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Friday Evenings at the Mauna Lani

The Hale Hoaloha Lūʻau is a celebration of the beauty and stories of the land area known as Kalāhuipuaʻa. Considered the “piko” (center) of the majestic mountains of Haleakalā, Kohala, Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Hualālai – the Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection is a special place to all who have the privilege of enjoying its beauty. Join us weekly for an incredible feast of the islandʻs finest cuisine, sourced land to sea on Hawaiʻi Island. Indulge in local favorites such as lomi lomi salmon, ahi poke, huli huli style chicken and kiawe broiled steak - all served family style. Watch a traditional imu ceremony, as it begins in the morning with the placing of the pig under banana leaves, ti plants and hot rocks.  Return in the evening to watch the uncovering of the underground oven and learn more about this traditional cooking method.  Enjoy the complimentary welcome cocktail, keiki menu and fabulous dessert platters.

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An evening surrounded by Hawaii's five majestic mountains

Friday Evenings 

5:30 pm – Check-In Begins

*Complimentary welcome cocktail

5:45 pm – Preliminary Activities

6:00 pm – Dinner Service

7:00 pm Hale Hoaloha Performance Begins

*Schedule and events subject to change.

Adult $220 | Child (4-12) $100

3 & under - complimentary

Includes Luʻau Style Seating, Complimentary Welcome Cocktail, Dinner & Dessert served Family Style, and Polynesian Show

Adult $270 | Child (4-12) $1250

Includes Priority Seating, Keepsake Lei, Complimentary Wine & Welcome Cocktail, Dinner & Dessert served Family Style, 1 Printed Photo Per Booking, and a Polynesian Show

 

Mauka to Makai

Preliminary activities include Hawaiian makahiki games, played on the Hoaloha lawn. Guests are serenaded by live music and hula during dinner and then as torches light up the night sky – the production begins! Held under the stars, on the ʻili kūpono (land area) of Kalāhuipuaʻa guests participate in a very special opening and blessing. The celebration continues with tales of the five mountains that surround us and the history of Kalāhuipuaʻa. The friendships formed.. the food savored... the music, hula and spectacular fireknife finale are what makes this gathering at Mauna Lani a forever memory.

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The Menu

Family Style Appetizers:

  • Shoyu Style Ahi Poke with Taro Chips

  • Coconut Shrimp

  • Teriyaki Chicken Musubi & Spam Musubi

  • Local Waimea Baby Green with Shaved Radishes, Heart of Palms, Carrots, Lilikoi Dressing

  • Kawamata Vine Ripened Tomato Salad with Big Island Goat Cheese, Basil, Li Hing Mui Vinaigrette

Family Style Service:

  • Roasted Huli Huli Style Chicken with Pickled Peppers and Onions

  • Broiled Misoyaki Kona Kampachi with Stir Fried Bok Choy

  • Roasted Root Vegetable of Carrots, Molokai and Japanese Sweet Potatoes tossed in Brown Butter

  • Lomi Lomi Salmon, Waipio Hoi'o Salad, Poi

Action Stations:

  • Traditional Imu cooked Pork

  • Kiawe Broiled Steak with Herb Roasted Garlic Butter

Family Style Desserts:

  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake

  • Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake

  • Mango Mousse Cake

  • Coconut Chia Pudding

Keiki Dishes:

  • Available 5 years and younger

 

Beverages:

  • Complimentary Welcome Cocktail and Soft Drinks

  • No-host Bar

  • Self-Serve Coffee & Tea Station

 
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The Location

Kalāhuipua‘a is a raw and potent paradise, the piko (center) of Hawaii's five great volcanoes, and the point where volcanic plains meet the shimmering sea. Mauna Lani sits within Kalāhuipua‘a, a sacred realm whose astonishing natural beauty is equaled only by its primal, magnetic power. To walk this storied coastline, breathe the salt air, and swim in the crystalline waters is to feel the same mana—spiritual energy—that first drew people here centuries ago. This is where ancient Hawaiians mastered the art of aquaculture and where King Kamehameha came to recuperate and work in the fishponds.

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