New He ‘Aina Ola Farm Dinner Launches on Kaua‘i
The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas to Partner with Waipā Foundation
The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas announces a partnership with the Waipā Foundation to launch He ‘Aina Ola, a twice monthly dinner tour starting Monday, May 9, 2016. This unique dining experience will highlight Hawaiian history, culture and the island’s bounty through a walking tour and three-course dinner with wine pairings at the Waipā Foundation on the island’s north shore. The cost of $135 per person includes the walking tour, three-course dinner with wine pairings, tax and gratuity.
He ‘Aina Ola, which translates to “A Nourishing Feast,” begins with a tour of Waipā’s orchard and gardens, located just past the town of Hanalei. The foundation’s knowledgeable staff will share the history of the area and the organization’s efforts to practice cultural stewardship in the ancient ahupua‘a, a historical land division defined by the boundaries of the watershed from mauka to makai (mountains to sea).
Following the tour, a three-course dinner with wine pairings will be offered in Waipā’s Laukupu Hale Imu. Prepared by The Westin Princeville culinary team, the dinner will showcase seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, including produce grown at Waipā. The inaugural event will feature a lemongrass consommé with poached Kaua‘i shrimp, and freshly caughtopakapaka (pink snapper) with chard, onions and a Hawaiian chili lemongrass butter sauce, presented in a pū‘olo (parcel) made from ti leaves. Taro malasadas with mint frosting, cilantro and lime icing and a citrus crème anglaise is a sweet ending to a memorable meal.
Open to the public, He ‘Aina Ola will be held on the second and fourth Monday of each month from 4:30 p.m. For reservations, call The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas at (808) 827-8808, and visit www.westinprinceville.com for more information.
About The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas
Located along a lush bluff 200 feet above breathtaking Anini Beach and the sparkling blue Pacific Ocean, The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas blends into its serene surroundings of Kaua‘i’s North Shore. Guests enjoy spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom villas adorned with instinctive Hawaiian touches and the comforts of home that inspire you to relax and rejuvenate. Additional resort features include four revitalizing pools, a two-story clubhouse, a restaurant, poolside bar & grill, and general store. At the heart of service are the Westin staff who perpetuate the aloha spirit and the rich traditions of Hawai‘i with gracious hospitality and personalized service. The resort does not charge a daily resort fee. For more information, call(808) 827-8700 or visit www.westinprinceville.com.
About the Waipā Foundation
The 1,600 acre ahupua’a of Waipā, located on the north shore of Kaua’i, is one of just a few ahupua‘a in Hawai‘i that remain intact. Waipā is owned by the Kamehameha Schools and is managed by the Waipā Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit founded in 1994 that evolved from the community’s first efforts to manage the ahupua’a beginning in the late 1980’s. The foundation’s goal is to restore the health of the natural environment and native ecosystems of the ahupua‘a, and to involve the community in the stewardship, restoration, and management of the land and resources within the ahupua’a of Waipā. It also aims to practice and foster social, economic and environmental sustainability in the management of Waipā’s natural and cultural resources. To learn more, visit www.waipafoundation.org.