The Details: Saturday, April 21, 2012 the attendees of The Hukilau will spend an enchanted evening at the Mai-Kai!
The night kicks off with drinks & music in the nautical Molokai Bar, then moves to the Mai-Kai’s many dining rooms, where there will be two dinner seatings (don’t forget to make your dinner reservations) and the Mai-Kai’s famous Polynesian floor show! After dinner, enjoy more music and entertainment in the Mai-Kai’s rear dining areas, Samoa and Tahiti, stroll the exotic and lush outdoor gardens and visit the gift shop. It’s sure to be a night to remember!
The Mai-Kai… it’s hard to describe, as so many thoughts and emotions come to mind as one enters the doors of this mid-century icon. Driving over the wood planked bridge you realize you are entering into another world of enchantment and beauty.
A Hukilau is a traditional Hawaiian festival held in the fishing villages of old. A large net is cast into the sea to herd fish then the villagers slowly pull the net to the shore. The feast that follows is meant to emphasize the spirit of family and community, or ‘ohana. Our mainland Hukilau is a metaphorical net thrown out to the entire world, bringing lovers of “Polynesian Pop” or “Tiki” culture together for our own special celebration.
Into your shaker pour:
2 ounces Appleton V/X rum
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce unsweetened pineapple juice
1/2 ounce orange juice
1/2 ounce passion fruit syrup
1/2 ounce Fee Brothers Coffee Cordial Syrup
Shake well with ice cubes. Pour unstrained into a Hukilau double old-fashioned glass. Okole maluna — and happy Hukilau!
By Jeff Beachbum Berry
In honor of The Hukilau’s producer – Tiki Kiliki aka Christie White