Quite often, restaurants located on the property of hotels and resorts do not offer the kind of authentic culinary choices that one would expect; especially on small islands. No wonder guests often leave to find choices elsewhere.
Thankfully, there is at least one resort owned restaurant in Hawaii that stays true to the authenticity of Hawaiian ingredients and tastes. All this enjoyed in casual elegance along the open shores at the Four Seasons Hualalai’s Beach Tree restaurant in Kona.
What To Expect
Barefoot elegance speaks to a great setting right there on the resort property, close to the beach. As such, as far as barefoot culinary elegance is concerned, there is no need to venture out to enjoy good food. You can do so right from a restaurant that almost doubles as a Hawaiian beach house.
Set along the sand and overlooking the ocean, the Beach Tree offers guests a chance to choose between an al fresco beachside seating or an elegant, covered dining room with vaulted ceilings. This is a great place for hanging out while being treated to bright and cheerful service.
In fact, there is an outdoor lounge that sets the stage for perfect beachfront cocktails with friends and family. This is in fact the resort’s most picturesque spot for toasting the sunset and doubles as a cool little spot for nightly live entertainment.
Dining at the Beach Tree
Beach Tree Bar is best as a casual dining option or a place for sundowner cocktails while enjoying awe-inspiring sunsets and the faraway music of the waves.
Menu at the Beach Tree
Featuring Italian and Mediterranean cuisine with Californian and tropical influences, Beach Tree offers specialty dishes including gnocchi with Oxtail Ragout, Seafood Paella, crimini mushroom and Fontina Pizza, Kekela Farm Beets, Haricot Vert, Radicchio, Mac Nuts as well as Truffled Red Wine Demi Sauce Gorgonzola.
How about some Shashimi, Chicken Chop Salad, Burrata or the southwestern inspired grilled and chilled shrimp salad with cilantro vinaigrette, an option great for maintaining that Hawaiian beach body.
Bech Tree Wines and Cocktails
Moreover, the restaurant offers over 60 wines by the glass, carafe or bottle. Cocktails feature tropical ingredients, fresh fruit and original combinations.
How about the Beach Tree Smash, which mixes pear and lime, or Tom’s Pink Shirt, which combines guava liqueur with strawberries?
If you’re planning a larger than normal celebration (say 8 to 12 guests), then you may need to make reservations for their Ogana Table. The table is offered nightly with advanced reservations at 6:00 pm.
Here, guests are treated to a four-course communal table dinner that often includes antipasti, pasta, a main course (varies between seafood, beef, boar and chicken) and dessert, served family-style. It’s great for families or a group of fiends looking to enjoy some together time.
Barbecue Tuscan Nights
Do you like the beach at night? Do you like barbecues? If so, then you’ll enjoy Tuscan Nights every Friday night with a beach side barbecue and Tuscan-inspired menu. The popular three-course meal includes antipasti, a grilled course (varies between seafood, beef, boar and chicken) with side dishes and dessert.
Experience Chef’s Counter
If you are a culinary aficionado, then you may yearn for a chance to see a skilled chef in action. The Beach Tree offers this special feature by reservation only.
Yes, guest will be able to watch first hand as their world class chef crafts their dinner just inches away from you. Of course, you’ll also be treated to a rather special dining experience, which includes a custom designed menu for you and yours.
Many things set the Four Seasons apart from other brands. This is what distinguishes the brand from so many others. It’s the views, service, food, casual-elegant atmosphere and ambiance; it’s the totality of the experience.
To make reservations, please call +1 (808) 325-8000 or visit their website.
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