16 Feb Celebrate Girls Day with Kaanapali Beach Hotel’s Champagne Brunch
Celebrate Girls Day with Kaanapali Beach Hotel’s Champagne Brunch on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Bring your special girls to see the Hinamatsuri dolls, enjoy a menu of traditional and local favorites, and participate in a variety of cultural festivities.
Throughout the day, the Japanese Cultural Society will present demonstrations and hands-on activities in the hotel lobby. Guests will have a unique opportunity to enjoy and learn Japanese Odori dancing by Maui Minyo Kai, along with kimono dress-up and photo taking. Other activities include calligraphy, taiko drum performances by Maui Taiko, and miniature Ikebana flower arranging.
The Girls Day Festival, which has been celebrated from ancient times in honor of daughters, is also called Momo no Sekku (Peach Blossom Festival). In Japanese culture, the peach blossom represents virtues and characteristics associated with little girls and young women – sweetness, gentleness, beauty, grace, and serenity. On this festive day, Hinamatsuri ceremonial dolls are arrayed in splendor – a heritage of the household, handed down from generation to generation. Kaanapali Beach Hotel will proudly display the Hinamatsuri collection of Trisha Goya Kapuaala, passed down from Faye Kashiwa Otsuka, who received the collection from Atsuko Kashiwa.
The extravagant brunch menu is highlighted by Japanese specialties including Beef Teriyaki, Misoyaki Salmon, and Wok Fried Mahi Mahi. Other favorites include Char Siu Glazed Pork Loin with Chinese Apple & Lup Chong Stuffing, Saimin Noodle Soup, Pork Nishime, Kim Chee Fried Rice, Clams with Mizuna Leaves, assorted Sushi and iced seafood bar with Cold Crab Legs and Oysters on the Half Shell. Chi Chi Mochi (pink & white sweet rice cake), Kinako Mochi, and Red Bean Manju will be served along with the usual elaborate feast. The brunch also includes signature Bread Pudding with Whiskey, keiki buffet and specialty desserts.
Brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adults are $42.95, Kodomo (children) 6-12 are $22.00, and children 5 years & younger eat free (one per paid adult). For reservations and more information, call 808-667-0124 or visit www.hawaiiansundaybrunch.com.