Mākena Serves Up Big Brunch & Family Fun for Easter

March 17, 2016, 9:05 AM HST · Updated March 16, 7:15 PM
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Easter Sunday Brunch in Mākena. Photo courtesy of Mākena Beach & Golf Resort.

A festive Easter Sunday Brunch in Mākena. Photo courtesy of Mākena Beach & Golf Resort.

Mākena Beach & Golf Resort celebrates the Easter holiday with an enhanced brunch menu, complete with a daylong schedule of family-friendly events, including an Easter Egg Hunt, animal balloon making, glitter tattoos and more.

The resort’s Easter Egg Hunt, featuring thousands of eggs, will begin at 9 a.m. on the resort’s Pu‘u Olai Lawn. Then, Mākena’s popular Easter Sunday Brunch at the Molokini Bar & Grille starts at 9:30 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m.

The Easter brunch will feature a stuffed menu filled with favorites from the resort’s famed Sunday Brunch, plus tantalizing new extras. Guests will experience a wide array of breakfast favorites such as Mākena’s signature eggs Benedict, with a poached egg on cornbread croutons, salt-cured Canadian bacon and a light mango hollandaise sauce.

Large helpings of breakfast proteins like thick-cut smoked bacon, Portuguese sausage and apple-stuffed chicken sausage will be available. For those with a sweet-tooth, blueberry buttermilk pancakes with macadamia nuts, crepes Normandy with Tahitian vanilla sauce and Grand Marnier soufflé French toast finish off the breakfast favorites station.

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For seafood and salad lovers, Executive Kurt Lesmerises uses this holiday brunch to showcase Hawai‘i’s best ingredients from the land and sea. At the seafood and specialty salad station, try fresh sashimi, peel-n-eat shrimp, in-house smoked salmon, snap-n-eat Dungeness crab leg and an assortment of fresh made-to-order sushi. Salad selections include the usual array of Mākena Sunday Brunch salads along with some specialties, like the certified organic Kumu Farms baby greens with lobster, Maui onion, tomato and passionfruit vinaigrette. There’s also an Italian-influenced basil chicken and feta salad with organic spinach, toasted Macadamia nuts, baby tomatoes and crisp apple with a shallot-balsamic vinaigrette.

The brunch will feature roasted vintage New York strip loin with a wild spring mushroom ragu, parmesan cheese, house-dried tomatoes, roasted shallots and a port wine demi-glace; North Pacific salmon dynamite; and classic paella with shrimp, clams, mussels, chorizo and saffron rice. Cinnamon-seared duck with mixed fingerling potatoes and a blackberry demi-glace also grace the menu. A Mākena signature, carving stations of boneless leg of lamb marinated in herbs and garlic, an oven- roasted herb-crusted prime rib and crispy-skin whole suckling pig with Mang Tomas sauce will also be available, as well as made-to-order omelet stations with fresh garden garnishes and roasted meats.

That’s not all.  The Easter brunch will feature a display of artisan cheeses from around the world and freshly baked lavosh, artisan style breads and rolls. Don’t forget dessert! The brunch will host a plethora of sweet creations such as fresh doughnuts, malasadas and a variety of chocolate Easter delights.

See the full Easter Sunday brunch menu here.

Offered at $70 per adult and $30 per child (ages 6-12), Mākena’s Easter Brunch features live entertainment, visits from the Easter Bunny and free animal balloon making. Prices do not include tax or gratuity, and reservations are required.

unnamed-3Mākena’s Easter Sunday is an all-day family affair with the Easter Bunny in attendance for all the resort’s festivities. Starting at 9 a.m., get the kids ready for an old-fashioned egg hunt, with more than 3,000 eggs hidden in plain sight on the 24,300 square-foot lush lawn, kids of all ages will get an opportunity to search, collect and reap the rewards of Mākena’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Egg Hunt is open to all guests and visitors. The resort also features complimentary glitter tattoo and body art application and make-your-own shave ice activities at the Pool Bar & Grille from 2 to 5 p.m.

For more information on Mākena’s Easter festivities, call (808) 874-1111 or visit here.

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