When James read yesterday’s post about two perfect meals on Maui for Valentine’s Day 2012, he nodded and said “but what about Feast at Lele? It’s perfect for romance: lu’au for two.”
Good idea, J!
[Truth told, James is much more romantic than I am. He always knows exactly what to do, when to do it, and what to say. I should have asked him in the first place.]
In general, the Feast at Lele in Lahaina is one of our very favorite recommendations for foodies who want to see some serious hula – and it’s perfect for lovebirds celebrating a special day (or even Valentine’s Day, which is closer than you think).
James calls it “lu’au for two” because of the intimate tables — no long communal planks here — and the — gulp — table-side service!
This is not your traditional lu’au.
Aside from the lovely service, there is an enchanting show — see the video above and to the right for a peek at one of the most sensual parts of the show, the “dance-off” — and delicious food, created by one of our favorite Maui chefs, James McDonald of Pacific’o and I’o.
The cocktails are crazy strong, by the way. Our best recommendation is to make love before you arrive — after this level of indulgence you may not feel like doing anything but cuddling and gazing at the starry Maui skies.
On the other hand, if you find yourself “responding” to the incredibly sensuous dances, it would be entirely reasonable.
You can contact Feast at Lele for reservations for any romantic occasion via their website or by calling 808-667-5353.