Summer BBQ Big Island Style

What's cooking on your lanais in Big Island Hawaii

Is it the ocean views? The inviting terraces, state-of-art barbeques and fresh fish that grills to perfection? Perhaps it‘s the warmly welcomed sunset illuminating your table? Whatever the case may be, there’s something about Big Island dining that demands all-al fresco, all the time.

Vacation is a time for togetherness. Being cooped up in the kitchen away from the whole gang to prepare a meal is no way to spend your cherished time off. But, when you’re grilling up the catch of the day on your breezy terrace, as the kids splash around in the pool, and the adults chat while setting the table – meal time  embodies what vacation should be: all play, no work. To help you along the way we asked our Big Island culinary expert, chef Angela Zink, to prepare a grill-worthy dinner menu, and selected some of our favorite outdoor dining areas to fire up your imagination.

Angela describes Big Island as a chef’s paradise, noting, “We have an amazing local assortment of produce available year round. Our growing season is blessed with consistent rain and sunshine – and our fish is gorgeous.” But what sets it apart from any other ocean-side location? “What’s unique about us is the “Aloha” or the “love” that goes into the food before we even prepare it,” says Angela. “The fact that we are surrounded by such beauty adds a special essence to our food.”

Angela’s locally-sourced, organic creations land on the lucky plates of private clients across the island, and whether you want to take a stab at her menu yourself or have our concierge team bring her to your villa’s backyard, you’ll be cookin’ up a plane ticket to Big Island in no time.


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Colleen McNamara