The Spot We here at Tasting Kauai are always delighted when a new spot opens up for us to explore and taste test. This is especially true when it is a breathtaking oceanfront dining location with fabulous food. I have been hearing from friends all over the island for weeks, that we must go and…
Last Saturday we celebrated Dan’s birthday at the Kauai Marriott Resort’s Kukui’s restaurant. We went for the first night of their new Korean BBQ, which is available every Saturday night. The kitchen staff cooks outside on a patio that has a view of the ocean.
Hukilau Lanai has made some changes to their dynamite tasting menu. It’s also a great deal. From 5 to 5:45 p.m., five courses of fine dining for only $32. If you add wine, it’s $50.00. A gluten-free menu is also available, so ask the server when you order. Reservations are required, to make them visit the Hukilau Lanai Kauai website. Niihau Lamb Sausage has replaced the house-made longanisa and the popular candied ahi has made its way to the regular menu. Here’s a look at the new tasting menu:
Last week, my post Seaside Tapas Under Kauai Skies introduced you to Nalu Kai’s new summer menu. The other day, my husband Dan and I got to taste it first hand. It was a lovely evening and the view combined with the service of the St. Regis Princeville Resort, made us feel like we were on vacation. Dan snapped some mouth-watering pictures so we could share them with you. Enjoy!
If you’ve been fans of Tasting Kauai for a while, you know we hold the Kauai Grill in high esteem. We’ve had the privilege of interviewing chef de cuisine Maxime Michaud and executive chef Leanne Kamekona, as well as tasting dishes from world-renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. It’s simply delightful to be pampered with excellent service in a posh setting, while overlooking Hanalei Bay during sunset. Here is the new Fall 2013 menu, which includes 15 new dishes. If you would like to learn more about Maxime, Leanne, the food or Kauai Grill, read my articles, “A Taste of Summer at the Kauai Grill“, “Robust Dishes at Kauai Grill” and “A Sense of Place on the Plate“.