11. GO TO A LU‘AU
With food in abundance and festivities in full swing, a is lu‘au a fun way to experience Maui's culture of camaraderie.
Loosely translated, a is a lu‘au big HAWAIIAN FEAST. At the heart of this gathering is the ceremonial
(roast) pig. In an age-old kalua island technique, a whole pig is buried in an (underground imu oven), and then unearthed after a day, which leaves the meat cooked to incomparable tenderness. In addition to this delicious main dish, lu‘au-goers also get the chance to sample an array of favorite local side dishes, including sweet potatoes, poi (Hawaiian taro starch), lomilomi salmon, fresh fish, macaroni salad and a selection of desserts.
A lu‘au also features TRADITIONAL POLYNESIAN ENTERTAINMENT, including Hawaiian music, , fire dances hula and more—what your specific treat is depends on your venue of choice. Great shows on Maui include: OLD LAHAINA LUAU (oldlahainaluau.com), which is held right off Front Street on oceanfront grounds; THE FEAST AT LELE (feastatlele.com), a gourmet lu‘au paired to wines and creative Hawaiian and Polynesian cuisine; ROYAL LAHAINA LUAU – MYTHS OF MAUI (royallahainaluau.com) at the Royal Lahaina Resort; WAILELE POLYNESIAN LUAU (westinmaui.com/dining/wailele) at Westin Maui Resort; and DRUMS OF THE PACIFIC LUAU (drumsofthepacificmaui.com) at Hyatt Regency Maui, which boasts a seaside sunset show.
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