the ritz-carlton, kapalua debuts hook + knife

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua invites guests to enliven the senses and enhance the palate through Hook + Knife, the resort’s recently inaugurated dinner series. Taking place nightly in the property’s reimagined Ulana Terrace, this pop-up dinner series features a combination of local and innovative dishes each created by the diverse Ritz-Carlton Kapalua culinary team.

Embracing the essence of “Ulana,” meaning “to weave” in Native Hawaiian, Hook + Knife merges traditional local culture with unique global influences to serve fusions of favorites grounded in steakhouse classics. Showcasing the island’s fresh and high-quality ingredients, the Hook + Knife menu presents a selection of choice cuts of beef, freshly caught local seafood, sashimi and sushi, alongside a Farm Fresh Showcase of garden salads, Hawaiian seafood chowder, artisan cheeses and desserts.


A sampling of Hook + Knife menu items includes:

• Ulana Tower
Grand assortment of oysters, shrimp, Alaskan King Crab legs, lobster tail, Ahi poke, salmon and Ahi sashimi

• Charred Shishito Peppers
Grilled Shishitos holding a kick, Portuguese sausage, fingerling potatoes, and signature pineapple Umami jus

• Upcountry Lavender-Rosemary Lamb Rack
Paired with Salsa Rosa

• Island Snapper
8 oz grilled filet drizzled with a Lemongrass-Kona lobster curry butter

• Raw Cut Duo Sashimi
Fresh Ahi tuna, salmon, and watermelon radish

• Li Hing Mui Lahaina Mango BBQ Whole Chicken
Paired with chili-ginger broccolini, pickled mustard seeds, and Umami jus

• Pele Goddess: The Forbidden Fruit Dessert
Local fruits and berries, green mint Sub Zero ice cream, with Li Hing Mui and homemade dragon fruit sorbet

Spearheaded by Executive Sous Chef Meredith Manee, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua culinary team has crafted a menu and world-class dining experience unlike any other. Hook + Knife dinners take place nightly from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and are available only for a limited time. Reservations can be made by phone at 808-665-7089 or online on OpenTable.

During Wine Wednesdays at Hook + Knife, guests can enjoy half-off pricing of select bottles of wine every Wednesday from 5 – 9pm. Furthermore, guests can save 50 percent on the signature Ulana Seafood Tower and Moet champagne by the glass, during Off the Hook Hours from 5 – 6pm nightly.

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