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Kiawe Outdoor offers alfresco dining under a 100 year old rubber tree at the Royal Lahaina


Aug 02, 2022


Maui Now

A new alfresco dining experience, Kiawe Outdoor, offers communal dining, set under the canopy of a 100 year old rubber tree on the grounds of the Royal Lahaina resort.

This new twice weekly dining experience supports local area farmers and purveyors, featuring non-native species that are otherwise destructive to the Hawaiʻi ecosystem, such as Axis Deer and wild boar cooked over wild Kiawe wood.

Kiawe Outdoor was “born from the desire to return to the rich tradition of real Hawaiian cooking, centered around cooking outdoors over fire,” according to a restaurant announcement.

Local food sources include Kauaʻi sea salt, Surf Goat Dairy products, and Maui grown onions, paired with wines and craft beverages designed for each event.

On Tuesday and Friday nights, guests can enjoy a dining experience under the 40-foot tall rubber tree at the heart of the resort’s bungalows The tree, which now has a 75-foot canopy, was planted when the bungalows were originally built.

The event is meant to provide guests the opportunity to dine at a venue that supports local area farmers and purveyors.

The experience begins with champagne and appetizers, followed by a seated five course pre-fixe dinner and wine/cocktail pairing. The menu is available here.

The three hour dining experience, from 6 to 9 p.m. can be reserved for $395 per person. Reservations are available online.