Side Orders • June 8, 2017

Jayce Leong and Dale Button are  regular performers on Mondays at Cafe del Vino in Maalaea. • The Maui News / CARLA TRACY photo

Jayce Leong and Dale Button are regular performers on Mondays at Cafe del Vino in Maalaea. • The Maui News / CARLA TRACY photo

CABARET NIGHT . . . Looking to enliven your Monday evenings with a fun, date-night dinner show? I just checked out the new Cabaret Night at Cafe del Vino in Maalaea and it’s a hoot with an all-star cast of Maui performers and a four-course meal of the classic kind with everything from French onion soup to surf ‘n’ turf to apple tarte tatin.

Seatings are at 5:30, 6 and 6:30 p.m. Mondays only and the show starts at 7 p.m. Dine as Dale Button emcees and dashingly sings “The Lady is a Tramp” and more and Jayce Leong wows with burlesque moves and a fabulous voice. Karen Stavash does Kit Kat Club numbers and a good time will certainly be had by all. Cost of $70 includes show and meal. For reservations, call Cafe del Vino at 868-0732.

Searching for some family fun? The Full Moon Fire Bash will ignite the start of fun summer activities from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight at the Maui Mall in Kahului.

“Enjoy live performances at Maui Mall’s Center Stage as fire knife dancers display their athletic skill and unyielding bravery and Polynesian drummers and Tahitian dancers perform,” says pr person Louise Lumague. “Come early to take advantage of food, drinks, shopping and other services Maui Mall has to offer. Make sure to stick around afterwards for a photo op with our skilled performers.”

The Maui Mall restaurant outlets include Thailand Cuisine with Massaman curry and yum nuer beef salad: Baskin Robbins with 31 cooling flavors of ice cream for the whole gang; Da Shrimp Hale with crustaceans by the pound (do wear an apron); Genki Sushi with a high-tech revolving food display; IHOP with fluffy pancakes; Kahului Ale House with burgers, beer and sushi; Max’s Restaurant with a 75-year-old recipe for chicken; Oritsu Ramen for steaming bowls of soup and local fare; Pizza Hut for whole dine-in or take-away cheesy pies and slices; Siu’s Chinese Kitchen for gau gee, fried rice and beef with broccoli, Subway for its foot-long sandwiches; and Tasaka Guri Guri for frozen island treats.

Frida’s Mexican Beach House in Lahaina will take you south of the border with the Baja winemaker dinner Saturday night with barrel select tequila as a bonus to the ethnic feast. • The Maui News / CARLA TRACY photo

Frida’s Mexican Beach House in Lahaina will take you south of the border with the Baja winemaker dinner Saturday night with barrel select tequila as a bonus to the ethnic feast. • The Maui News / CARLA TRACY photo

Frida’s Mexican Beach House on Front Street in Lahaina will be rocking at 6:30 p.m. Saturday with a winemakers’ dinner with six-courses, six wines and barrel-select tequila. Ole!

Wines from Guadalupe Valley in Baja California in Mexico will be featured and winemakers Fernando Martain of Cavas Valmar, Tom Bracamontes of Corona del Valle, Alberto Rubio of Fluxu and Daniel Lonnberg of Emeve and more will be on hand for the event.

Their wines will be paired with authentic Mexican fare of Chef Sergio Perez. Cost is $49 plus tax and tip. Call 661-1287.

Of note is that these winemakers are on island to be featured at Kapalua Wine & Food Festival (see related story on page 14) at “Baja Mexican Magic: wine tasting and seminar from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and tickets are still available.

Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas offers half-off food in June for kaamaina at its Pulehu, an Italian Grill. Savor lobster risotto to veal Osso Buco. For reservations, call 667-3254

It’s Hemp History Week. Lahaina Town Party & Hempy Hour will be 5 p.m. Friday on Front Street; and the Hemp Fortified Food Forest Farm Tour at 8 a.m. Sunday at SimpliFresh Farms in Lahaina. Visit www.mauihempinstitute.org.

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