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Kaua’i Beach Resort is unveiling a new signature event that pays tribute to Hawaii’s unique regional cuisine, Hawai’i’s Culinary Masters Dinner.  The first in this planned series takes place on Saturday, April 9 with Russell Siu, Executive Chef and Co-Owner of O‘ahu’s popular restaurant, 3660 on the Rise.

  • 4 pm:  Interactive and educational cooking demonstration at Shutters Lounge featuring Russell Siu and his award-winning Lacquered Salmon with Pickled Maui Onions and Yuzu Butter Sauce.  $45 per person plus tax and gratuity.

  • 6:30 pm:  Four-course private dinner with wine pairings in the Plumeria Room, $75 plus tax and gratuity per person.  The menu includes:
    • Seafood Ravioli with Yuzu Butter Sauce and Kabayaki Sauce Drizzle
    • Slow-Roasted Filet of Wild Salmon, Fennel Purée and Olive Oil Emulsion
    • Fire-Roasted Apple Smoked Bacon-Wrapped Filet of Beef Tenderloin, Seared Foie Gras and Caramelized Shallot Sauce
    • Liliko‘i Panna Cotta with Fresh Raspberries and Citrus-Honey Consommé

  • Guest sommelier – Alan Suzuki

  • Valet parking is complimentary for event attendees

“We are very excited to have celebrated Hawai‘i Chef Russell Siu join us as we launch this new signature series at the resort,” said Matthew Pickett, Resort Manager. “Russell will be presenting a number of excellent dishes that will definitely tantalize everyone.”

Executive Chef and co-owner of 3660 on the Rise, Russell Siu directs financial operations and creates the restaurant’s distinctive Euro-Island cuisine, a blend of East-West heritage

with signature use of seasonal products from Hawai‘i’s oceans and farms. His recent culinary awards include 1st Place wins for Pacific Rim Food, Dessert and Martini from Star Advertiser 2010 Hawai‘i’s Best and the Hale ‘Āina Bronze for Best O‘ahu Restaurant.

Hawai‘i’s Culinary Masters Dinner will become part of a series of signature dining events featuring a variety of culinary happenings including guest chefs, winemaker dinners and more.

A kama‘āina room special is also available at Kaua‘i Beach Resort for event-goers and Hawai‘i residents wanting to spend a few days at the ocean-front property. Rates start at $129 per night, plus taxes, for travel April 1 through April 30.  Hawai‘i ID is required at check-in.

For reservations for the signature events and room special, call Kaua‘i Beach Resort direct at 808-245-1955.


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Queen Kapi‘olani Hotel, located at the Diamond Head end of Waikīkī, announced its first special for Hawai‘i golfers.

After recently completing more than $5 million in renovation and upgrades, Queen Kapi‘olani Hotel is excited to offer newly refreshed rooms to kama‘āina for a reasonably-priced vacation package which also includes a round of golf.

O‘ahu Room & Golf package

Rates start at $131 per night for weekdays and $151 for weekends for a city view room with a 2-night minimum stay.  The package includes 18-holes of play at the ‘Ewa Beach Golf Club for 2 persons and golf cart rental.  Tee time is arranged prior to arrival.  Additional tee times can also be added after check-in.

‘Ewa Beach Golf Club is an award-winning Robin Nelson Designed golf course which first opened in 1992. The links layout is created out of a Kiawe Forrest. Tree lined fairways put a premium on driving accuracy. The addition of fairway bunkers and water hazards make ‘Ewa Beach Golf Club a challenging experience.

Queen Kapi‘olani’s O‘ahu Room & Golf package is valid for reservations booked for stays now until December 31, 2011.  Rate quoted is based on best available rates, single or double occupancy plus taxes and one round of golf at ‘Ewa Beach Golf Club and cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Full, non-refundable, prepayment is required.  A valid Hawai‘i ID will be required upon check-in.  For reservations, see your preferred travel agent; visit Aqua online at www.aquaresorts.com or www.queenkapiolani.com; or call Aqua at 809-924-6543 or toll free at 1-866-406-2782.

Following are recently taken photos of the newly-renovated hotel.