Dining Out

Humble Market Kitchin presents MACC fundraiser

The name Humble Market Kitchin may be modest. But it’s a spectacular restaurant in size, design and cuisine and it’s also icing on the cake of a $100 million renovation at the former Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa owned by Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. Now called Wailea Beach ...

Plantation House

So many things are cooking at Plantation House in Kapalua that it’s hard to decide where to begin this story in the swirl of fun, food and activities. Of course, longtime Executive Chef Jojo Vasquez, who has cooked for “Iron Chef” Morimoto and at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, is the calm ...

Easter Eats

As usual, seats are selling out faster for Easter Sunday than a hare can hop. So follow the hare’s lead instead of straggling behind like the tortoise to make reservations. Chefs are pulling 24-carrot gold feasts out of their hats at Maui’s top restaurants and they aim to please. WEST ...

CELEBRATION of the ARTS

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua not only marks a quarter of a century in 2017 as a top destination resort on Maui, but its signature cultural event will return more inspiring than ever for the 25th consecutive year in a row. The theme for the 2017 Celebration of the Arts event is “Wahi Mahalo . . ...

Let’s Fish & Poi together

Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center and HMSA present Let’s Fish & Poi Together local-style festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kahului mall. Highlights include the Maui Poke Challenge; a boat expo by Valley Isle Marine Center; outreach and education by isle ocean-related nonprofit ...

Festival foods highlighted at UH-Maui College event

University of Hawaii Maui College Culinary Arts’ Garde Manger students will present a buffet event from 5 to 7 p.m. April 13. What is garde manger, you ask? It’s the preparation of foods such as pates, terrines and appetizers from a cold pantry. Next Thursday’s event will highlight the ...

Ag Fest

Hundreds of Maui residents and visitors will stampede into Waikapu from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday for the Maui County Agricultural Festival. As usual, it’s a great affair to attend with your family and friends. Bring eco-friendly shopping bags and your appetites as well. Maui’s prime ...

Down the Hatch

What do you get when you mix good, ol’ Southern hospitality with Hawaiian aloha spirit? The answer is the warm and welcoming feel exuding from the Georgia-born owners and the staff of Down the Hatch and sister outlet Breakwall Shave Ice at Wharf Cinema Center in Lahaina. “At Down the ...

SLAINTE!

Looking for that pot of fun at the end of the Maui rainbow? Then say, “Slainte!” Irish for “to good health!” at St. Paddy’s Day celebrations in select establishments islandwide. Do wear green, or you may just get pinched. And brush up on famous Emerald Isle songs from “Molly ...

Star Noodle beefs up reservation line

A few years ago, Star Noodle began to take reservations for six or more. But now, even couples may make them for date night and business people may reserve a lunch spot for two. “Reservations have really been picking up,” says manager Robert Gotfredson. “So many people want to dine here ...

The Wharf rolls out Shaka Sushi

The same mother-and-daughter team that brought back exotic Thai food to Front Street in Lahaina last year, is at it again. The owners of Tiki Tiki Thai Cuisine, mother Panompon “Pon” Jares and daughter Parichart Chahong, have opened Shaka Sushi Maui at The Wharf Cinema Center near their ...

New dinner menu launches at Pineapple Grill in Kapalua

Pineapple Grill Restaurant, situated in the heart of the Kapalua Resort, recently launched Executive Chef Robert Barrera’s specially crafted dinner menu for guests. Signature menu items are thick and juicy Duroc pork chops, seafood risotto, fresh catch over yellow Thai curry and a wide ...

‘Ohana Table

“Families that eat together, stay together” is a quote we’ve all heard before. So is “The fondest memories are often made when you gather with your loved ones around the dinner table.” Now, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali features a new culinary experience with ...

Dim Sum and then SOME

The Lobby Lounge at the Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea may be the most underrated restaurant on property. But it’s one of my favorites. The people watching is insanely fun. The craft cocktails are cutting edge. The free olives and nut mix are top notch. The views overlooking the ...

Taste of School Gardens blooms

Taste of School Gardens will take place once again at Hotel Wailea’s beautiful Sunset Lawn from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday with special dishes inspired by all the good things growing in Maui schools. This event features a bevy of Maui’s premier chefs coming together to support school gardens ...

Maui Tastemakers

Perched on a bluff overlooking Kaanapali Beach and the ocean beyond at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Japengo is at its pinnacle. The current Best Resort Restaurant in The Maui News’ annual Best of Maui contest, it’s got numerous awards from other publications, spectacular ...

Whale Tales

International whale research organization Whale Trust Maui invites the public to the 11th annual Whale Tales from Friday to Sunday at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and on the water from morning to sunset Monday. Over four days, scientists, photographers, filmmakers and conservationists will come ...

Sauce + Crust = Pi Artisan Pizzeria’s enticing Italian pies

To math-minded readers, “pi” is all about being part of an equation. But to me, it adds up to Pi Artisan Pizzeria in Lahaina, which hand crafts fine savory pies with fresh dough and as much local produce and meats as possible. The thin Italian pizzas are then baked in an 800-degree ...

‘Top Chef’

In last week’s episode in Charleston, S.C., Maui’s Sheldon Simeon was among the four final chefs to cook impromptu dishes while instructing a mystery partner hidden behind a screen how to make the exact same creation. He was the only one who recognized his partner, who was his wife, ...

Good times to roll at Mardi Gras AIDS benefit

The Maui AIDS Foundation will host its sixth annual Mardi Gras fundraiser Saturday at the Four Seasons Resort in Wailea and the good times are sure to roll throughout. An eccentric evening of fun, food and laughs all to raise money for HIV services for Maui County, Mardi Gras will feature ...