important to our guests, employees, ohana and community that we promote Hawaiian culture, arts and sustainability.”

Gratine of Big Island Abalone ($24)

Through KISCA, the restaurant generates funds to support planting indigenous trees, provide cultural events open to the public and help fund local nonprofits that support sustainability. This quarter, the restaurant is supporting Maunalua Fishpond Heritage Center by donating a portion of the proceeds from a featured dish: Gratine of Big Island Abalone ($24). The delectable meal is served with parsley, savory garlic butter and a housemade warm baguette.

Fried Ahi Poke Musubi ($24)

While you’re there, be sure to enjoy the restaurant’s open-air ambiance with both indoor and outdoor terraces. Pair the abalone with an all-time local favorite, the Fried Ahi Poke Musubi ($24) with sweet soy, ogo and an Asian remoulade. The Auction Seafood Tower ($75, small; $140, large) is another impressive starter for seafood lovers. The resplendent platter includes ahi, salmon and hamachi sashimi, Keahole lobster tail, king crab, jumbo prawns, mussels, cocktail sauce, Asian remoulade and ponzu sauce. Call ahead to make advance reservations.

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