Dining Out

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 ...

Seascape Ma‘alaea

Do you crave sustainable seafood that is off-the-charts in taste and affordable, too? Seascape Ma‘alaea Restaurant at the Maui Ocean Center dishes it up daily for lunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and it’s added Fridays to its weekend happy hour and dinner lineup of Saturdays and ...

Maui Calls

Last month, the sought-after wines of Maui Calls were written up for enthusiasts of the grape. This story will beckon to the patrons of the arts who want to attend Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s annual signature fundraising gala for its gourmet cuisine, entertainment, auction items, and, ...

Mauka Makai

At the risk of sounding like a geezer, it’s been fun to experience the building and the evolution of Maui resorts and restaurants over several decades of writing about the isle’s culinary scene. From the first minute I stepped foot into the lobby of the new Westin Nanea Ocean Villas and ...

OODLES of new menu items by new Star Noodle chef

Star Noodle has been a powerhouse of an eatery ever since it opened seven years ago at the top of Lahaina Industrial Park. The building alone was five years in the making and it’s got a 3,500-square-foot kitchen that is the commissary for its sister restaurants Old Lahaina Lu‘au, Aloha ...

Aloha Mixed Plate is ‘local favorite’

The New York Times says that it’s, “paper plate meets million-dollar view.” On a recent visit to West Maui’s favorite local hangout, Aloha Mixed Plate, service was on real, sumo-sized plates under the umbrellas and shade trees oceanfront in Lahaina. Situated next to its sister ...

Culinary Arts Program on TV

University of Hawaii Maui College Culinary Arts Program Chef Instructor Jake Belmonte and his student Marion Sidon will appear on “Living808” on Wednesday at approximately 8:25 a.m. The daily lifestyle show, which airs on KHON2 weekdays from 8 to 9 a.m., is hosted by popular TV ...

Tickets now on sale for Maui Calls

Tickets are now on sale for Maui Calls, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s signature annual wine and food tasting fundraising gala with delectable culinary selections created by chefs from stellar Maui restaurants, premium wines from boutique wineries throughout the world, entertainment ...

Lahaina Grill

Looking back in time, I was right on the money when I called Lahaina Grill “the restaurant of the decade” after it opened its doors on Feb. 14, 1990. In its 27 successful years of business, it’s gone on to be one of the top 25 restaurants in tripadvisor; among the 100 best restaurants ...

Tastemakers

Starting this week and running Fridays in July, the Tastemakers series will entice at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali. Hyatt Maui’s award-winning Japengo restaurant will partner with Simpli-Fresh Produce and Maui Shrub to celebrate the shared passion for using fresh and ...

Fire it Up!

Independence Day may be over, but Grand Wailea chefs haven’t put away the grills. In fact, their Fire it Up! on the full moon this Saturday should heat up summer as the best beachside barbecue on island. Of course, they’ve got the perfect recipe: Sauces and rubs, kiawe wood and flames, ...

Historic Cliff House at Namalu Bay

I’ve said it before — it’s a cliff hanger. An oceanfront party pad. A room with a view. It’s the legendary Cliff House, which for more than 75 years, has served as a coveted private retreat on an island already embraced as a paradise. In 2006, the Cliff House was shuttered around the ...

Pa‘ina at Keka‘a

The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is once again bringing a festive summertime celebration to Kaanapali with Pa‘ina at Keka‘a, a Maui-style take on the East Coast’s classic clambake. The Hawaiian word, “paina” formerly was used to mean a feast until it was replaced by “luau” in ...