Go Beyond Monet with Two Inspired Foodie Events Only At the Moana Surfrider
Enjoy the First Lady of Waikīkī's famed high tea complete with impressionist details, then go from palette to palate with a whimsical dinner menu at Beachhouse.
These days, while many have rapidly caught the travel bug, others seek a transportive experience closer to home. We’ve traded in trips to big coastal cities and far off destinations for opportunities to rediscover our home islands. And for those who most miss the metropolitan museums housing iconic works of art—Beyond Monet Honolulu is an imaginative oasis. The larger-than-life exhibit is far from any traditional museum experience. Step into the immersive world of impressionist painter Claude Monet and get lost in a dream-like orchestration of 400 of the artists most awe-inspiring works.
However, you don’t have to wait for it to end there. To celebrate the life and works of Monet, the Moana Surfrider has thoughtfully created two delicious foodie events that are sure to leave an impression on your palate. From June 15-July 31 inspired food-lovers can enjoy “Flavorful Impressions of Monet” at two of the hotel’s most desirable venues. You still have time to reserve your special day to evening Monet experience through impeccably prepared culinary tributes to the French artist. Room specials including two tickets to the exhibit are also available upon inquiry.
Sweet Impressions of Monet at The Veranda
Looking out over Waikīkī’s famous shoreline on Saturdays and Sundays, enjoy a special edition of Honolulu’s most popular Afternoon Tea Service. Receive a beautiful printed menu featuring Monet’s emblematic waterlilies that itself is a work of art. In addition to scrumptious fresh-baked scones and savory bites like truffled egg salad sandwich, the chefs at The Veranda have created a set of unique sweets to accompany selected tea sets.
Marvel at the lovely lilikoi macaron finished with a tiny impressionist-style painting presented on luscious white chocolate. Feel the sweet comforts of a refined take on a rustic apple tartine, inspired by Claude Monet’s life on the French countryside while taking in the aroma of fresh lavender sprigs, Monet’s favorite flower. Wash down each flavorful creation with a pot of perfectly brewed tea—choose from Moana Classic or traditional blends.
Flavorful Impressions of Monet at Beachhouse
Continue your fanciful foodie adventure with a choice of inspired dinner at Beachhouse restaurant. Chef Ed Morris presents two different menus to delight diners with intimate details drawn from throughout Monet’s lifetime. Bon Appétit with The Impression, is a three-course tasting menu that costs $120 (add $45 for wine pairings or cocktail pairings), and The Masterpiece, a four-course tasting menu priced at $140 ($60 additional for wine pairings or cocktail pairings). Sip on cocktails focused on fine French details such as The Shadow, an ethereal blend of Lillet Rose, St Germain elderflower liquor (which has the essence of lychee!) fresh lemon and finished with Maldon sea salt.
Marvel over dishes inspired by Monet’s actual works, such as the “San Gorgio Maggiore at Dusk”, an arrangement of lobster Américaine with confit fingerling potatoes, pea puree, carrot puree, nasturtium leaves, marigolds and charred brussel sprouts. Other fanciful dishes include the “Lavacourt under Snow”, beautiful Coquilles Saint-Jacques mushroom duxelles, seared scallops in a tarragon white wine cream sauce finished with shredded gruyère, zuchini and fine herbs.
Monet is celebrated pioneering impressionist style painting, capturing the candid textures and colors of his subjects and making way for a raw, inventive style of painting that welcome all who are drawn to it. Imperfections, broken brush strokes and playing with light and shadows all make up his organic style, inspired by nature and its inhabitants. Go outside of the norm and seek something uniquely delicious. Find yourself at the Moana Surfrider and complete the Beyond Monet experience.