Dining Out

Oh-la-la! Celebrate Le Creuset grand opening

The Outlets of Maui mall in Lahaina will celebrate the grand opening weekend of Le Creuset, the premium French cookware manufacturer known for its colorful cast-iron enamel pieces, as it hosts Le Creuset Maui Chef Weekend from Friday through Sunday. The mall spans 150,000 square feet on Front ...

Get Dad away from TV for Father’s Day dinners, buffets

Sea House restaurant, located a beach-ball toss from pristine Napili Bay in West Maui, will honor Dads at meal services today from breakfast to lunch to happy hour and dinner. “For Father’s Day, we’ll run a big T-bone as a special and not much else,” says Executive Chef Alex ...

Get Reel! Maui Film Festival at Wailea

Like cool summer breezes, the three gala “Taste” parties of the 19th annual Maui Film Festival at Wailea will waft in with enticing aromas, sips, bites, sights and sounds —stealing the show as usual. Launching the film fest as the opening party, the Taste of Summer will be at Grand ...

Kapalua Wine & Food Festival

Year after year, Kapalua Wine & Food Festival attracts an eclectic array of “cork dorks,” aka “sommeliers,” “beverage managers” and countless other “experts of the grape.” Yet the 37-year-old iconic event, the oldest of its kind in the country, also attracts hundreds of ...

Turf meets Surf

Talk about multi-ethnic. When the Turf Meets Surf dinner transpires from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, it will be much more than just a land-and-sea affair. Kaanapali chefs will cook up the colorful cuisines of Hawaii while visiting chefs from Alberta, Canada, will showcase their passion for ...

5 Palms keeps cooking in Keawakapu

With donations to schools and other Maui nonprofit organizations, lively happy hours, nightly Kona Maine lobster specials, kamaaina discounts and plenty of room for large private parties, 5 Palms restaurant at the Mana Kai Resort in Kihei keeps cooking. “Last month, we donated $1 of each ...

Fun on tap

As usual, cold craft beer, island grinds and tons of fun will be the main ingredients on tap Saturday at the 10th annual Maui Brewers Festival. Spilling out over the A&B Amphitheater and under the Yokouchi Pavilion at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului, it’s a beer bash and ...

Restaurant Week Wailea

It’ll cost you way more than a Happy Meal. But if you are craving a gourmet multi-course feast served in one of Wailea’s top restaurants at a discounted cost with Maui Food Bank as the beneficiary, then now is the time to pick up the smartphone and make reservations — or jump online to ...

Wei Wei Cafe & Noodle House

Mother’s Day is looming large Sunday. Graduation parties, summer weddings and get-togethers are all in hot pursuit. One thing is certain — authentic, exotic Chinese cuisine is a sure-fire crowd pleaser at many of these isle functions. Maui’s newest Chinese restaurant is Wei Wei Cafe ...

Mother’s Day: Treat her to a special meal at one of Maui’s restaurants

Mothers have been ceremoniously honored in every culture at least as far back as the ancient Greeks and Romans. Can you imagine how much the celebrations have changed since then or even just since the first Mother’s Day was celebrated in the U.S. back in the early 1900s? The second Sunday in ...

Ritzy concepts

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is ramping up its restaurant concepts with the debut of ‘ai ‘ono tacos + tequila for lunch and daytime pupu by the pool in The Banyan Tree lounge and patio area. Savor tacos such as the Red Rooster with harissa chicken and lime-cilantro sour cream; the Pailolo ...

Food, fun pounding at East Maui Taro Festival

The 26th annual East Maui Taro Festival will be pounding with food, fun, live music and Hawaiian culture from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Hana Ball Park. Admission is free to this family-friendly event popular with locals and visitors alike. The event focuses on “kalo,” or “taro,” as ...

Sansei

“Dress casual, bring a smile, relax and enjoy the adventure of dining at our restaurants.” — Chef-owner D.K. Kodama With two restaurants on Maui and one each in Waikiki, the Big Island and Seattle, Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar continues to roll as a cutting-edge dining ...

‘Cooking Hawaiian Style’

Want to have a cameo appearance on one of Hawaii’s most popular culinary programs? How about savor a gourmet dinner at the celebration of its 100th episode at one of the state’s top resorts? The ninth season of “Cooking Hawaiian Style” will be filmed at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & ...

YOU can be a judge at ‘Battle of the Booze II’

Shearwater Tavern in Kihei will present a craft beer versus fine wine showdown called “Battle of the Booze II” on Wednesday. The reception kicks off at 6 p.m. Dinner follows at 6:30 p.m. Shearwater Tavern Executive Chef Carl Yeh and its Honolulu sister restaurant Vino Italian Tapas & ...

The Pint & Cork

With a name like “The Pint & Cork,” the establishment puts it right out there that it’s the place to imbibe in a premium spirit or swirl a fine glass of wine. Beer? It’s not in the name, but craft selections rotate on tap and bottles abound. Situated in The Shops at Wailea, The ...

Easter Eats

As usual, restaurant seats on Easter Sunday are selling out faster than a hare hops. Follow his fast pace and hurry to make reservations. Requests or needs should be addressed at this time, rather than at busy hostess stands in the holiday rush. WEST MAUI Gather the ohana for the ...

‘Maui County Fair meets Ritz’ at Celebration of the Arts

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will host its signature cultural event, Celebration of the Arts, Friday and Saturday at the resort. The theme for the 2018 festival is “Ma Ka Hana Ka ‘Ike . . . In Work There is Knowledge.” Events will flow throughout the Ritz with Hawaii’s most revered ...

Grand Taste: ‘Dine Around’ at Ag Fest in one convenient spot

Thousands of Maui residents and visitors will saddle up to Waikapu from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, for the Maui County Agricultural Festival. It’s a family-friendly affair, casual and fun. Bring eco-friendly shopping bags and your appetites as well. The prime event to raise ...

SLAINTE!

Searching for that pint of fun at the end of the Maui rainbow? Then say, “Slainte!” Irish for “to good health!” at St. Paddy’s Day celebrations in select establishments island wide. Do wear green, or you may just get pinched. And brush up on famous Emerald Isle songs such as ...