Cuisine: Healthy Food and Outdoor Dining

The Lanai at Kalani

lanai

Three times a day, guests and staff are summoned by the call of the conch to dine on our open-air lanai (veranda). At this central gathering place, you can experience the daily rhythms of assembly and departure reminiscent of ancient village life.

Kalani cuisine encompasses a variety of styles including Thai, Indian, and Italian. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals.

freshWe celebrate the abundance of Hawaii by serving local tropical fruits and vegetables and fresh caught fish. Seafood is often served at dinner (chicken and beef are served occasionally), and vegetarians are well cared for.

Most importantly, our chefs firmly believe that the care and love invested in the cuisine is transmitted to the diner, and everything is prepared with aloha.

Mealtimes

Meals are served buffet-style on our outdoor dining lanai at the following times:

  • Breakfast from 7:30 am to 8:30 am - $13
  • Lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - $15
  • Dinner from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm - $24

Sample Menus



breakfast

Breakfast

Scrambled eggs
Oatmeal or other whole-grain hot cereal
Fresh fruit bar featuring papaya, pineapples, berries, and mangoes (as available)
Yogurt, nut and seed selection
Cereal selection featuring house-made granola
Breads, various nut butters, and organic fruit jams
lunch

Lunch

Roasted eggplant sandwiches with fresh tapenade, on olive bread
Turkey, avocado and swiss sandwiches with lettuce, tomato and spicy aioli on focaccia
White bean chili
Seafood chowder
Wakame salad
Self-serve salad bar with local organic greens

dinner

Dinner

Grilled balsamic-marinated ahi with smoked tomato & dill viniagrette
Mushroom-stuffed tofu with pineapple teriyaki sauce
Smashed potato & parsnips
Green beans with roasted red peppers
Jicama & sweet potato salad
Fresh fruit salad
Fresh salad bar with house-made dressings
Fresh Hawaiian mango & macadamia nut crisp

 

Beverages

Assorted hot and iced teas, caffeinated and decaffeinated
Organic juices and herbal blends
Fresh lemonades and limeades
Kona and Puna coffees, caffeinated and decaffeinated

 

 

Kudos to the chefs!

One of the many blessings of being in residence at Kalani is rolling onto the dining lanai to discover and savor each meal time's bounty.  Always fresh and often inventive, the menus always nourish the bigger values of Kalani, staff and guests.  The character of whoever is in the kitchen at any time clearly flavors each dish. One thing that I always look forward to is the salad spread and those amazing salad dressings.

- Lara McIntosh - Wassa Dance
Dancer, Teacher
International Workshop Facilitator

 

When I think of Retreats at Kalani, I immediately taste the food, smell the desserts and kiss the sky!  The Kalani way of eating – healthy, abundant, creative, green, local, nothing wasted and cooked up with love.  Wow, what a treat!

- James Wanless
Creator, Voyager Tarot
International Tarot/Self-Improvement Facilitator

 

The food at Kalani is consistently incredibly delicious and really first-rate. I especially look forward to the amazing breakfasts with the abundance of fresh and exotic fruits. Every time I come the food gets even better, how do you do it? Outstanding job and kudos to the chefs!

- Erica Sofrina
Founder, West Coast Academy of Feng Shui
International Workshop Leader