Central Maui’s got romance on front burner, too

Maui Beach Hotel in Kahului aims to please with its prime rib and shrimp buffet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Valentine’s Day.

Local salad bar favorites will pair with hot shrimp Canton, vegetable tempura, Mongolian beef and white fish in black-bean sauce. Prime rib will be carved to order.

California rolls and maki sushi will complement miso soup with tofu, green onions and wakame. Desserts include Valentine’s Day cakes, fresh fruit and yogurt station. Cost is $58.50 for two. Since the price is so good, advance reservations are highly recommended. Call 877-0051.

Home Maid Bakery outlets in Wailuku and Kahului are perfect pit stops to pick up “I Love You” Valentine’s Day decorated cookies, cupcakes and yummy whole cakes. Some of the cupcakes come with rings you can wear. Order hot malasadas, too. Call 244-7015.

Mama’s Fish House in Kuau on Maui’s north shore still has some openings for Valentine’s Day lunch. Do try the new Mama’s tartare with the freshest of fish. Call 579-8488.