Celebrate Girls Day from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Sunday with an all-you-can-eat champagne brunch at Ka'anapali Beach Hotel.
Adult "girls" will love the free-flowing bubbly, and the little ones will want to see the Hinamatsuri dolls and participate in a variety of cultural activities, such as origami and mini ikebana.
Executive Chef Tom Muromoto has put together an extravagant brunch menu highlighted by Japanese specialties, such as yakitori beef skewers, misoyaki salmon, and karaage chicken.
Ronald Fukumoto is a Maui Taiko member who will perform throughout the brunch with his Japanese drum techniques.
Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel photo
Other local favorites include kiawe-roasted prime rib, sweet-and-sour pork ribs, a saimin stand with all the trimmings, pork nishime, sekihan rice, grilled ahi with ginger-and-shiitake cream sauce, tsukemono (pickled) vegetables, miso soup, assorted sushi and an iced seafood bar with lemon and sauces.
Top it off with authentic chi chi mochi (pink and white sweet rice cake), kinako mochi, and coconut and red-bean manju.
The brunch will also include house specialty bread pudding, kid-friendly items on the keiki buffet and other specialty desserts.
Throughout the day, the Japanese Cultural Society will present demonstrations and hands-on activities in the hotel lobby. Learn calligraphy, Okori dancing and flower arranging.
In Japan since ancient times, Girls Day has been celebrated on the third day of the third month of the year in honor of daughters. It's also called Momo no Sekku (Peach Blossom Festival), as peach blossoms represent virtues such as beauty, grace, sweetness and gentleness in young women of Japanese culture. Cost for adults is $38.95; brunch for children 6 to 12 is $22; and children 5 and younger are free (one per paid adult). Call 667-0124.