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Kiawe Nights at Hotel Wailea

Rustic elegance meets Hawaiian hospitality on our Sunset Lawn. Kiawe Nights was born from the desire to return to the rich tradition of real Hawaiian cooking: outdoor, with fire. We focus on local food sources paired with wines sourced from around the world and craft beverages designed for each event. Since food is sourced locally, every event is different. Prior menus have included Axis deer venison, Wagyu tenderloin, spiny lobster, Ehu (red snapper), sourdough loaves and lilikoi sorbet. A laid-back social experience, Kiawe Nights is an opportunity to break bread with your fellow hotel guests and members of the local community while enjoying a unique dining experience under the stars.

Your host, Yeshua Goodman, and his team prepare food over kiawe (kee-ah-vay), a thorny invasive hardwood tree native to South America that has completely transformed the Maui coastline, making some places impassable. Kiawe and local ingredients are plentiful and vital in our fiery presentation of Hawaiian cooking traditions

Experience a five-course meal, with exquisite wine pairings, prepared over a fire, under the stars.

Upcoming Kiawe Nights:

July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25

Rustic elegance meets Hawaiian hospitality on our Sunset Lawn. Kiawe Nights was born from the desire to return to the rich tradition of real Hawaiian cooking: outdoor, with fire. We focus on local food sources paired with wines sourced from around the world and craft beverages designed for each event. Since food is sourced locally, every event is different. Prior menus have included Axis deer venison, Wagyu tenderloin, spiny lobster, Ehu (red snapper), sourdough loaves and lilikoi sorbet. A laid-back social experience, Kiawe Nights is an opportunity to break bread with your fellow hotel guests and members of the local community while enjoying a unique dining experience under the stars.

Your host, Yeshua Goodman, is an Advanced Sommelier born on the Big Island and raised on Maui. As a lifelong resident he understands the importance of preserving the Hawaiian culture and sharing Aloha through his cooking.

Shua, as he is known to his friends, prepares food over kiawe, a thorny invasive hardwood tree native to South America that has completely transformed the Maui coastline, making some places impassable. Kiawe and local ingredients are plentiful and vital in Shua’s fiery presentation of Hawaiian cooking traditions

Experience a five-course meal, with exquisite wine pairings, prepared over a fire, under the stars.

Upcoming Kiawe Nights:

July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25

Time & Location:
5:30pm at The Sunset Lawn at Hotel Wailea

Price:
$395/guest  (includes 5-course meal and wine pairings)

Space is limited, so we encourage you to reserve your spot quickly to join us in this unique culinary experience. Price excludes tax.

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• All parties of 9 or more are REQUIRED to make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance by calling 808-879-2224. Reservations will be held with a credit card with a $25 per person charge for no-shows.  

• A maximum of 16 guests will be accommodated.  

• Large parties (9-16 guests) will be subject to an automatic 21% service charge.  The final bill may only be split a maximum of 2 ways.  

• Large group reservations availability will be handled on a first come-first served basis as we have limited space for large groups. 

• Large groups without reservations will only be accommodated by splitting groups up based on table availability. Tables and chairs may NOT be moved or added to accommodate.  We may not be able to accommodate large groups without a reservation.