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Chef’s Tasting Menu at Hula Grill to support Blue‘Aina reef cleanups

By Staff | Aug 22, 2013

Blue‘Aina volunteers remove a net from the reef at Olowalu.

KAANAPALI – Dine out for a good cause at Hula Grill Kaanapali. The beachfront restaurant will donate a portion of the proceeds from its nightly Chef’s Tasting Menu to Blue’Aina as part of its Legacy of Aloha program.

The three-course menu is priced at $25.95 and offered daily from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. in the main dining room and all evening at the Chef’s Counter.

Blue’Aina’s objective is to clean and maintain Maui’s reefs, educate the community and raise money for non-profits.

“In addition to our Chef’s Tasting Menu donation, we will be one of the corporate sponsors of a Blue’Aina reef cleanup on September 15, where we will supply food for the trip, and our managers will help clean the reef alongside other volunteers,” said General Manager Orrin Cross.

“On that same trip, we’ll also be making a $1,000 donation to Hui O Wa’a Kaulua, a nonprofit that is committed to developing and conducting model educational programs using voyaging to excite and challenge students and their communities to learn about, respect and care for the natural and social environment.”

The Chef’s Tasting Menu includes a choice of appetizers, such as Lobster & Scallop Potstickers with guava plum sauce; Goat Cheese and Tomato Salad with local tomatoes, Big Island goat cheese and roasted garlic dressing; Localicious Salad with Waipoli greens, pohole fern, marinated hearts of palm, Maui onion and lime ginger miso dressing; Kaffir Lime Shrimp Cake with pickled green papaya and Sriracha aioli; Fresh Tomato Soup with fresh basil and basil oil; and Kiawe Grilled Farmer’s Brochette with herb marinated seasonal vegetables, Alaea salt and Tamimi Farms tomato ginger puree.

Entrees include a selection of Macadamia Nut Crusted Fish with lemon beurre blanc; Kiawe Grilled C.A.B. Steak with herb butter and house-made risotto; Herb Grilled Fresh Fish with tot soi salad and li hing mui compote; Organic Miso Tofu & Local Vegetables with fresh herbs, rainbow quinoa and soy-ginger vinaigrette; or Shrimp “Chow Fun” Style with local ramen noodles, sugar snap peas, shiitake mushrooms and truffle kabayaki.

Dessert options include Hula Grill’s Petite Ice Cream Sandwich, Pineapple Upside Down Cake or Tropical Dreams Sorbet.

Hula Grill’s beachside bistro is located in Whalers Village in Kaanapali and features Hawaii Regional Seafood. For reservations, call 667-6636; for information, visit www.hulagrillkaanapali.com.