Halekulani grills it up
Halekulani's House Without a Key, known as an ideal spot for entertaining out-of-town guests, has added a new feature to its menu of cocktails, pupu, music, hula and a Diamond Head view. It's a weekly Tuesday- night grill offering one seafood entree, one meat and even grilled fruits and vegetables — such as pineapple caramelized on the grill.
The chefs set the grill up on the diamondhead side of the courtyard, where the smoke is whisked away in the breeze but you can enjoy the delicious cooking scent. Seafood and meat entrees are $22.50 (a deluxe combo is $24.50). Dinner is served until 9 p.m.
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FOOD NETWORK FILMING CHEFS' CHALLENGE IN KONA
TV's Food Network is back in Hawai'i this week, shooting scenes for the "Food Network Challenge" at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa. Teppanyaki chefs faced off yesterday, a fruit-sculpting contest is on today, and tomorrow it's the Hawaiian Lu'au Challenge with Sam Choy, Bev Gannon and two other chefs competing in best imu technique. They will race to complete three side dishes within a time limit and the entire meal must capture "the spirit of the Islands." Winners of each challenge receive $10,000.
If you happen to be on the Big Island, "Challenge" shooting is scheduled to continue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and tomorrow, and you can join the audience, on the Bayview Lawn of the hotel, for free. The hotel is at 78-128 'Ehukai St., in Kona; (808) 930-4900.