Restaurant Week Wailea

Coming Sunday through May 26 at 19 top businesses

Bistro Molokini and Humuhumunukunukuapua‘a at Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort will both be participating along with 17 other Wailea Resort restaurants. GRAND WAILEA photo

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 www.opentable.com.

This time around in the twice yearly promotion, South Maui’s hugely popular biannual dinner promo “Restaurant Week Wailea” may be savored at 19 participating resort restaurants starting Sunday and running through Saturday, May 26.

Wailea Resort is renowned for award-winning culinary talent, exceptional restaurants and celebrity chefs, who will once again create remarkable three-course, chef-inspired prix-fixe menus for $29, $39, $49 or $59 per person. The price depends on the restaurant — beverages, tax and gratuity not included. To complement these special menus, some restaurants will create special prices on wine pairings that you may savor with your meal.

“The Wailea community has been a partner of Maui Food Bank for many years, and Restaurant Week Wailea is one of the ways we have proudly supported the organization since this popular dining promotion began in 2009,” says Bud Pikrone, longtime general manager of Wailea Community Association.

Like good stewards, each property makes a contribution to the Maui Food Bank for every prix-fixe entree sold during Restaurant Week Wailea, as part of the resort’s ongoing community giving.

“This biannual event has raised well over $80,000 for the Maui Food Bank, and we look forward to helping again this year in May and November,” says Pikrone.

As an example, Ama Bar & Grill at Fairmont Kea Lani will dazzle diners with its Nalu Sushi Roll, Maui chopped salad or Polo Beach clam chowder as its first course, followed by your choice of Mauka & Makai combo of kalua pork and ahi poke; or surf ‘n’ turf of New York steak and grilled lobster tail or grilled Volcano-spiced mahimahi. The dessert is traditional Key Lime Pie or Haleakala mud pie for the $49 meal category.

Bistro Molokini at Grand Wailea will impress with your choice of pork spare ribs or ahi poke nachos with shishito peppers; seared scallops in black-bean sauce or fire-roasted Puna chicken; and dessert for $49.

Other participants are DUO at Four Seasons Resort Maui; Fabiani’s Wailea; Gannon’s: A Pacific View Restaurant; Humble Market Kitchin at Wailea Beach Resort, Marriott, Maui; Humuhumunukunukuapua’a at Grand Wailea; Ko at Fairmont; Ka’ana Kitchen at Andaz Maui; Longhi’s Wailea; Monkeypod Kitchen; Mulligans on the Blue; Nick’s Fish Market; The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea; and Tommy Bahama.

These pre-fixe menus are not valid with other discounts, coupons or promotions.

• RWW details: No tickets, passes or coupons needed. Simply make your reservations and enjoy! Visit www.restaurantweekwailea.com.

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