Dining Out

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 ...

Marco’s new Chef Cory Moscutt showcases two of the house specialties, linguine and meatballs and Greek salad. 
The Maui News / CARLA TRACY photo

Think Italian

With all of the new roadways built in Kahului in recent years that redirect traffic for better airport flow, Marco’s Grill & Deli is still holding its own after 24 years of successful business. The fact is, Marco’s is still in the thick of things in its prime spot on the corner of ...

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa’s new culinary team includes Chris Lederer (from left, first photo), Lyndon Honda and Mitch Cooper.
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Sheraton to unveil resort menus by new chef team

Mark your date-night calendars for Oct. 7, when the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali will be unveiling new menu items from its signature Black Rock Kitchen, Mai Tai Bar and Cliff Dive Grill — while celebrating its new culinary team at the same time. Sample the fresh items with ...

General Manager Sean Stover (first photo) is a bartender and chef at Lahaina Coolers.
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Lahaina Coolers

Tucked away on Dickenson Street from the hustle and bustle of Front Street, Lahaina Coolers is a fun West Maui hangout for locals and for tourists who are savvy enough to find it. Just look for the record-holding, blue-striped marlin hung from the ceiling that weighs in at 955 pounds and ...

Assistant General Manager Jonathan Adkisson (left), and Chef Peleg Miron will create a special champagne pairing menu.
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Spago to bubble with Champagne Lanson dinner

Champagne Lanson is the real deal. It’s the only Grande Maison house in Reims, France, to offer an experience from the vine to the flute. Founded in 1760 by magistrate Francois Delamotte, Champagne Lanson is now owned by the Lanson-BBC group headed by Bruno Paillard. On Tuesday, you may ...

Longtime Botero Lounge mixologist Mich Domingo (left) and Grand Wailea Executive Sous Chef Jorge Gonzalez hang out at a high-top table with new menu items near one of several famous sculptures by Ferdinand Botero, after whom the bar is named. The Maui News / CARLA TRACY photo

Grand ideas

Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort was just named Best Resort on Maui once again in this newspaper’s annual Best of Maui readers poll. Its famous Humuhumunukunukuapua‘a repeated making a big splash as Best Resort Restaurant and Spa Grande still floated to the top as Best ...

Mulligans on the Blue bartender Bridget Cornell serves Bloody Marys and fresh corned beef and hash for breakfast in the expansive, open-air restaurant in Wailea with 14 flat screens for optimum viewing. Mulligans on the Blue photo

Game On!

On Maui, football and Bloody Marys go hand in hand like fish and poi, Spam on musubi, beer with chips. Prolific writer and part-time Maui resident Willie Nelson captured America’s favorite red morning beverage best with the song, “Bloody Mary Morning.” At Charley’s Restaurant & ...

Restaurant and bar outlets at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa are just saying “no” to single-use plastic straws in order to save the ocean and beach environment  in Kaanapali. Sheraton Maui photo

Sheraton Maui boasts juicy eco-practices

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa just says “no” to single-use plastic straws in an effort to enhance environmentally sustainable practices and to protect Kaanapali’s tropical marine ecosystem, including the endangered honu (green sea turtle). The resort is the first in the state to ...

Tommy Bahama in The Shops at Wailea boasts fun appetizers such as mac-nut, goat cheese and mango salsa on  flatbread in the No Kid Hungry promo through September. Tommy Bahama photo

Tommy Bahama partners with ‘No Kid Hungry’ in September

For the fifth year, Tommy Bahama in The Shops at Wailea is partnering with other sister outlets and No Kid Hungry to help children in America. Donations through the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry effort help to ensure that every child gets the necessary nourishment they need to grow strong and ...

Four Seasons Resort Maui Executive Chef Craig Dryhurst (left), strums the guitar, General Manager Jean Claude Wietzel tickles the keys on the baby grand (right) and Ken Martinez Burgmaier plays the saxophone in anticipation of the upcoming Maui Jazz & Blues Fest on Friday. Carla Tracy photo

‘What is hip?’

The Four Seasons Resort Maui has never needed to toot its own horn. That’s because it is hip — like an island tower of power — and it’s a key component of the Four Seasons luxury hospitality brand, renowned all over the world for its enticing location in Wailea, extraordinary service, ...

Pulehu Chef de Cuisine Jesse Pita; Westin KOR photo

Pulehu

Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas is spicing things up in September with the addition of several new menu offerings at its signature and award-winning Pulehu, an Italian Grill. To kick off the new menu, the restaurant is offering 50 percent off food for kamaaina on Fridays and Saturdays ...

Dessert and bubbly make for a fitting finale to the Tastemakers feast. Hyatt Maui photo

Japengo uncorks MauiWine on Fridays in September at Tastemakers

Japengo at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali will be partnering with MauiWine of Ulupalakua for its Maui Tastemakers series in September. The series runs every other month on Fridays at Japengo, where diners can experience a special prix-fixe menu of three flavorful courses ...