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Hawaii Loa Luau at the Fairmont Orchid is a beautiful and elegant way to spend your evening. The land area is known as Kalahuipua’a (gathering place) along the South Kohala Coast. Kalahuipua’a is steeped in history and tradition and is known as the gathering place for Ali’i (royalty) and special visitors. This luau is also rich in Hawaiian culture and hospitality. Experience cuisine prepared by an award winning culinary team, and internationally renowned performers who share the stories of the island through live music and dance. The feast and performance are held in an outdoor setting bordered by towering palm trees near the tennis pavilion and a short walk from the hotel’s main entrance.
Before the show, you can meet the performers an learn about cultural practices and traditional games. There is a hosted bar and a delicious dinner buffet. The freshest and finest ingredients from around the island is prepared into a Poke station with poi, ahi lumu koho, pipikaula, spicy kim chee tako, spicy shellfish, Lomi Lomi salmon, cucumber namasu, ogo seaweed & Maui onion salad, garlic sesame edamame soy beans, bean sprout salad, Moloka’i sweet potato salad, kimchi cabage, J.A Farms spinach leafs & heirloomlettuces, and surimi crab & broccoli.
The hot food station highlights teriyaki BBQ chicken, miso glazed Hawaiian butterfish, kiawe wood smoked kalua pork, stir fried vegetable noodles, calrose rice furikake, taro rolls, kalbi style Hawaiian low line beef w/ginger soy glaze, and sugar cane skewered shrimp yakitori. Save room for dessert….dark chocolate lava cake with raspberry sauce, Molokai banana bread, pineapple pie with macadamia nut streusel, big island fruit salad w/lychee, and coconut cream tapioca. The keiki menu features macaroni & cheese, mini hot dogs, stir fry vegetables and grilled chicken breast.
Beautiful hula dancers and talented musicians tell the tales of Polynesia’s courageous and brave voyagers as they journeyed to Hawai’i and establish this land. Tahitians share their stories of their travels to the islands with the lively beat of the toere drum. With traditional hula, the evening hosts tell their story of their home and history of the islands, and the influence of the many cultures can be seen through the evolution of hula motions and costumes.
An Ali’i reserved seating upgrade is available for $25 per Adult and $15 per Child. This includes a keepsake lei greeting, reserved seating, and pupus/appetizers which includes fresh pineapple, papaya-pineapple salad with fresh mint, dried bananas, papaya, mango, half coconut filled w/dried coconut, li hing mui macadamia nuts, dried ahi ika & teriyaki beef jerky.