You’re Invited to an Exclusive Dinner with Hau Tree at the Kaimana Beach Hotel Waikīkī

As part of our Hale ‘Aina Dinner Series, we’re celebrating 2021’s Gold winner for Best Outdoor Dining with an exclusive culinary experience on Nov. 4 featuring cocktail pairings by a veteran mixologist.


Hau Tree Hale Aina Dinner

Photo: Courtesy of Hau Tree



HONOLULU Magazine has reinvented the Hale ‘Aina Awards to give diners a new, intimate way to experience their favorite award-winning restaurants. The 2021 Hale ‘Aina Dinner Series presented by First Hawaiian Bank and Mastercard highlights past and current winners through one-night-only special menus or collab dinners.


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As part of this year’s Hale ‘Aina Dinner Series, you’re invited to an exclusive evening at Hau Tree, located at the revamped Kaimana Beach Hotel Waikīkī, which took home the 2021 Hale ‘Aina Gold award for Best Outdoor Dining. On Nov. 4, enjoy a one-night-only dinner featuring a four-course tasting menu plus cocktail pairings created by veteran mixologist Jen Ackrill. Seating times are available for 5 or 7 p.m. Tables are available for parties of 2, 4 or 6 people. Tickets are sold by the table.



Burrata & Beet Salad w/ arugula, crostini, trout roe, olive tapenade, cherry tomato & lemon vinaigrette
Paired with Kenzo Estate Asatsuyu Sauvignon Blanc
Seared Hamachi w/ shichimi, finger lime, compressed asian pear, yuzu dashi, marinated tomato, wakame & mint oil
Paired with McEvoy Olive Oil Gin Sour 
Butternut Squash Risotto w/ crispy ginger scallion red snapper & carrot juice reduction
Paired with Diplomatico Rum Sour
Short Ribs w/ brussels sprout, black garlic puree, & pickled mustard seed
Paired with Kenzo Estate Rindo Bordeaux Blend
Dessert TBD


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About Jen Ackrill

Hau Tree Jen Ackrill Mixologist

Photo: Courtesy of Hau Tree



Jen Ackrill is a veteran mixologist based in Honolulu, where she has headed up cocktail programs for the top bars and food festivals for nearly a decade. Most recently, Jen oversaw the highly successful cocktail menu at Sky and Top of Waikīkī. She currently serves as Beverage Director at Kaimana Beach Hotel and Hau Tree, the best spot in Waikīkī to enjoy sunset cocktails. The Hau Tree cocktail menu is designed for the liquid traveler; whether they are visiting the hotel or just stopping in for a quick pau hana drink, there is a cocktail for every person, from the sometimes-forgotten vodka soda fan to the nerdy cocktailian. The drinks are designed to excite and pique conversation with nods to the classics and reworks of some favorite beach cocktails.


Seating for this event is very limited. Click here to buy your tickets to the Hale ‘Aina Dinner Series featuring Hau Tree.