Schedule

Screen shot 2014-07-15 at 1.39.00 PMThe Puna Culinary Festival is an open invitation to experience the cutting-edge farm-to-fork practices of this district in tandem with the island’s unique blend of cultural influences. Join us for delectable locavore dinners prepared by talented chefs, cooking classes, film, market visits, farm tours and other special events.

Check out the full festival schedule below.

Puna Culinary Festival Passes
Puna Culinary Festival Passes are available for $175 (a $325 value) and include all Featured Culinary Dinners, Cooking Classes, and 10 PupuPalooza tickets. Culinary Festival Passes do not include Farm Tours.  Farm Tours may be purchased separately through Kalani Guest Services or online at Eventbrite.

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Sunday 9/21/14

Market: 8:30-11:00 am: Maku’u Market

Makuu1Maku’u Market is one of the busiest and most colorful farmer’s markets on the Big Island. Join us for a visit to the market, where you can explore the local foods produced on the Big Island and speak with the farmers whose living depends on the land.

Location: Maku’u Market, Kea’au-Pahoa Bypass Rd, Pahoa, HI 96778

Transportation: Shuttles will leave Kalani at 8:30 am.  Or, meet at Maku’u Market office at 9:00 am if you wish to drive separately.

Price:  $15 with shuttle / free if meeting at Maku’u Market

Reservations Required: Reserve your ticket online, or please contact us.

Cooking Class: 2:00-4:00 pm: Luau Foods for the Modern Kitchen with Chef Dana Butler

DanaButlerJoin Kalani Kitchen Manager and Chef Dana Butler as we learn how to make Kālua Pork, and explore its many uses during and after the luau. To complement the pork, Dana will demonstrate the preparation of typical luau foods, including ahi poke, mashed purple potatoes, and warabi (Hawaiian fiddlehead fern) salad, made from fresh local ingredients grown on the Big Island.

Bring your hungry minds and your appetites – classes will feature sampling of all dishes prepared.

Location: Kalani Mauka 25 Kitchen

Price:  $25 ($20 kama’āina)

Reservations Required: Reserve your ticket online or please contact us.

Featured Dinner: 6:00-7:30 pm: Hawaiian-Style Kālua Pork Dinner with Chef Kenny Drotar

KennyDrotarKenny Drotar is one of Kalani’s beloved chefs, and is Culinary Institute of America (CIA) trained.  “In my classes you can feel great about consuming the food we are preparing.  Buying local and knowing where the food comes from brings you closer to your food, and makes you part of the global change.”

Farm-to-Fork Menu

Kālua-style Pork with Local Banana Barbecue Sauce

Locally-Caught Ahi Poke

Organic Tofu Poke (featuring Natural Pacific Tofu made in Keaʻau and Puna-grown ginger & green onions)

Molokai Purple Sweet Potatoes in Coconut Milk

Organic Steamed Rice

Sauteed Local Bok Choy and Cabbage (featuring Hawaiian-Grown Cabbage and Ginger Ridge Farms Bok Choy)

Warabi (Hawaiian Fiddlehead Fern) Salad

Bountiful Salad Bar with Kalani Made Dressings

Dessert:  Locally-grown Apple Banana Cream Pie

 

Location: Kalani Dining Lanai

Price:  $29 ($24 kama’āina) per meal

Reservations Required: Reserve your ticket online or please contact us.

Art Show Event: 7:30-10:00 pm: DELICIOUS: A Feast for the Senses

AvocadoFood is central to our lives, so how can we play with it in artistic ways? Where does it show up in our paintings, or how can we play with food itself to create art in novel ways?

On Sunday, September 21st we will kick off the festival with an array of art and food ornamentation, as we celebrate the dynamic and creative voices of Puna.

We would love for you to be a part of it!

Whether you are an experienced artist, or you’d just love an excuse to exercise your creativity and contribute to this beautiful evening – you are warmly welcome. Our invitation to you is to let your light shine.

All artists are warmly welcomed – whether a seasoned professional or those just beginning to explore their craft.  To participate in the show, please email events@kalani.com or call Tina on 808 965 7828, x118.

Location:  Kalani

Price:  Donations gratefully accepted

No reservation required.  Artists interested in exhibiting, please email events@kalani.com.

 

Monday 9/22/14

Cooking Class: 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Consider the Egg with Chef Kenny Drotar

KennyDrotar“The real test of a chef doesn’t come from elaborate dishes with luxury ingredients such as foie gras and caviar but from how well he uses the most humble foods in the pantry. Consider the egg.” – Chef Thomas Keller, The French Laundry

Featuring organic eggs locally produced on the Big Island, Kenny will demonstrate a variety of preparations, including French-style scrambled eggs, omelets and quiches, frittatas and soufflés and how to make the perfect fried egg.

Kenny Drotar is one of Kalani’s beloved chefs, and is Culinary Institute of America (CIA) trained.  “In my classes you can feel great about consuming the food we are preparing.  Buying local and knowing where the food comes from brings you closer to your food, and makes you part of the global change.”

Bring your hungry minds and your appetites – classes will feature sampling of all dishes prepared.

Location: Kalani Mauka 25 Kitchen

Price:  $25 ($20 kama’āina)

Reservations Required: Reserve your ticket online or please contact us.

Event: 3:00-5:00 pm: Kalani Medicinal Plants Tour with Auntie Lynda Tuʻa

rs1010_jessewarren_0640-scrLynda Saffery Tu‘a received her formal training from a 1988 State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Apprentice Grant for Ulana Lauhala, a 1989 State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Masters Grant for Ulana Lauhala and a 2002 sabbatical to Tonga to study weaving and kapa making and design. She has been a Featured Artist in 1997 State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Publication “Traditions We Share.” She has also been honored to make ka’ai (burial baskets) for iwi kupuna (bones of the Elders) returned to Pu‘u Honua ‘O Honaunau from the Smithsonian Institute. She continues to teach the traditional ways and designs of the kupuna, enjoys being part of the holua culture and ulana makaloa revival, and uses and teaches la‘au lapa‘au (traditional herbal medicine). She especially finds fulfillment in honoring Wahi Pana (Sacred Places).

 

Location: Meet at Kalani Dining Lanai

Price:  Free

No reservation required.

Featured Dinner: 6:00-7:30 pm: Local Farm-to-Fork Dinner with Chef Dana Butler

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We are pleased to feature Kalani’s own Dana Butler, co-manager of the kitchen and executive chef at Kalani. Dana is one of the driving forces behind the Puna Culinary Festival production, and she is passionate about local food and produce.

This dinner will feature produce from the farms of Puna and the Island of Hawai’i.  Each dish will highlight the products of one local farm, with information about the farm and products provided to guests.  Farms will include Xanadu Farms, Ginger Ridge Farms and Island Harvest Organics, but exact sourcing information will be provided closer to the dinner.

Farm-to-Fork Menu

Local Kabocha Pumpkin Bisque

Locally-Caught Fresh Catch with Local Citrus Cream Sauce (featuring citrus grown at Xanadu Farm in Puna)

Organic Tofu with Local Citrus Marinade (featuring tofu made by Natural Pacific Tofu in Keaʻau)

Locally-Grown Aliʻi Mushroom Risotto (featuring mushrooms grown by Hamakua Heritage Mushroom Farm)

Sauteed Local Organic Kale (from Ginger Ridge Farms in Mountain View)

Local Tomato & Kalani-grown Basil Bruschetta on House-Baked Italian Bread (featuring tomatoes by Island Harvest Organics in Puna)

Bountiful Salad Bar with Kalani Made Dressings

Dessert:  Lilikoi Cream Cake

 

Location: Kalani Dining Lanai

Price:  $29 ($24 kama’āina) per meal

Reservations Required: Reserve your ticket online or please contact us.

Great Films for a Great Cause: 8:00-9:30 pm: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

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JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious three-star Michelin Guide rating, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar.

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is a thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling Jiro’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world and as a loving yet complicated father.

- See more at: http://www.magpictures.com/jirodreamsofsushi/#sthash.tyrzW85l.dpuf

Location:  Kalani

Price:  Donations gratefully accepted for Hawai’i Island Food Basket

No reservation required.

 

Tuesday 9/23/14

Farm Tour: 8:30 am-4:00 pm: Hamakua Heritage Mushroom Farm and Vanilla Bean Luncheon

Hamakua MushroomsThe Hamakua Heritage Mushroom Farm is a state-of-the-art facility located in beautiful Laupahoehoe. They are equipped with specialty mushroom cultivation equipment, a sterile tissue culture laboratory and six indoor growing rooms, making it possible to produce a stunning variety of species, including the Ali’I (Hawaiian Oyster Mushroom), the Pioppini and the Pepeiao (Wood Ear) varieties.

Our second stop on this tour will be at the Hawaiian Vanilla Company, the first commercial growers of the vanilla bean in the United States.  Located on the Hamakua Coast, the Hawaiian Vanilla Co. strives to produce the best vanilla and vanilla-related products in the world.  The tour includes the “Vanilla Luncheon, a four-course vanilla-inspired meal featuring gourmet recipes developed in the company’s test kitchen.”  The luncheon will be followed by a presentation and farm tour.

Tour pricing includes transportation from Kalani and all admission/luncheon fees. When purchasing tickets, please notify Kalani Guest Services if you wish to drive separately to the tour location. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared for inclement weather.

Location:  Hamakua Heritage Mushroom Farm and Hawaiian Vanilla Company

Transportation:  Shuttles will depart from Kalani Guest Services promptly at 8:30 am. If you wish to drive separately, please meet the group at Hamakua Mushroom Farm at 9:00 am.

Price:  $85 / $75 kama’āina

Reservations Required: Reserve your ticket online or please contact us.

Event: 3:00-5:00 pm: Lauhala Weaving

LauhalaWeavingLearn the traditional Hawaiian art of lauhala (pandanus leaves) weaving using materials harvested from Kalani’s own grounds. Beginners start with weaving a bracelet and progress to weaving fans, mats, baskets, and other pieces in subsequent sessions. Also enjoy chanting, talking story, and learning about Hawaiian culture.

Location: Kalani

Price: Free

No reservation required.

Featured Dinner: 6:00-7:30 pm: Big Island Grass-Fed Beef Dinner with Chef Ted Leake

 

???????????????????????????????In contrast to an avant-garde painter forging ahead into the future, Chef Ted is an ancient Mediterranean artesian potter, throwing, timeless and unchanged ceramic pots and amphorae to perfection time after time.  Ted Leake began cooking in 1976 while attending the University of Virginia and the University of Valencia in Spain. After graduation, he began a years’ long odyssey as a journeyman chef, working in restaurants all over the world including: The Sydney Opera House in Australia, Au Claire de la Lune in Paris and the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.  Odysseus returned to Charlottesville and established Chef Ted Catering in 1991. He retreated to the Big Island in Hawaiʻi in August of 2013 where he is being treated for existential despair. He reports back that the treatment is working well!

Read more about Chef Ted at http://cheftedswanderinandaponderin.blogspot.com/

Farm-to-Fork Menu

Roasted Garlic Soup

Big Island Grass-Fed Beef Two Ways:  Meatloaf and Stroganoff (featuring Mushrooms grown by Hamakua Heritage Mushroom Farm)

Vegan Aliʻi Mushroom Stroganoff and Organic Big Island-grown Macadamia Nut Loaf

Mashed Potatoes (Vegan Option Available)

Locally-Grown Zucchini

Kalani-Grown Arugula Salad

Bountiful Salad Bar with Kalani Made Dressings

Dessert: Tiramisu

 

Location: Kalani Dining Lanai

Price:  $29 ($24 kama’āina) per meal

Reservations Required: Reserve your ticket online or please contact us.

 

Wednesday 9/24/14

Market: 9:00 am-2:00 pm: Hilo Farmer’s Market and Suisan Luncheon

HiloFarmerMarketThe Hilo Farmers Market is a Big Island must-see! More than 200 local farmers and artisans sell their produce, crafts, and tropical flowers in a festive outdoor atmosphere.

After visiting the market, we will enjoy lunch with the Puna Culinary Festival’s Presenting Sponsor, Suisan.  Suisan’s Fish Market in Hilo is an East Hawaiʻi institution, and their poke is legendary! We will tour their historical building and fish market, and enjoy a poke bowl luncheon overlooking Hilo Bay.

Tour pricing includes transportation from Kalani and all admission/luncheon fees. When purchasing tickets, please notify Kalani Guest Services if you wish to drive separately to the tour location. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared for inclement weather.

Location:  Hilo Farmer’s Market and Suisan

Transportation:  Shuttles will depart from Kalani Guest Services promptly at 9:00 am. If you wish to drive separately, please meet the group at Hilo Farmerʻs Market at 10:00 am.

Price: $35 / $25 kama’āina

Reservations Required: Reserve your ticket online or please contact us.

Cooking Class: 2:30-4:30pm: Hotpot of Transformation with Chef and Shaman Stewart Blackburn

Stewart_BlackburnAs part of the “Shaman in the Kitchen” series, chef Stewart Blackburn will demo a delicious one-pot meal and show how simple things like cooking one’s own food can influence important aspects of life. This takes the notion that we are what we eat one step further. This class is an examination of how we think as we cook and eat can greatly influence the reality we experience.

Stewart Blackburn has been a chef for over 30 years, working in boutique gourmet restaurants, catering, manufacturing gourmet specialty foods and food consulting. He holds a Masters Degree in Food Science from the University of Maine. He has also been practicing shamanism for over 20 years. As author of, “The Skills of Pleasure: Crafting the Life You Want,” Stewartʻs classes are always full of useful information, insights, and playfulness. http://www.stewartblackburn.com/

Bring your hungry minds and your appetites – classes will feature sampling of all dishes prepared.

Location: Kalani Mauka 25 Kitchen

Price:  $25 ($20 kama’āina)

Reservations Required: Reserve your ticket online or please contact us.

Event: 5:00-10:00 pm: Kalapana Night Market

Friday night Na Kupuna Kanikapila, Elders play musicUncle Robert Keli’iho’omalu is the legendary and beloved patriarch of the old Kalapana village, and his family compound is where this lively market is located. This colorful open air night market has hundreds of people showing up for fresh produce, tasty food, and live Hawaiian music.

Location:  Uncle Robert’s Awa Bar and Farmer’s Market in Kalapana

Transportation:  Leaves Kalani Guest Services every half hour between 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm. Departs Kalapana on the 15s and 45s, with the last shuttle leaving Uncle Robert’s at 9:45 pm.

Price: Free

No reservation required.

 

Thursday 9/25/14

Cooking Class: 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Artocarpus in Traditional and Modern Ways with Chef Scott Laaback

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Sustainable living skills expert and chef Scott Laaback will teach and discuss how to prepare fruits from the diverse genus Artocarpus which includes breadfruit, jackfruit, and breadnut, in traditional and modern ways.

Scott Laaback lives and works in Holualoa on a small diversified family farm and cooks in the kitchen at Daylight Mind Coffee company on Ali’i drive in Kailua. He has been a resident of the Big Island for six years and a student of food cultures and traditions for the last twenty.

“Food is the foundation of our cultures and our society. It is the ‘glue’ that has held our cultures together for the last eight to ten thousand years. How we relate to food is ultimately who we are. The way we relate to food gives us the power to consciously construct ourselves, our society and our world with our food choices. As with any construction, the quality of the result is dependent on the quality of the construction material. I think humanity has gotten to the point where we should ask ourselves, ‘How are we going to construct our world?’” -Scott Laaback

Bring your hungry minds and your appetites – classes will feature sampling of all dishes prepared.

Location: Kalani Mauka 25 Kitchen

Price:  $25 ($20 kama’āina)

Reservations Required: Reserve your ticket online or please contact us.contact us.

Farm Tour: 1:00-6:00 pm: Hilo Coffee Mill and Ginger Ridge Farm

110712_Hilo_Coffee_MillThe Hilo Coffee Mill supplies superb Hawaiian coffees, in keeping with the spirit of a family-run coffee plantation. The Hilo Coffee Mill is located on 24 beautiful acres in Mountain View, with a full viewing area and tasting bar, and was founded to help small local coffee farmers not only produce and process their coffee crops, but also assist in marketing these valuable crops to the rest of the world.

We will also visit Ginger Ridge Farms, a 40-acre organic farm in Mountain View on the lush flanks of Mauna Loa. Ginger Ridge supplies much of the lettuce, leafy greens, kale and other produce served at Kalani. Howard James, the proprietor, has spent years experimenting and perfecting organic production. His farming philosophy focuses on caring for the soil, as a healthy aina is the heart and soul of nourishing food.

Tour pricing includes transportation from Kalani and all admission/luncheon fees. When purchasing tickets, please notify Kalani Guest Services if you wish to drive separately to the tour location. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared for inclement weather.

Location:  Hilo Coffee Mill and Ginger Ridge Farm

Transportation:  Shuttles will depart from Kalani Guest Services promptly at 1:00 pm. If you wish to drive separately, please meet the group at Hilo Coffee Mill at 2:00 pm. Price: $35 / $25 kama’āina

Reservations Required: Reserve your ticket online or please contact us. contact us.

Featured Dinner: 6:00-7:30 pm: Exotica with Chefs Kenny Drotar & Ellard Resignato

Ellard Resignato

Andrew “Ellard” Resignato was born in Brooklyn and raised in New Jersey. A public health advocate, economist, musician, filmmaker, full time foodie, and part-time philosopher – he moved to San Francisco 10 years ago and now splits his time between the Big Island and the Bay Area. His culinary influences have come from an array of culinary adventures from cooking Italian with Francis Ford Coppolla in San Francisco to catching and cooking blue marlin on the Kona Coast. The Culinary Edge captures Ellard’s forays into an edible world.

Farm-to-Fork Menu

Local Tomato & Mango Soup

Grilled Local Lilikoi Lime Mahi Mahi (featuring Shola’s Lilikoi, grown in Puna)

Kabocha Pumpkin Fritters with Avocado Salsa (featuring Kalani-grown Pumpkins and Avocados)

Kalani-grown Herb Rice Pilaf

Sauteed Local Organic Bok Choy (grown by Ginger Ridge Farms in Mountain View)

House-Made Kim Chee with Local Cabbage

Bountiful Salad Bar with Kalani Made Dressings

Dessert:  Tropical Mochi and Butter Mochi

 

Location: Kalani Dining Lanai

Price:  $29 ($24 kama’āina) per meal

Reservations Required: Reserve your ticket online or please contact us.

Event: 8:00-9:30 pm: The Green Divas Talk Story

TheGreenDivasThere are lots of great ways for us to eat healthier – for us and the planet.  This year, the PCF is thrilled to bring The Green Divas to the Big Island.  Join us for an inspirational discussion of how we all can live – and eat — more sustainably.

The Green Divas (aka Megan McWilliams and Lynn Hasselberger) host a radio show and blog that highlight “low stress ways to live a deeper shade of green.”  Their goal is to inspire sustainable living from a guilt-free, low-stress perspective—making green information accessible to a broad audience using credible resources, humor and technology.

Check them out at thegreendivas.com!

Location: Kalani

Price: Free

No reservation required.

 

Friday 9/26/14

Farm Tour: 8:30 am-12:30 pm: Dragon’s Eye Farm and Evening Rain Farm

110412_Dragons_Eye_farm_tourDragon’s Eye Learning Center is a farm dedicated to natural farming, aquaponics, and learning. Our visit will explore the farm’s facilities, as we discuss Korean natural farming techniques and new sustainable ways of farming chickens. We will then tour Evening Rain Farm, which is home to many exotic varieties of tropical produce, and is designed to be an experiment in sustainable living.  Jackfruit, breadfruit, bread nut and many varieties of banana, papaya, zapote – and more – thrive at this beautiful farm. Tour pricing includes transportation from Kalani and all admission/luncheon fees. When purchasing tickets, please notify Kalani Guest Services if you wish to drive separately to the tour location. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared for inclement weather.

Location: Dragon’s Eye Farm and Evening Rain Farm

Transportation: Shuttles will depart from Kalani Guest Services promptly at 8:30 am. If you wish to drive separately, please meet the group at Dragon’s Eye at 9:00 am, their driveway is on the left toward the end of Papaya Farms Road.

Price:  $35 / $25 kama’āina

Reservations Required: Reserve your ticket online or please contact us.

Cooking Class: 2:00-4:00 pm: The Green Way to Juicing and Smoothies with The Green Divas

Hosted by The Green Divas, Megan McWilliams and Lynn Hasselberger.

In this class, Meg and Lynn will take on Puna’s bountiful local produce and demonstrate healthy and delicious juicing and smoothie techniques.

TheGreenDivasThe Green Divas host a radio show and weblog that highlights “low stress ways to live a deeper shade of green.”  Their goal is to inspire sustainable living from a guilt-free, low-stress perspective—making green information accessible to a broad audience using credible resources, humor and technology

Bring your hungry minds and your appetites – classes will feature sampling of all dishes prepared.

Location: Kalani Mauka 25 Kitchen

Price:  $25 ($20 kama’āina)

Reservations Required: Reserve your ticket online or please contact us.

 

Featured Dinner: 6:00-7:30 pm: Cacao Dinner with Hawaiian Sanctuaryʻs Chef DK

Chef DK Hawaiian Sanctuary

DK spent half his youth on his family’s farm in Kealakekua, and the other half on Oʻahu in his stepfather’s restaurant. His love of food and its preparation were born out of these influences. He graduated from a prestigious culinary school, CIA, then spent the next several years traveling the world. He has opened BLEU in New York City, The Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas and Raw Sushi Bar in Tokyo.

Returning to the Islands several years ago, he found that the current sustainability movement was very much in alignment with his upbringing and decided to join wholeheartedly.  The last two years were spent traveling the Island of Hawaiʻi, working on local organic farms and sharing his knowledge, and more importantly learning from everyone he has met. Thanks to the generosity of Hawaiian Sanctuary, he has finally found a place to share this knowledge and learning.

 

E Komo Mai!

 

Farm-to-Fork Menu

Creamy Molokai Purple Sweet Potato Soup

Grilled Free Range Chicken Mole (featuring cacao grown and cured by Hawaiian Sanctuary)

Grilled Kalani-Grown Eggplant and Pumpkin Mole

Ginger and Turmeric-Infused Organic Millet and Rice (featuring Hawaiian Sanctuary-grown ginger and turmeric)

Local and Organic Lilikoi Poached Carrots with Toasted Coconut Flakes (carrots grown by Ginger Ridge Farms in Mountain View)

Hot Zucchini Salad with Sweet Chocolate Sesame Dressing

Bountiful Salad Bar with Kalani Made Dressings

Dessert:  Duo of Chocolate

 

Location: Kalani Dining Lanai

Price:  $29 ($24 kama’āina) per meal

Reservations Required: Reserve your ticket online or please contact us.

 

 

Saturday 9/27/14

Market: 9:00-11:00 am: SPACE Market

SPACESPACE Market is a delightful taste of Puna. All products are locally produced. Join us for a casual and friendly exploration of this local and colorful market.

Location:  Uncle Robert’s Farmer’s Market, Kaimu

Transportation: Shuttles will leave from Kalani Guest Services promptly at 9:00 am and will return at 11:00 am.

Price:  Free

Reservations Required: Reserve your ticket online or please contact us.

Event: 3:00-5:00 pm: PupuPalooza

PupupaloozaGraphic_smallPupuPaloozaPupuPalooza is a spirited cook-off style appetizer competition and public tasting.  Food enthusiasts will present their best appetizer for evaluation by a panel of judges and by the public. All are welcome to attend, taste, and cast a vote for the best pupu in Puna!

Think you have what it takes to win? Check out PupuPalooza Rules and Registration Guide.

Location:  Kalani

Price:  $1 per ticket, exchange 1 ticket for 1 pupu

No reservation required to attend. Tickets will be sold at the door – cash only, please.

Reservations required for PupuPalooza contestants only. Contest entry is free of charge. All entries must be registered no later than FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014.

Learn more on the PupuPalooza page.

Event: 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Puna Lions Club Steak BBQ

Lions-Logo-3-colorThe Puna Lions Club cordially invites all to their annual community fundraiser, a BBQ dinner featuring delicious ribeyes with all the trimmings! Eat in or take out.

Proceeds from this event will fund community work done throughout the year by the Puna Lions Club, and the Rick Edwards Scholarship, awarded each spring to students from five Pahoa area high schools.

Location: Pahoa Sacred Heart Parish Hall

Price:  $12.00 Ribeye Steak Dinner. Soft drinks and desserts are $1.00 each. Tickets available at the door or from any Puna Lions Club Member.

http://www.punalions.org/

Featured Dinner: 6:00-7:30 pm: Big Island Grass-Fed Beef Dinner with Chef Mark Ceranski

 

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Author and Chef Mark Ceranski lives in Puna, and has been professionally cooking for over 30 years.  Mark has served as an executive chef for a Saudi Prince, a Formula One team owner, and countless British dignitaries.  While cooking and baking at Kalani, Mark has been working on his forthcoming book, Potboiler: In the Kitchen with Royalty, Dictators and Despots.

Farm-to-Fork Menu

Local Watercress Soup

Big Island Grass-Fed Braised Beef with Local Rosemary and Garlic

House-Made Seitan Roast with Local Rosemary and Garlic

Potato Gratin (Vegan Option Available)

Steamed Green Beans (grown by Ginger Ridge Farm in Mountain View)

Fennel, Arugula and Herb Salad (featuring fennel grown by Ginger Ridge Farm and Kalani-grown arugula and herbs)

Bountiful Salad Bar with Kalani Made Dressings

Dessert:  Mixed Berry Tartes

 

Location: Kalani Dining Lanai

Price:  $29 ($24 kama’āina) per meal

Reservations Required: Reserve your ticket online, or please contact us.

 

Sunday 9/28/14

Market: 8:30-11:00 am: Maku’u Market

Makuu2Maku’u Market is one of the busiest and most colorful farmer’s markets on the Big Island. Join us for a visit to the market, where you can explore the local foods produced on the Big Island and speak with the farmers whose living depends on the land.

Location: Maku’u Market, Kea’au-Pahoa Bypass Rd, Pahoa, HI 96778

 

Transportation: Shuttles will leave Kalani at 8:30 am.  Or, meet at Maku’u Market office at 9:00 am if you wish to drive separately.

 

Price: $15 with shuttle / free if meeting at Maku’u Market

 

Reservations Required: Reserve your ticket online, or please contact us.

 

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- Purchase tickets online – no fees!

- Special accommodation packages are available.  Make reservations by phone at (800) 800-6886 or online.

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