For the luau, we were having shredded kalua pork cooked in an imu. This is an underground oven that uses a combination of hot coals, stones and layers of leaves and cloth or mats to steam the food. To build an imu dig into the earth about 2 feet to 4 feet deep with sloping sides. Put heated stones in the bottom, then a layer of green vegetation, food, covering material, and dirt. A large whole pig, in a good hot imu, may take from 6 to 8 hours of steaming time.
The pavilion was setup for the dinner and the nights entertainment.