Dining out with Dad

Father’s Day is coming fast around the bend. Should you buy him a new garden tool? What about a pair of board shorts? Not! Take him out to eat and let him enjoy a day of feasting with the family. Here are some suggestions.

Celebrate Father’s Day at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel’s Champagne Brunch from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Guest emcee is KPOA’s Shane Kahalehau, Dance to local band, Asian Blend; and watch hula by Halau Hula Malani O Kapehe.

In addition, check out a boat, motor and kayak show by Valley Isle Marine Center of Wailuku, mini-massage by Aloha School of Massage Therapy students, and island beers by Maui Brewing Co.

Featured on the all-you-can-eat buffet will be traditional and local favorites. Seafood lovers will find oysters and mussels in shell, shrimp cocktail, crab legs, and Chef Tom Muromoto’s fresh poke.

Sous chefs will carve kiawe slow-roasted prime rib, Koala rack of lamb with mango and mint relish, and passionfruit-glazed ham. Additional hot entrees include kalbi ribs, Portuguese bean soup, seafood jambalaya, Chinese roast pork with bitter melon and much more.

A keiki buffet and desserts of strawberries dipped in chocolate, specialty cakes and pies, and the hotel’s signature bread pudding with whiskey sauce will tempt.

All dads will have the chance to win great prizes, including rounds of golf at Kaanapali Kai Golf Course, half-day fishing excursion on the Die Hard, kayak rental from Valley Isle Marine Center, paintball from Maui Paintball, and additional giveaways from Maui Brewing Co. Be sure to bring your dad’s favorite fishing and hunting caps so he may participate in contests. Cost is $45.95 for adults; $25 for keiki ages 6 to 12; and free for one younger child per paid adult. Call 667-0124 or visit To book kamaaina room rates, call 661-0011.

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa will present a special Father’s Day three-course meal in its open-air Black Rock Steak & Seafood restaurant.

Begin with duck prosciutto salad with Big Island hearts of palm, grilled fresh Maui pineapple, local goat cheese, cherry tomato and Balsamic dressing.

Entree choices are pan-roasted veal chop with braised kale, purple sweet potato and poha berry reduction; or filet and lobster in Madeira wine sauce. Dessert is mango and pineapple cobbler. Cost is $49 per adult; kids 12 and younger eat free with paid adult. Dinner hours are 5:30 to 9 p.m. Call the Sheraton at 661-0031.

Central Maui dads will want to sink their teeth in to the prime-rib buffet at Cafe O’Lei at the Dunes in Kahului. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Highlights are omelets made to order, crisp Romaine Caesars tossed with creamy garlic dressing; sauteed mahimahi in lemon caper and butter sauce; barbecue chicken, mashed potatoes, steamed white rice and desserts galore.

Cost is $29 per person and $14 for kids 6 4 to 12. Reservations highly recommended. Call 877-0073.

Maui Beach Hotel’s Rainbow Dining Room in Kahului will beckon with a manly meal of a Father’s Day prime rib buffet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sip miso soup, crunch fresh garden greens and lettuces; crab salad and cucumber namasu.

Local favorites are macaroni-potato salad, California roll, maki sushi, cocktail shrimp and chef’s island poke. Hot entrees include barbecue ribs, chicken teriyaki, shrimp and vegetable tempura and fish in black-bean sauce. Of course, there will be prime rib with au jus cut to your dad’s desire.

Maui Beach’s dessert bar will be set up with dark chocolate cake, assorted puddings, fresh fruits and a self-serve, frozen-yogurt station. Cost is $32.95 for adults and $16.50 for children 6 to 11. Sixteen percent gratuity will be added to all parties. Call 877-0051, Ext. 315 or 307.

Treat dad to his choice of a brunch buffet or a dinner buffet at Kahili Restaurant with sweeping views of both the south and north shores (and Haleakala looming between) from its perch in Waikapu.

Brunch starts at 9 a.m. at a cost of $34.95; and dinner buffet starts at 5 p.m. with a $36.95 price tag for adults; children 6 to 12 pay half price.

Both feasts include seafood bar with ahi poke; tako poke and shrimp kim chee; salad bar with crisp spinach; grilled vegetables and cole slaw. Chefs will carve garlic-crusted prime rib. Dad may pile on baby-back pork ribs; pepper-crusted salmon and grilled chicken. Desserts from chocolate mousse to pies will be displayed.

In addition, brunch includes omelets made to order; and dinner features hand-rolled sushi. Call Kahili at 242-6000.

Makena Beach & Golf Resort invites all dads and their families to celebrate Father’s Day while watching the U.S. Golf Open at its enhanced Sunday brunch from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the resort’s Molokini Bar & Grille, which will be specially equipped with big-screen televisions.

Plus, all dads will be offered a beer-flight tasting, golf hat giveaways and a chance to win an overnight stay at the Makena Beach & Golf Resort, which will remain open until summer of 2015.

Signature breakfast favorites are thick-cut smoked bacon, buttermilk pancakes, eggs Benedict and Grand Marnier French toast. There will be a whole lechon, or hulihuli pig with crispy skin, served with traditional Mang Tomas Filipino sauce. Ice sculptures will add a nice touch. So will live Hawaiian entertainment.

Other highlights are cilantro and mac-nut opakapaka; prime rib; baby back ribs; and ancho-butter grilled corn. Lavish desserts include malasadas and chocolate-mousse pie. Cost is $55 per adult and $25 per child. Call 875-5888.

Five Palms at Mana Kai Resort in Kihei dishes up oceanfront dining overlooking Keawakapu Beach for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bring dad for the ribeye steak and eggs special for $21.95 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; or let him opt for the three-course chef’s dinner featuring fresh fish, chicken or prime rib, starting at 5 p.m. Cost is $37.95. For reservations, call Five Palms at 879-2607.

Bring Dad to eat at any Grand Wailea restaurant outlet on Father’s Day and slip away to buy him a gift certificate at Spa Grande.

The Men’s Tune-Up will begin with a good salt scrub, followed by the scotch hose that stimulates blood flow and vital organs, followed by a sports and shiatsu massage.

Cost is $168 for the 50-minute treatment, but if he experiences it in June, you get $20 off in celebration of Father’s Day. A meal and a spa, and dad will be on your good side for months. To book, call Grand Wailea at 875-1234, Ext. 4949.

Maalaea Seascape at Maui Ocean Center will do lunch specials from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Order New York strip and garlic-thyme shrimp; hulihuli chicken and ribs combo; and more. Call 270-7068.

StopWatch Bar & Grill in Makawao will cook up specials such as barbecue ribs plate, pork chops; or New York steak and shrimp. Costs are $12.95 to $25.95. Call 572-1380.