Kahiki Supper Club

Kahiki Supper Club

A Polynesian Paradise in Columbus

Book - 2014
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"Inspired by Florida's famed Mai-Kai Restaurant, Bill Sapp and Lee Henry opened the Kahiki Supper Club in 1961. They set out simply to build a nice Polynesian restaurant and ended up establishing the most magnificent one of them all. Patrons lined up for hours to see the celebrities who dined there: everyone from Betty White to Raymond Burr. Outside, two giant Easter Island heads with flames spouting from their topknots stood guard while customers dined in a faux tribal village with thatched huts, palm trees and a towering fireplace moai. One wall featured aquariums of exotic fish and another had windows overlooking a tropical rainforest with periodic thunderstorms. For nearly forty years, the Kahiki was the undisputed center of tiki culture"--
"The book will chronicle the rise of tiki culture, as reflected in music, film, and TV, leading to the proliferation of tiki bars and culminating in the construction of the Kahiki Supper Club. It will recount the development of themed-restaurants and examine the use of such elements as ersatz Polynesian cuisine, stylized dinnerware, tropical cocktails, and exotic decor in creating the proper ambiance"--
Publisher: Charleston, SC : American Palate, a division of The History Press, 2014
ISBN: 9781626195943
1626195943
Branch Call Number: Business & Career 647.95 Mey

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