Looking for an entertaining dinner show this New year's Eve?
Ka'anapali Beach Hotel will present the Magical Maui New Year's Eve Party in its Kanahele Room.
Check-in time is 8:30 p.m. Friday and the party ends at 1 a.m. Ring in 2011 with the excitement of Kupanaha: The Magic Show Dinner Theater's a mythical extravaganza of world-class illusions and Hawaiian legends, starring husband-and-wife team Jody and Kathleen Baran.
Kathleen and Jody Baran are a wife-and-husband team who will delight you with their Magical Maui New year’s Eve Party in Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel’s Kanahele Room Friday evening.
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The evening includes an arrival mai tai, gourmet three-course dinner, and pre-show hosted beer and wine. It will also feature dancing, contests, party favors, balloon drop, a champagne toast at midnight and an early- morning breakfast.
Created by the hotel's Executive Chef Tom Muromoto and his culinary staff, the dinner features entree choices such as fresh island snapper, shrimp and steak combo, grilled chicken with shrimp combo, or tofu with sauteed veggies.
Prices are $175 for Gold Circle seating (front row tables), and $155 for the adult general seating. Kamaaina and children's prices are also available. Complimentary self parking will be offered. For reservations, call 667-0128.
In addition, the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel will present its New Year's Eve Celebration Supper with seatings from 6 to 9 p.m. in its open-air Tiki Terrace.
Guests may feast on Chef Muromoto's award-winning Taste of Lahaina dishes in the four-course feast, including items that won Best Seafood, Best Entree and Best in Show at the event.
The menu includes shrimp poke salad, seafood Lawalu, Ko'ala lamb chops, seared opakapaka stuffed with crab and more. Then you may finish the meal with decadent award-winning specialties of banana caramel eruption or chocolate fudge cake. The full course dinner is $55 per adult, $35 for children (ages 6-12). Children 5 years and younger dine free (one child per paid adult). Call 667-0124.
Those who are hot to trot for New Year's Eve and have money to burn (for a great cause, of course) should book tickets to the $500 per person benefit bash at Mala Wailea, located oceanfront in Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. Remember to bring enough for tax and tip.
You may select items from the special menu for your own four-course feast and you'll also get beer, wine, soda and a toast of champagne at midnight. Beneficiaries are the Maui Arts & Cultural Center and the Maui Food Bank.
But the real draw is the entertainment. The confirmed artists so far this year are the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, Alice Cooper, James Hetfield of Metallica, Pat Simmons of the Doobie Brothers and Michael Kroeger of Nickelback.
Entree choices are Snake River Farms Kobe rib-eye steak in herb-shallot butter, all natural Angus filet mignon and spiny lobster tail, and miso-marinated local opakapaka over purple mashed potatoes.
"The $500 ticket price is so we can really raise some money," says Mala Wailea's Moki Chong Kee.
In addition, there is limited seating in the lounge with separate prices and menus. You will hear, but not see, the musicians. For reservations, call 875-9394.
Another fun New Year's Eve event will be in Kihei at Stella Blues Cafe. Enjoy music by John Cruz and his band, seven-course dinner, and champagne toast and midnight for $100 per person.
Dinner is at 8 p.m., followed by the show at 10 p.m. The menu includes seared scallop in cilantro-lime drizzle, mushroom risotto, cream of asparagus soup with blue crab, Kula greens salad, fresh local fish, intermezzo of mango sorbet, filet of tenderloin and white chocolate cheesecake. For reservations, call 874-3779.
Kaanapali's Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa will get you and your whole family into a party mood with the New Year's Eve Epicurean Journey, an all-you-can-eat buffet from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at its Black Rock Steak & Seafood.
Start at the antipasto station, packed with imported and cured meats and cheeses, olives and garlic breads. Salads are long beans with toasted almonds, watercress and smoked salmon, prosciutto-wrapped papaya and Chinese chicken. Seafood on ice will be hamachi, oysters, Kauai prawns and rock shrimp. From the grill will come fresh island mahimahi, opakapaka in soy glaze, steamed crab legs and coconut shrimp.
Chefs will hand carve roast turkey, prime rib of beef, and honey-crusted ham. Other hot highlights are creamy corn kernels, and medley of garden vegetables. Desserts such as red-velvet cake and black-forest brownies top it all off.
Cost is $89 adults, $34.50 children 12 to 16, and $17.25 children 5 to 11. For more details, call 661-0031.
For New Year's Eve, Capische? invites you to come to the place where "Northern Italy meeting Southern France at the top of Wailea."
Situated at the top of the hill inside Hotel Wailea, Capische? offers romantic views and a seven-course feast. Special hours will be from 5 to 10 p.m.
For $150 per person, plus tax and tip, you will be treated to a cheese flan with crispy prosciutto, fried oyster with Kula corn and squash succotash, and ono gravlax with house tortellini and braised fennel. Other courses include butternut-squash risotto, an intermezzo of sorbet and entree choices such as rib-eye cap or pesto-crusted fresh Hawaiian catch. Dessert will be a sampler of Capische?'s favorite offerings. For party reservations, call 879-2224.
Pineapple Grill at Kapalua will ring in the New Year Friday with seatings from 5 to 10 p.m. and festive food specials in addition to its regular menu.
Chef Ryan Luckey will entice you with special appetizers such as a half-dozen baked Washington oysters with applewood-smoked bacon and anise cream; and seafood cocktail martini packed with lobster, king crab and shrimp in spicy sauce.
Entree selections will include pan-roasted Hawaiian snapper in champagne butter, surf 'n' turf and jumbo Atlantic scallops with risotto. Scotty Rotten and Avi Ronen will play tunes from 8 to 11 p.m. For Pineapple Grill, call 669-9600.
The Molokini Bar & Grille in Makena Beach & Golf Resort will be a quiet oasis to ring in 2011.
Savor a three-course gourmet menu by Executive Chef Marc McDowell that includes lobster, crab and tomato Napoleon, Kula mixed greens or confit of duck. Entree choices are rack of lamb, grilled snapper or filet of beef. Desserts are mango cheesecake or creme brulee. Cost is $62 adults, $84 with wine pairing, and $30 children 6 to 12. For reservations, call 874-1111.
*This article contains a correction to the one originally publshed on December 30, 2010. Prices for the all-you-can-eat buffet at the Black Rock Steak & Seafood restaurant at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa are: $89 for adults, $34.50 for children 12 to 16 years old; and $17.25 for children 5 to 11 years old. Children ages 4 and younger are free with a paying adult.
For more details, call 661-0031. The prices listed on Page S19 on Thursday in the Maui Scene were incorrect.
The Maui News apologizes for the errors.