This is a hands-on experience that starts with an introduction about Hawaiian plants and fruit trees and a tour of the sanctuary grounds. Once everyone gets acquainted with one another, we will harvest from our garden and head to the pool-side, open air kitchen to prepare the food we've gathered. We have a 3 mile coastline view from the kitchen area, and you can cool off with your feet in the pool. Dinner classes include Kona's breathtaking sunsets at no extra cost!
Each experience will focus on a different type of cuisine, (Italian, Thai, Indian, Mexican, etc.) but each will consist of a type of salad, a main course (usually involving a starch, i.e. grain, pasta, bread, etc.), and a light dessert. We will, of course, be using as many vegetables as possible, and plenty of fruit as well, with as much locally grown produce as we have at any given time of year. As we prepare the food, there will be instructions and lessons on knife handling, small appliance use, how best to cut ingredients, what parts of fruits and vegetables to use, and what to compost. For those interested, it is perfectly fine to bring your own bottle of wine/beer.
You will leave with new cooking skills, a full belly, and likely a few new friends. Voila!!