In the Loop

‘Tee hee’ in teepee at Westin Glam-B-Q experience

Savor a lavish, fun beachside barbecue with family and friends with a chef and a server on hand to cater to your every culinary whim. -- Westin KOR photo

Fall is right around the corner on the Mainland, but on Maui, the sun doesn’t ever set on a popular summer pastime — barbecuing. Beginning Sept. 5, the Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas will launch Glam-B-Q private-dining experience designed to celebrate year-round outdoor cooking. This blend of glamour and barbecuing features an exclusive, hideaway location just off North Ka’anapali Beach with stunning ocean and sunset views.

“Barbecuing represents a sense of ohana and is an important part of our local island culture,” says Brandon Maeda, complex director of food and beverage at Westin KOR. “Glam-B-Q is a fun twist on this familiar activity and offers a unique, year-round experience with a touch of playful luxury.”

Glam-B-Q features a private, outdoor dinner setting at the resort’s Kai Lani Lawn, adjacent to the beach. It includes a well-appointed teepee-style tent, illuminated with string lights and outfitted with blankets, pillows and tables ideal for casual, picnic-style dining. A grill cook and server will prepare and present classic barbecue favorites such as ribeye steaks, lobster tails, corn on the cob, baked potatoes and S’mores, along with local favorites such as island poke.

With this reservation, the private space can be enjoyed from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Glam-B-Q is glamorous in price as well. The cost of $3,000 includes up to six guests. Each additional guest must pay $100 (with a maximum occupancy of 14 guests total). The menu and alcoholic beverages are available for an additional price. Booking at least one week in advance is strongly recommended.

For more details, visit or contact the events manager at 662-2630.