La Hiki Steak and Kō Hana Rum Team Up For Special Dinner Event

Island-made rum and Island-raised beef will share the spotlight at a unique dinner at La Hiki Steak on Saturday, January 25.

’I’o + Kō: An Island-to-Table Experience, features a special menu developed La Hiki’s star chef Simeon Hall Jr. The dishes incorporate:

  • Locally sourced grass-fed Hawaiʻi Meats (raised on Kauaʻi, processed in Kapolei)
  • Handcrafted Kō Hana Agricole rum (distilled in Kunia)
  • Local produce and eggs from Kahumana Farms (grown in Waiʻanae)

“Our food is an informative, delicious translation of the natural world,” says Hall Jr. “Here, our chefs, ranchers, distillers, service staff and nature collaborate to create a dining experience that supports the movement of positive social gastronomy.”

Hawaiʻi Meats, formerly known as Kunoa Cattle Company, is the latest project from third-generation Kauaʻi rancher Bobby Farias, who has made the survival of 100% Hawaiʻi-raised meat a personal mission.

Kō Hana Agricole Rum is reviving long-forgotten varieties of Hawaiʻi sugarcane to make a unique, local spirit. “Agricole” means that the rum is made only from sugarcane grown and processed on-site, similar to estate wine or single-malt scotch.

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Kahumana Farms in Waiʻanae provides fresh produce and eggs to Oʻahu’s top restaurants and at local farmers’ markets.

Here’s the full, enticing menu:

Welcome Pupus: Hawaiʻi Meats Hot “Dogette” with sweet and sour pickles and banana rum ketchup

Amuse Bouche: Hawaiʻi Mixed Meat Barbacoa, with roti, Maui onions, radishes, wild edibles and La Hiki Steak Sauce

First: Hawaiʻi Meats Bone Broth with KôHana Rum flamed onions, Kahumana Farms root vegetables

Second: Hawaiʻi Meats Carpaccio, Kahumana Egg, Brioche & Truffle Salt

Third: Tableside Carved Rib of Grass Fed Beef, Kahamuna Vegetable Pot Pie and Oxtail Rum Demi-Glace

Fourth: Flaming Rum Cake

Saturday’s dinner is $125 per person with an optional Kō Hana Rum pairing for $35. Cocktail service begins at 5pm, Dinner at 6pm. Call (808) 679-0079 to make a reservation.

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