• Lisa Hanly

COOKING CLUB: HAWAII

Updated: Aug 29


Inspired by our trip to Hawaii, we planned a Sheldon Simeon "Cook Real Hawai'i" inspired night. Some of these items are decidedly non-gourmet, even though we call ourselves the "Gourmet Club" — but that is the Maui vibe. Delicious, not pretentious, fresh and simple. Casual dress: Hawaiian shirts, muu muus and flip flops were encouraged!


Below is what is looks like when we send out our recipe choices to our club. There are several choices offered for all of the courses except for the main/entree and the welcome cocktail, which is prepared by the hosts (me and hubby).


The pink highlighted recipes are the ones we chose and served.

WELCOME COCKTAIL

  • Lava Flow

  • The picture below does not do justice for this easy to gulp drink...it's like a Piña Colada with a fabulously boozy strawberry rum syrup—the lava—running through. We served mini drinks to welcome our guests.


APPETIZER RECIPES

left: Kim Chee Dip, middle: Lava Flow; right: Portuguese Sweet Rolls


MAIN: HAWAIIAN PORK SLIDERS

  • Kalua Pork (we took the easy route and did not dig a pit in the yard)

  • Portuguese Sweet Rolls

SLAW (for the sliders)

SIDES


left: Hawaiian Mac Salad, middle: Kahlua Pork with slaw on a roll, right: Crunchy Kale and Cabbage Slaw

DESSERT


Enjoy this music mix for your party — classic Hawaiian music with steel guitars, ukuleles and a sprinkle of Don Ho!

Hawaiian Dinner Party Playlist on Spotify


Let me know how your party goes in the comments section!