Hawaii Mom Blog: `I`o + Kō Rum Pairings Dinner at La Hiki Steak




January 27, 2020

`I`o + Kō Rum Pairings Dinner at La Hiki Steak

Over the weekend I had the honor of attending an `I`o + Kō Rum Pairings Dinner at La Hiki Steak at the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina.  Chef Simeon Hall, Jr. showcased local grass-fed beefs in dishes made and paired with Kō Hana Rum. 

Hawaii Meats Hot "Dogette" and Hawaii Mixed Meat Barbacoa

Guests were welcomed with a duo of eats - a delicious Hawaii Meats Hot “Dogette” served with sweet and sour pickles and banana rum ketchup, and a Hawaii Mixed Meat Barbacoa Bao with Maui onions, radishes, wild edibles and La Hiki Steak Sauce.  They were both good, but I loved the "Dogette" - the sausage was so flavorful!

Hawaii Meats Bone Broth with KôHana Rum flamed onions, Kahumana Farms root vegetables
I enjoyed the bone broth, which was warm and comforting, and I really liked Kō Hana Rum's take on a typical mojito.

Hawaii Meats Carpaccio, Kahumana Egg, Brioche & Truffle Salt
El Presidente

The Carpaccio was delicate, yet bold in flavor.  It was served with a local quail egg.  

The El Presidente cocktail was just as bold.  I loved the addition of the sugar cane stick!

Tableside Carved Rib of Grass Fed Beef, Kahumana Vegetable Pot Pie and Oxtail Rum Demi-Glace  

Bold Fashioned
The main course was enormous.  Local rib of grass-fed beef was carved tableside, and was accompanied by a hearty vegetable pot pie.  It's amazing how delicious quality, grass-fed beef can be!

The Bold Fashioned was smoky (literally - it came out smoking!).

Flaming Rum Cake
I LOVE Kokoleka (chocolate rum)! When I went on the Kō Hana Rum tour, I enjoyed the Kokoleka so much from the tasting, I ended up buying a bottle!

It paired nicely with the amazing Flaming Rum Cake. I could've eaten the entire dessert myself!

It's always great to see what Chef Simeon cooks up.  He loves learning about local products and businesses, and is eager to pass that knowledge on to guests through his food and stories.  

The `I`o + Kō Rum Pairings Dinner was fabulous, and I'm looking forward to more of Chef Simeon's creations!

“Our food is an informative, delicious translation of the natural world. Here, our chefs, ranchers, distillers, service staff and nature collaborate to create a dining experience that supports the movement of positive social gastronomy. Cooking as nature intended.” – Chef Simeon Hall Jr.

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