These were my dinner companions:
George and Kristie of Hilo on the left and Adele and Lucille from Maui to the right:
Nicole and her mother Lee from Hilo (the Hiloans are from the same family):
The dinner was not particularly spectacular, but okay. My allergies meant substitutions, while the temperatures of the dishes were long after peak because of the banquet nature of the servings. The evening began with canapés (Kampachi Jalapeño and Huli Huli Pork Belly) with an Ayala Brut Majeur NV champagne. The first two courses: Keahole Lobster "Duet" plus Dungeness Crab and Coconut Consomme. As I need to be careful about crustaceans, I instead got a mushroom something (left) and soup (below) with no crab, which, actually, was terrific, for the soup was served in a young coconut, with a thin layer of tender and translucent "meat."