Mouthwatering, delectable, unforgettable. These are just a few of the words used to describe our fabulous new desserts at Orchids at Halekulani! From the Lilikoi Mango Routa, to the Ginger Yogurt Brulee, to the Milk Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bar, there is a delicious option to satisfy any sweet tooth!
Dessert lovers, rejoice! If you love our famous coconut cake, then you'll be very excited to learn that we have just introduced a new dessert menu at Orchids at Halekulani featuring several new items, including this beautiful Ginger Yogurt Brulee with organic honeycomb and cyelon black tea mochi gelato. Come out and try it for yourself!
Did you know that in the Hawaiian language, there are more than 200 known terms for the rains found across the archipelago? The “po‘onui” is a troublesome or top-heavy rain, so cold it numbs the head and sends shivers down one’s spine. When a rain carries with it a rainbow, or is so heavy it turns streams red-brown with muddy runoff, it is referred to as the “koko” rain. For the full list of Hawaiian rain terms, read our newest issue of Living: http://bit.ly/2pQZ1pw Photo by John Hook courtesy of Nella Media Group
What a wonderful evening! Our own Chef Shaden Sato, alumnus of the Leeward Community College Culinary Arts program, represented Halekulani at the college’s fundraiser “A Taste of Mauka to Makai,” a culinary journey from mountain to sea last night, at their award-winning restaurant, The Pearl. Chef Sato’s gourmet five-course menu will be the focus of the Culinary Special Events class, where students work in teams to plan, organize, market, and execute the special dinner. Click through to see more photos from the phenomenal dinner!
“We would not be here today if it wasn’t for our ancestors’ gifts of music,” says Doug Tolentino, the founder and ‘ukulele player of Pa’ahana, who notes that this year marks the band’s 17th anniversary of performing at Halekulani - House Without A Key." And we honor them by singing what we’ve learned.”
Take a stroll with Beckie Stocchetti, executive director of Hawaii International Film Festival, through Chinatown. This historical neighborhood was a port entry for sailors, merchants, and immigrants. Though the neighborhood has changed dramatically over the decades, historic landmarks, such as the Hawaii Theatre, still stand with its stunning marquee. See more in the latest issue of Living: http://bit.ly/2Adti8m
Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day! Thank you to those of you who shared photos and memories from the weddings, honeymoons and anniversaries that you have celebrated here at Halekulani. Here is one of our favorites shared by Instagram follower Kate G, calling Halekulani her favorite memory of Hawaii:
Last night, we were thrilled to host a tribute to the legendary Chef Paul Bocuse, “the pope of French cuisine,” in honor of his birthday! La Mer recreated his famous soup “V.G.E," the same soup that he created for the French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing in 1975, featuring black truffles, foie gras and chicken, capped with puff pastry.
"We dined at La Mer to celebrate our 47th anniversary, because our son and daughter-in-law had spent their honeymoon at Halekulani and had said it was the most elegant dining they had ever experienced. They were so right! The ambience, service and meal was the best ever and I can’t rate it high enough!" ~ Facebook fan Cliff M.