You’re Invited to An Exclusive Dinner with Kapa Hale

Our 2021 Hale ‘Aina chef’s dinner series kicks off on Thursday, July 29, with our 2021 Gold winner for Best New Restaurant.


2021 Hale Aina Chefs Dinner Kapa Hale

Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino



To celebrate the 2021 Hale ‘Aina Awards, HONOLULU Magazine, along with presenting sponsors First Hawaiian Bank and Mastercard, has launched a series of collaborative dinners featuring unique menus that are only available for one night.


You’re invited to an exclusive evening on Thursday, July 29, hosted by none other than Kapa Hale, our 2021 Hale ‘Aina Gold winner for Best New Restaurant. Chef-owner Keaka Lee, who spent more than a decade cooking for award-winning restaurants such as Alan Wong, Gramercy Tavern in New York and The Pig & The Lady, now brings his own narrative and culinary flair to a modern-meets-tradition experience showcasing a cuisine that can only be found in today’s Hawai‘i.


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At this Hale ‘Aina chef’s dinner, enjoy an exclusive five-course menu with unique wine and cocktail pairings:


Hawaiian Kanpachi Kapa-cchio

Liliko‘i, nori, preserved lemon, Kahuku sea asparagus, baby arugula

Shiso Fine Cocktail: Empress gin, shiso, cucumber, lemon

V Is for Vegetable Bake

Ho Farms eggplant and zucchini, Kolea Farm sunchoke

Birichino rosé vin gris

Summer Agnolotti

Summer truffles, house ricotta, black garlic, lemon confit, Small Kine Farm keiki portabella, parmesana

Banfi La Pettegola Vermentino

Côte de Boeuf

Koji aged rib steak, kalo galette, Sichuan au poivre, pickled mustard seeds

Château La Nerthe Les Cassagnes Côtes-du-Rhône Villages

Miso Sweet

Brown butter soy sauce cake, shiro miso ice cream, Kolea Farm citrus, cocoa nib tuile

U Blue My Mind Cocktail: Tito’s vodka, lychee, Blue Curaçao

Seating is extremely limited. Tickets are $135 per person and available in tables of 2 or 4 people. Click here to buy tickets. To learn more about Kapa Hale, visit