The exclusive Dining Room at the Lodge at Koele is the epitome of style and elegance. This dining establishment gives a sense of being entertained in an estate living room. The atmosphere is intimate and romantic, complete with wood-burning fires. The inspired menu offers a combination of locally-grown ingredients with a contemporary twist applied to classic cooking methods. The cuisine is perfectly complemented with a selection of wines to provide a pleasant and unrivalled dining experience.
Using an intuitive nature-to-table model, the innovative cuisine is presented in a menu that is based on the clever use of locally-sourced ingredients taken from various parts of the Hawaiian Islands. The produce and ingredients used at this restaurant also take account of sustainability – the use of seasonal produce and the careful harvesting of nature’s bounty. Visitors to the Dining Room are offered a magnificent tasting menu made up of four courses. The menu varies according to the availability of fresh and seasonal ingredients. Each week, the tasting menu offers the finest quality ingredients from around the islands and, indeed, from all over the world. Examples of the culinary offerings at various times include Fish and Seafood from Kona, Venison from Molokai, Mushrooms from Hamakua, Vegetables from Kula Maui, Lamb and Beef from Kahua Ranch, Artisanal Cheeses from Hawaii Island and Honey from Kiawe. The Sea Salt and Olive Oils used by the Dining Room come from different locations around the islands. All dishes are suitably paired with a complementary wine to ensure a flawless culinary experience.
An acclaimed restaurant and showcase for the sustainable use of local produce, the Dining Roomat the Lodge at Koele is open from Tuesday to Friday, with dinner served from 6.00pm until 9.00pm. With an emphasis on upcountry Hawaiian Cuisine, the Chef’s Tasting Menu is a spectacular affair that takes diners on a memorable journey of new ingredients, new flavors and new techniques.