There are plenty of memorable places to eat on the North Shore of Kaua’i. Hanalei Town is full of casual eateries at which to get the best fresh caught seafood, and the Jean-Georges Vongerichten outlet Kaua’i Grill at the St. Regis Princeville is one of the finest dining experiences on the island. However, tucked away at the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas near the entrance to the Princeville Resort complex is Nanea Restaurant & Bar, home to one of the only tasting menus offered on the island. At $55 for five courses and a wine pairing for $20, this rare-to-Kaua’i tasting menu is also one of the better dining values to be found, particularly on the luxe North Shore.
In addition to the tasting journey, there’s additional value in the ability to pair half portions any two entrees from the daily “fresh sheet” of that day’s seafood catch and most selections from the regular entree menu for $45. Fans of Westin’s SuperFoodsRx program will find their favorite super foods denoted on the menu in green, and they’ll find liberal application of colorful, antioxidant-rich favorites such as avocado, apples, spinach, walnuts, and wild salmon.
Reservations are available via OpenTable, and the Tasting Journey is available nightly for dinner.
Mahalo nui loa to Nanea and the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas for furnishing some meals in preparation for this story.