On Saturday, May 11th, Travaasa Hana will host its Hana Spring Harvest Dinner to benefit the Hana Youth Center and Mahele Farm. Set in the heavenly Hana, Maui, the event will feature a five-course cocktail pairing dinner, highlighting Hawaii’s cultural diversity and honoring the roots of Hana’s kupuna (elders), and live Hawaiian music under the stars in one of Hawaii’s most magical settings.
The evening kicks off at 5 p.m. with cocktails, pupu (appetizers), and live entertainment from Hana’s award-winning musicians CJ Helekahi and Leokane Pryor. A delectable dinner prepared by Executive Chef Barry Villiarimo and guest chefs Sheldon Simeon, executive chef at Star Noodle and fan favorite on Top Chef: Seattle, and Mark “Gooch” Noguchi, chef/partner at Taste and Pili Hawaii and contributor on Cooking Channel’s Unique Eats, will follow at 6 p.m. in the resort’s turn-of-the-century Plantation Guest House.
Showcasing the incredible bounty of Hana with the freshest fish, beef, and produce from the area, the dinner will be paired with a selection of craft cocktails by one of the state’s most respected bartenders, Dave Power of The Feral Pig on Kauai.
A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Hana Youth Center, a non-profit promoting Hawaiian values and providing after school programs for youth ages 8-18, and Mahele Farm, a cooperative farm in Hana.
Tickets are priced at $100 per person, and seating is limited. For tickets, go to . For reservations, contact Travaasa Hana via telephone at (855) 868-7282.