The original Gaylord's at Kilohana Plantation was a Kaua`i staple until it closed several years ago, only to be reopened in early 2012. A Kaua`i tradition since 1986, the revamped eatery includes a permanent courtyard dance floor, an outdoor dining area and band stand and strategically placed ground lighting to create an elegant and romantic setting.
While sticking with Hawaii's effort to go green and sustainable, Chef Jonathan insists on using fresh and seasonal ingredients which supports Kaua`i's local farmers and fishermen. Their 67-acre farm provides fresh fruits, herbs, and vegetables for both the restaurant and bar.
The menu has been spearheaded by executive Chef Jonathan Pflueger and his brother, Dylan Scott. Together they have developed the elegant eatery's signature dishes. Together, the two chefs bring worldly experience to the table. Chef Jonathan has learned his culinary skills all over the world, having studied under Italian and French master chefs, and has reopened several notable restaurants such as The Russian Tea Room. He has held positions with the Montage Resort in California and Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel. According to Chef Jonathan, “food is art… art to be remembered."
Located in Lihu`e, Garylord's, an extensive wine list varies in style as well as price, and the full service bar offers quality beers, liqueurs, delightful tropical beverages and non alcoholic drinks. Try the plantation fruit punch mojito for a unique Kaua`i cocktail.
The eclectic menu beats to the tune of its own drum compared to other Kaua`i restaurants, and includes dishes with locally raised meat and seafood accented by local vegetables all with a healthy Pacific and Asian twist, even on traditional meals like fish and chips and a burger.
Kilohana Plantation — Photo courtesy of Jade Eckardt
Below is one example of a full meal from Gaylord's menu:
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