Dining Out

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 & ...

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 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 ...

‘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

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 ...

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 ...

In The Spirit

The new Westin Nanea Ocean Villas in Kaanapali introduces “In the Spirit” — a monthly series celebrating local agriculture, beverages and cuisine at its signature Mauka Makai restaurant. This series features specialty food pairings led by Executive Chef Ikaika Manaku and handcrafted ...

The Leis Family Class Act

It’s easy to learn “what’s cooking” at the college with a gourmet luncheon at The Leis Family Class Act. Chef Lecturer Tom Lelli and Dining Room Lecturer Mark Malone are pleased and excited to announce that the first day of service for the fall 2017 semester will be on Wednesday ...

The FIELD and the HARVEST

Just like Kepaniwai Cultural Heritage Park in Iao Valley boasts quaint villages that represent Maui’s various ethnic cultures, The Field and the Harvest event coming up at 6 p.m. Saturday in Kahului boasts chefs from different backgrounds. The chefs will come together to benefit the Bahay ...