On Saturday, July 24, the hautest Hawaii social set hit up the celeb friendly Kahala Hotel & Resort located in Diamond Head Hawaii. The typically star-studded property is a favorite of famous guests like Gwen Stefani, Kelly Osborne, and Rhianna and last Saturday drew Oahu’s own glitterati to a fabulous food and wine extravaganza, The Taste of Kahala.
From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. foodies and winos enjoyed select menu classics and faves from each of the hotel’s four featured restaurants; Hoku’s, Plumeria Beach House, the Veranda, and Seaside Grill. Guests were treated to a magnificent sunset at the beachfront set up while washing down their ahi musubi, fish tacos, burger sliders, and miso glazed butterfish with chardonnay, cabernet, and merlot from Vine Cliff Winery. Savory delacies were followed with sweet treats such as bread pudding with vanilla glaze, dense chocolate cake, pineapple upside down cake, and the crowd pleasing Kahalasada, Kahala Hotel’s version of the traditional malasada. Malasadas are a popular Portuguese confection made of egg sized balls of yeast dough that are deep fried in oil and coated with granulated sugar.
Femmes were dressed in colorful summertime frocks and gents’ donned upscale casual island wear. A live local band was playing, which enhanced the delightful mood and feel of the one time only summer soiree. The Taste of Kahala was the perfect mid-summer time celebration at the most beautiful tropical oasis on Oahu.
Check out the gallery below to see photos from The Kahala Hotel’s Taste of Kahala event.