Dining Out

Maui restaurants honored in Wine Spectator . . . again!

Wine lovers everywhere, it’s that time of the year to update your wine destination list! Wine Spectator magazine has released the winners of the 2018 Restaurant Awards, which honors the world’s best restaurants for wine. This year, the Restaurant Awards program honors 3,759 dining ...

FIRE IT UP!

I’m not sure what’s more newsworthy: The fact that Grand Wailea A Waldorf Astoria Resort will kick up its heels with what is being pegged as the “barbecue of the Pacific,” the second annual Fire it Up! live-fire food, wine, beer and bourbon event from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, or that it ...

Botero Lounge on a roll with Japanese sushi master

Every day of the week, Botero Lounge at Grand Wailea is the place to see and be seen, drink craft cocktails and munch artisan cheeses and charcuterie. It boasts water features, a ceiling mural and ginormous whimsical pieces by world-famous sculptor Ferdinand Botero along with nightly live ...

Project Kokua

Twenty Maui chefs are organizing a culinary fundraiser to support Kauai and Hawaii Island neighbors, friends, family and farmers suffering from damage from the recent natural disasters on both islands. Project Kokua for Kauai & Hawaii Island will take place at Maui Tropical Plantation from ...

WELLNESS

Dine at DUO any night of the week on the Wellness Your Way menu and be pampered with five-star service, farm-fresh flavors and dazzling presentations — and rest easy that your choices will make you feel good and contribute to your health. “The Wellness Your Way menu is served every ...

ROCKsalt

As someone who has written about resorts and restaurants here for decades, I find it fun and interesting to see the evolution of iconic resort properties such as the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. It opened in 1963 as the second hotel in Kaanapali, and it retains its prime spot on 23 lush ...

Champagne Hale

Montage Kapalua Bay welcomes back the Champagne Hale at Cliff House, a Veuve Clicquot bar and lounge, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. The pop-up will continue Thursdays to Sundays through Sept. 1, with Aug. 4 being the exception. Champagne Hale at Cliff House will be open to the public to ...

Back Door Bake Shop pop-up reopens Friday

Do you crave freshly baked breads and desserts warm from the oven? The University of Hawaii Maui College Culinary Arts Program is filling the niche with its the pop-up Back Door Bake Shop on the Kahului campus. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays starting this week and running through July 27, ...

Oh-la-la! Celebrate Le Creuset grand opening

The Outlets of Maui mall in Lahaina will celebrate the grand opening weekend of Le Creuset, the premium French cookware manufacturer known for its colorful cast-iron enamel pieces, as it hosts Le Creuset Maui Chef Weekend from Friday through Sunday. The mall spans 150,000 square feet on Front ...

Get Dad away from TV for Father’s Day dinners, buffets

Sea House restaurant, located a beach-ball toss from pristine Napili Bay in West Maui, will honor Dads at meal services today from breakfast to lunch to happy hour and dinner. “For Father’s Day, we’ll run a big T-bone as a special and not much else,” says Executive Chef Alex ...

Get Reel! Maui Film Festival at Wailea

Like cool summer breezes, the three gala “Taste” parties of the 19th annual Maui Film Festival at Wailea will waft in with enticing aromas, sips, bites, sights and sounds —stealing the show as usual. Launching the film fest as the opening party, the Taste of Summer will be at Grand ...

Kapalua Wine & Food Festival

Year after year, Kapalua Wine & Food Festival attracts an eclectic array of “cork dorks,” aka “sommeliers,” “beverage managers” and countless other “experts of the grape.” Yet the 37-year-old iconic event, the oldest of its kind in the country, also attracts hundreds of ...

Turf meets Surf

Talk about multi-ethnic. When the Turf Meets Surf dinner transpires from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, it will be much more than just a land-and-sea affair. Kaanapali chefs will cook up the colorful cuisines of Hawaii while visiting chefs from Alberta, Canada, will showcase their passion for ...

5 Palms keeps cooking in Keawakapu

With donations to schools and other Maui nonprofit organizations, lively happy hours, nightly Kona Maine lobster specials, kamaaina discounts and plenty of room for large private parties, 5 Palms restaurant at the Mana Kai Resort in Kihei keeps cooking. “Last month, we donated $1 of each ...

Fun on tap

As usual, cold craft beer, island grinds and tons of fun will be the main ingredients on tap Saturday at the 10th annual Maui Brewers Festival. Spilling out over the A&B Amphitheater and under the Yokouchi Pavilion at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului, it’s a beer bash and ...

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 now is the time to pick up the smartphone and make reservations — or jump online to ...

Wei Wei Cafe & Noodle House

Mother’s Day is looming large Sunday. Graduation parties, summer weddings and get-togethers are all in hot pursuit. One thing is certain — authentic, exotic Chinese cuisine is a sure-fire crowd pleaser at many of these isle functions. Maui’s newest Chinese restaurant is Wei Wei Cafe ...

Mother’s Day: Treat her to a special meal at one of Maui’s restaurants

Mothers have been ceremoniously honored in every culture at least as far back as the ancient Greeks and Romans. Can you imagine how much the celebrations have changed since then or even just since the first Mother’s Day was celebrated in the U.S. back in the early 1900s? The second Sunday in ...

Ritzy concepts

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is ramping up its restaurant concepts with the debut of ‘ai ‘ono tacos + tequila for lunch and daytime pupu by the pool in The Banyan Tree lounge and patio area. Savor tacos such as the Red Rooster with harissa chicken and lime-cilantro sour cream; the Pailolo ...

Food, fun pounding at East Maui Taro Festival

The 26th annual East Maui Taro Festival will be pounding with food, fun, live music and Hawaiian culture from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Hana Ball Park. Admission is free to this family-friendly event popular with locals and visitors alike. The event focuses on “kalo,” or “taro,” as ...