Make Hawaiian Plumeria Neck Lei (lei ʻāʻī) while sipping champagne, followed by a fantastic brunch buffet.

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Saturday, September 9, 2023, 10 am – 1 pm

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Terra American Bistro, 7091 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115

For your elevated lei-making experience, allow your senses to imagine the sweet fragrance of plumeria flowers, luscious food from an award-winning restaurant, champagne bubbles tickling your nose, gentle Hawaiian music, and fellowship with old friends, new friends, the Atkinsons, and a San Diego Chef of the Year.

This beautiful experience will happen at Terra American Bistro on Saturday, September 9, from 10 am to 1 pm. Learn how to make an authentic Hawaiian plumeria neck lei (lei ʻāʻī) with the kui method! The amazing Stacy Atkinson , with Mike’s assistance, will guide you through the entire process. As a bonus, you’ll also learn how to make a plumeria hairpiece. All materials and supplies are included in your registration. You’ll get to take home what you make.

Brunch will be a fantastic array of food by San Diego Chef of the Year, plumeria lover, and Terra owner Jeff Rossman. Here’s the menu:

  • Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Frittata
  • French Toast Casserole with jim beam butterscotch
  • Avocado Toast with watermelon radish, heirloom tomato, hard-boiled egg
  • Cous Cous Salad with toasted pine nuts, dried cranberries, basil, caramelized onion, sauteed zuchini
  • Ginger Mint Fruit Skewers with cardamom-honey yogurt
  • Fresh brewed coffee and orange juice plus Champagne or mimosas included

The cost is $85 per person.

About Terra American Bistro: Farm-to-table meets modern American comfort food.

American eatery features farm-to-table fare in a homey, brick & wood dining room. Just up the hill from Interstate 8, Restaurant of the Year Terra American Bistro brings a bit of southern soul with redefined Modern American Comfort Food. Chef of the Year Jeff Rossman’s Terra began in Hillcrest 21 years ago and has since moved to the west La Mesa area.


Price: $85 – limited tickets available!
Includes blooms, lei-making materials, lei and hairpiece hands-on instruction, and a fantastic champagne brunch buffet.

Note: If a class is sold out, contact us with your phone number to be placed on the waitlist.

Note: Cancellations accepted up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Eventbrite ticket fees will be deducted (around 8%).