Dining Out

Learn how to pull off a holiday meal with savvy and aplomb at the next “Cooking With Chef Lee” tutorial Nov. 5 or 6.
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Holiday dinner tips and tricks class coming

Does the thought of cooking a big holiday dinner leave you shaking in your rubber slippers? It doesn’t have to be a scary proposition. If you are organized and prepared, you will have a smooth and stress-free day. Chef Lee Anderson of Sugar Beach Events in north Kihei will send you home ...

Wake up to a la carte haupia French toast of thick slices of brioche stuffed with a creamy Kaya coconut jam; and savor thick and juicy Uncle’s prime rib, sure to fill the bill for the manly appetities out there.
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Auntie’s kitchen

Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas is cookin’ up something new. On Friday the resort will introduce its new restaurant, Auntie’s Kitchen. It replaces the Ocean Pool Bar and Grill poolside off of the south lobby. Auntie’s Kitchen celebrates a melting pot of flavors and cuisine ...

Server Maria Olea-Martinez brings island fish & chips, Hawaiian sea salt fries and housemade dill-caper sauce.
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Lahaina Fish Co.

The views are reason enough to go there. Lahaina Fish Co. offers two floors of panoramic oceanfront dining in its prime spot on Front Street with breathtaking Maui sunsets nightly and boat, fish and Neighbor Island action daily. The food is also crazy good with fresh ahi sashimi, steamed ...

Four Seasons Executive Sous Chef Marco Calenzo presents thinly sliced poached octopus with parsley potato, celery heart, arugula and sweet lemon. 
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Ferraro’s ‘faboo’

Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante is simply “faboo,” or “fabulous.” I say, run, don’t walk to this award-winning Italian restaurant perched on an oceanfront bluff above Wailea Beach. Every single bite on a recent visit was off the charts in taste, presentation, texture and aroma — ...

Instructor Horst Antosch (left) toasts to Tyler
Olbref, founder and vintner of Nellcote Winery in Napa Valley, at the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival in June. Antosch will teach an intro course on being a sommelier on two evenings.
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Two-session sommelier class offered

Appreciate wines from A to Z in a new EdVenture course at University of Hawaii Maui College. Introduction to Becoming a Sommelier will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 3 and 10. Instructor Horst Antosch will teach you all about wine from terroir to vinification. Learn to read wine ...

Last year’s Noble Chef was a sea of the who’s who of Maui’s restaurant world.
This year, many will dress up as Roaring ’20s dames and gangsters alike. Tickets are $195 per person. To purchase, call 984-3471.
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Noble Chef

Gangsters and flappers and the golden era of Hollywood, oh my! Celebrating 20 glorious years, the Noble Chef benefit for Maui Culinary Academy will ignite its host hotel on Saturday with a taste of the Roaring ’20s. “The Fairmont Kea Lani is pleased to host Maui’s premier food and ...

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KAPALUA RESTAURANT WEEK debuts

Kapalua Resort is pleased to announce the debut of its first annual Kapalua Restaurant Week dining promotion  to raise money for the community and drive business to the various outlets. Enticing from Monday to Oct. 23, the participating restaurants will offer a two-course, prix-fixe menu ...

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Juicy bone-in ribeyes are 26 ounces of flavor

Plantation House sizzles with new Chop House pop-up Thursdays

The Plantation House Restaurant in Kapalua is sizzling with its new Chop House pop-up restaurant within the restaurant on Thursdays with large cuts of premium meats and traditional sides. A limited version of the dinner menu is another option on Thursdays. Sink your teeth into 8-ounce ...

At last year’s Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, chefs included Isaac Bancaco of Andaz Maui (from left), TV personality Ming Tsai (who will film at this year’s Chef’s Paradise event) and Chris Kajioka of the soon to open, highly anticipated Senia in Oahu’s Chinatown.
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Ka‘anapali jumping

From Friday through Sunday, the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival will be creating lots of buzz. But Roy’s Golf Classic at Ka‘anapali Golf Course teeing off Friday is already sold out and tickets are going fast to the Soaring Plates on Sunday at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort ...

Event planner Jake Belmonte (from left) and visionary founders Sen. Gilbert Keith-Agaran and Alfredo Evangelista are all smiles at Maui Mall at a previous Maui Fil-Am Festival.
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Maui Fil-Am Heritage Festival

From the Speedy Balut Eating Contest to the Master P-Noy Chef Cook Off, the annual Maui Fil-Am Heritage Festival will be chock full of Filipino food, fun, fashion and culture from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the center concourse of the Maui Mall in Kahului. Do come hungry. The ...

5 Palms

Any diner who's lived on Maui for a while will fondly remember the world-famous Waterfront restaurant.The former bastion of fine dining in Maalaea may be gone, but its legendary en Bastille fresh fish entree lives on at 5 Palms in Kihei.Now through September, you may order fresh catch en ...

Maui Jazz Blues

Trumpeting soulful sounds on island at 18 various venues, including Four Seasons Resort Maui, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Hula Grill Ka'anapali, Duke's Beach House, Lumeria Maui and Royal Lahaina, the sixth annual Maui Jazz & Blues Festival is on fire now through Sept. ...

From Breakfasts to Beats & Eats to Grgich wine dinners; Plantation House rocks

Golfers and others love to tee off to the all-day breakfasts and lunches at Plantation House Kapalua that are both served from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily."I love working in the morning with such an awesome crew and under an amazing executive chef, Jojo Vasquez," says Sonny Balisco, the a.m. chef ...

Ocean Cocktail Showdown at Sheraton

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa will once again team with Ocean Organic Vodka in a fun contest that will offer plenty to eat and drink for attendees.The World's Best Ocean Cocktail Showdown will shake up Kaanapali from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, outdoors at the Sheraton's Anuenue ...

Ruth’s Chris to present Grey Goose Vodka dinner tonight

Ruth's Chris Steak House is synonymous with fine dining and top-notch steak, and remains a fixture since opening its first location in Hawaii more than two decades ago.In keeping with its tradition of excellence, Ruth's Chris Steak House proudly presents a five-course Grey Goose cocktail dinner ...

Seed to Cup

The ninth annual Seed to Cup Coffee Festival will be filled to the brim with food, fun, drinks, live music, a silent auction and even a coffee-related fashion show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu."The festival is educational, but it is also a celebration of ...

Cafe del Vino

For nights when you simply want to savor tried-and-true Mediterranean dishes and be treated to some classic Old World charm, then Cafe del Vino is the perfect place for you.From the crisp hearts of Romaine Caesar to aromatic pasta alla Vongole with plump clams to steamed Kona lobster with drawn ...

Let’s Dine Out for Kidney Disease

The National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii Maui office is gearing up for its second annual restaurant promotion for a noble cause."Let's Dine Out for Kidney Disease" fundraiser will take place at numerous top Maui restaurants on Tuesday during regular hours around the island."This would not be ...

Ocean Heroes Awards’ gala is black tie and board shorts

Surfrider Maui will present its first Ocean Heroes Awards at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Lumeria Maui resort in Makawao.Honorees are environmentalist Tamara Paltin, ocean athlete Archie Kalepa and business Trilogy Excursions. The special benefit evening will offer a garden-to-table reception, ...