Stella Blues Cafe in Kihei is proving to be much more than just a family-friendly breakfast, lunch and dinner hot spot. This year, The Maui News' readers voted it "Best Restaurant on Maui," and it has packed the house on occasion with entertainers such as Mick Fleetwood and friends on the stage in the back room.
These days, partners and siblings Cindy Eiting and Kale Boverman have introduced their new Supper Club series in the 60-seat back room, complete with a four-course meal and entertainment by island musicians Barry Flanagan of Hapa and Eric Gilliom of Island Rumours Band.
A host of media and concierge guests were invited to check it out last week and fun was had by all who attended.
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Partner Kale Boverman greets diners in the foyer of his winter wonderland at Azeka II?Shopping Center in Kihei. Christmas Day, he’ll feature a turkey dinner for $24 and other a la carte selections.
"Kale and I are proud to introduce our new dinner theater, Stella's Supper Club," Cindy says. "We've booked Barry and Eric for every Saturday night throughout January and February."
"Barry and I feel like we've found a home for our show," says Gilliom, looking as buff as ever as he trains for an upcoming movie role. "Stella Blues is just awesome. It's got great food and a proper room for this type of show. This is where we'll 'park it' in the next two months. Come one and come all and have a good time."
As for the food, "Each week, the chef will prepare a different four-course dinner," says Cindy. "Our restaurant features beef from Maui Cattle Co. and fresh local fish. Special dietary needs can also be met upon request from customers."
On a recent evening, guests started with shrimp ceviche in a martini glass and tortilla chips for dipping, followed by organic Kula greens in herb vinaigrette.
Entree choices were surf (four skewered prawns in Szechwan sauce) and turf (New York sirloin) with chive mashed potatoes and asparagus; or pan-roasted mahimahi in pineapple-ginger cream sauce with mashed potatoes and mixed veggies. Dessert was an ice-cream snowball rolled in mac nuts and set in a crisp phyllo cup.
Cost of the dinner show is $60 per person. Drinks, tax and gratuity are extra. Dinner seating is at 6 p.m. and the musicians start to play at 7:30 p.m.
Christmas Day, Stella's regular breakfast menu will be served from 7:30 a.m. to noon; and a special limited menu will be served from 2 to 9 p.m. It's all a la carte and casual, but reservations are suggested. Salads range from Waldorf to Caesar, and entrees include traditional turkey dinner, crab-stuffed mahi and prime rib along with yellow curry, fresh catch and a keiki menu.
For reservations, call 874-3779.