For the eighth year in a row, Old Lahaina Lu'au will donate its lucrative spot for the Buy Back the Beach Lu'au benefit for Maui Coastal Land Trust. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Saturday. Kathy Collins is emcee, Willie K is headliner and thunderous taiko drums will add to the worthy cause.
"It's even more critical than ever that we all work together to protect our beautiful and fragile coastline, which is quickly disappearing," says Michael Moore, Old Lahaina Lu'au partner. "We are proud to host this annual luau from the very beginning."
Old Lahaina Lu'au puts on one of the largest and best Hawaiian spreads in the state. Located oceanfront, it's got thatched-roof huts and some seating on floor cushions in the old style.
Photo courtesy Old Lahaina Lu‘au
At the benefit Saturday, ahi poke, poi, island crab, laulau and a host of other tempting items will be on the Hawaiian-style buffet.
Dig into kalua pork roasted underground in the beachside imu, chef's preparation of mahimahi, Big Island sweet potato, pulehu steak, pohole fern shoot salad, drinks and desserts.
Tickets include entertainment, luau feast and two cocktails. Cost is $150 each or $1,200 for a table of eight. Visit www.mauicoastallandtrust.org or call 244-5263.