By Olivia Cuccaro
Private Treehouse Dining: Hotel Wailea
At Hotel Wailea, fine dining reaches new heights – literally. Guests can experience a private, five-course dinner in the property’s grand treehouse, suspended among the lush mango and avocado orchards of Maui. A private chef from The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea will prepare a custom, seasonal menu based on what is readily available from the island’s own farms, fisherman and garden. Under the cover of trees, the venue provides the most intimate setting for a romantic sunset meal and champagne toast with breathtaking views of the ocean. The secluded location can also accommodate private parties and, as only seems fitting in such a dreamy place, proposals.
Taste of Place: Four Seasons Lanai
Immerse yourself in the culinary culture of Lanai with this package from Four Seasons. The day-long experience offers guests the opportunity to sample local food and beverages through a series of tastings, tours and classes on the island. Begin with a Poke Fish Class at One Forty where a chef will instruct on how to create Hawaii’s take on Japanese sashimi. Learn about the preparation of the regional dish while enjoying a wine tasting and fresh fruit grown in the resort garden. After mastering poke, unwind with a signature massage before heading to a local farm to gather your own ingredients for the evening’s private dinner. At Malibu Farm, use the fresh ingredients to design your own cocktail with the help of a mixologist. Sip your masterpiece at a private oceanfront Pool Sanctuary where you’ll end the day with a personalized five-course dinner and wine pairing under the stars.