Dining Out

Founding partner Donald Patz of the acclaimed Patz & Hall Winery will bring key varietals from Sonoma for a feast at Ferraro’s on Friday. Four Seasons Resort Maui photo

Patz & Hall to be uncorked

The Patz & Hall Winery dinner will be uncorked at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. “Donald Patz will be hosting,” says Crissa Hiranaga, marketing and public relations manager for the resort. “ We are so excited to welcome ...

The new Tiki Terrace poke bowl is among the seasonal menu additions at Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel created by its Executive Chef Tom Muromoto and his expert culinary staff. KBH photo

Tiki Terrace rolls out new menu items

One of West Maui’s favorite open-air restaurants, the Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel’s Tiki Terrace, recently introduced a new dinner menu under the leadership of award-winning Executive Chef Tom Muromoto, named “The Best Chef on Maui” in the 2017 Best of Maui contest in The Maui News. ...

Cheeseburger Grille & Tap Room  General Manager Kristopher Galon (standing) takes care of Cheyenne Walker and Raul Arellano, visitors from Mt. Vernon, Wash., as they sip a Mai Tai and a cold beer over a big lunch in Wailea recently. The Maui News / CARLA TRACY photos

Cheese Burger

How many napkins does it take to eat a big and juicy cheeseburger topped with three strips of bacon, sauteed mushrooms, gooey melted Swiss cheese and a scoop of guacamole? At Cheeseburger Grille & Tap Room in The Shops at Wailea, it takes five, count ’em, napkins to get through the ...

The living room of the historic inn on High Street in Wailuku will set a festive stage for the Lei of Aloha Eleven event on Saturday. The Old Wailuku Inn photo

Usher in holidays at Old Wailuku Inn

For the 11th consecutive year, The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono will present its annual open house celebrating the start of the holidays. The Lei of Aloha Eleven, which is also the major annual fundraiser for Hokulani Holt’s halau hula, Pa‘u O Hi‘iaka, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. ...

Lahaina Coolers uncorks its monthly wine tasting Friday

Tucked away on Dickenson Street from busy Front Street, Lahaina Coolers is a fun West Maui hangout for locals and for tourists who are savvy enough to find it. It will uncork its monthly wine dinner Friday. Chef and GM Sean Stover will once again cook a three-course meal paired with some nice ...

Sushi Chef Jordan Chin (first photo) handcrafts a variety of specialty and happy-hour rolls, above. 5 Palms photos

5 Palms oceanfront at Mana Kai resort in Kihei

Sure, 5 Palms is hugely popular for all of its meal services, including breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner. Who wouldn’t want to dine there? It’s got spectacular views from its perch at the end of Keawakapu Beach in Kihei that run all the way to Pu‘u Olai cinder cone in Makena to ...

Ahi poke is as fresh as it gets with Maui onion, togarashi aioli, tempura nib, coconut-cilantro “air,” kaffir-lime oil, and ogo and inamona sprinkles. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua photo

Nightly Tiki Hour lights up The Banyan Tree

The Banyan Tree signature restaurant of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is swinging with Tiki Hour from 5 to 6 p.m. daily, when guests and the Maui community alike can enjoy half off pupu and Moet champagne by the glass. Tiki Hour is the perfect opportunity to sit back, relax and drink in the West ...

Five-time Grammy nominee Amy Hanaiali‘i will be puttin’ on shows at the Ritz. The Maui News /CARLA TRACY photo

Celebrate the season with Amy Hanaiali‘i at Ritz’s Anuenue Room

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will welcome back Amy Hanaiali‘i to her former stomping grounds at the resort’s Anuenue Room for weekly holiday performances that will begin on Black Friday and run Fridays to Dec. 24. Amy’s new show, the Hawaiian Room, will take you on a musical journey of ...

Charley’s new Executive Chef Jesse Sword has upgraded the menu to be a grand “gastro-saloon” affair with chicken and waffles (clockwise from front); beet-and-local-goat cheese salad; cauliflower bites, pork-belly ends; Maui Cattle Co. burgers; pulled-pork sandwiches; St. Louis ribs; prime rib; local flat-iron steak; smoked salmon cakes; and bruschetta of the week. The Maui News / CARLA TRACY photos

Charley’s

The Drunkin’ pizza is housemade dough hand-tossed and topped with mozzarella and Bleu cheeses, red-wine-poached jicama and house-smoked Canadian bacon on a fig, mango and raisin white-wine sauce. Fresh cauliflower bites are coated with beer batter, fried and tossed with Hawaiian red-hot sauce ...

5 Palms hostess Hailee Pasatiempo (left) and Hartford Court Wines Sales and Marketing Manager Hailey Hartford-Murray toast to the Thanksgiving Day  feast at the Kihei restaurant, at which Hartford Family Wines such as Russian River Valley pinot noir and old-vine zinfandel will be featured. The Maui News / CARLA TRACY photo

Giving Thanks: ‘Maui style’

Book reservations now: SOUTH MAUI Join the 5 Palms ohana oceanfront at the Mana Kai Resort in Kihei for views from its perch overlooking Keawakapu Beach and the Neighbor Islands. Dine on a three-course turkey dinner or opt for the turkey plate and other limited, gourmet a la carte menu items ...

Desserts such as these previous winners will be served to attendees at seven booths scattered around The Shops at Wailea’s Fountain Courtyard. There will also be savory appetizers at the fundraiser for Best Buddies Hawaii nonprofit, which has a focus of improving the lives of isle residents with intellectual as well as developmental disabilities. Proceeds will go to crucial funding programs and scholarships. Cost is $65 per person. Best Buddies Hawaii photos

Life is Sweet at The Shops at Wailea to benefit Best Buddies Hawaii

The eighth annual Life Is Sweet festival will return to The Shops at Wailea from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The fundraiser for Best Buddies Hawaii will be held on the lower floor Fountain Courtyard with its anticipated culinary challenge featuring Wailea’s most seasoned pastry chefs. This year, ...

TV personality and cookbook author Kristen Kish will return to Maui to cook a dinner at Grand Wailea on Sunday, Nov. 19. Cost of $175 per person includes tax, tip, dinner, beverages, signed cookbook and complimentary valet parking. For tickets, visit www.kristenkish.eventbrite.com. Photo courtesy Grand Wailea

Kristen Kish

What self-respecting foodie doesn’t know Kristen Kish? The former “Top Chef” winner is also a cookbook author and she’s now on a coast-to-coast-and-beyond tour touting her new tome. Formerly chef de cuisine at Menton in Boston, Mass., she released “Kristen Kish Cooking: Recipes and ...

Runners and walkers will gather on the Ocean Front Lawn of  Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea for a continental breakfast and fun festivities. Four Seasons photo

Run, walk to breakfast at Day of Hope at Four Seasons

The Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea will be on the move with the 28th annual Day of Hope Run on Saturday. The day’s events will commence at 6:30 a.m., with a 10K Run / 5K Run & Walk along scenic Wailea Alanui Drive, and then finish on the resort’s scenic Ocean Front Lawn. The ...

Mulligans on the Blue Irish stew; photos courtesy restaurants

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 it’s time to pick up the iPhone and make reservations or jump online to ...

Haleakala Creamery owner and vendor Rebecca Woodburn-Rist will have a booth and be the first to appear on stage Saturday. Made in Maui County Festival photo

Vendor variety

You may shop until you drop at the fourth annual Made in Maui County Festival on Friday and/or Saturday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. This year, more than 140 vendors will showcase foods, arts and crafts, jewelry, fashion designs, gifts, home decor and collectibles on ...

Executive Chef Tom Muromoto of Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel will return to Taste of Asian Blend with his famous fare of Koala rack of lamb and Kobe beef sliders. Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel photo

Taste of Asian Blend to mix it up (again!)

The sixth annual Taste of Asian Blend will return to the King Kamehameha Clubhouse in Waikapu from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday with local food favorites, art, live music and dancing. The event will once again feature Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel Executive Chef Tom Muromoto, named Best Chef on Maui ...

The Made in Maui County Festival on Friday and Saturday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului will be chock full of things to eat — by vendors as well as three food trucks on Friday and 13 on Saturday. Made in Maui County Festival photo

ROLLING

Hungry? The fourth annual Made in Maui County Festival will draw more than 11,000 shoppers to Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s outdoor A&B Amphitheater in Kahului for what is being pegged as “Maui’s largest product show” — and there will be plenty to eat — from myriad vendors ...

An overhead view of Fairmont Kea Lani’s sprawling courtyard showcases the reception area that will be utilized again for this year’s reception. For dinner, attendees move into the massive ballroom. MARK ANTOSCH photo

Noble Chef

Last year, it was all about gangsters and flappers and the storied golden era of Hollywood. This year, the Noble Chef fundraiser for the University of Hawai‘i Maui College Culinary Arts Program will take you back in time with a proud Hawaiian Renaissance theme. As usual, the Fairmont Kea ...

Chef David LeFevre of Fishing With Dynamite in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Photos courtesy #HFWF17

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Pegged the “premier epicurean event of the Pacific,” the seventh annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival will kick off on Maui this weekend, before it moves to the Big Island for one night on Oct. 28 and then Oahu for five days and nights from Nov. 1 to 5. In all there will be 120 ...

Set oceanfront at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, The Burger Shack will offer a burger and milkshake lunch combo at a discount during Kapalua Restaurant Week. Photo courtesy the resorts

Kapalua Restaurant Week

With posh resorts, pampering amenities and upscale restaurants, Kapalua Resort may not jump out as the Maui destination to go to for discounted meals. But specials do occur on occasion and the powers that be behind Kapalua Resort are also pleased to announce that the dates for its fall ...