The Leis Family Class Act restaurant at University of Hawaii Maui College has resumed service after a short spring break.
The public may dine there for lunch Wednesdays and Fridays with seatings from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Multicourse lunches are featured and you may bring your own wine.
The restaurant is located upstairs in Maui Culinary Academy's Paina building, overlooking the north shore and Kahului Harbor.
Second semester student Chelsee Anderson is originally from Las Vegas but has lived on Maui for seven years.
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"It's over the top, as good as it gets," gushed one diner on a comment card. "It takes a whole college to dish it up at this level."
Diners are all invited to give the students grades on the comment cards.
"The service was very well done, especially since it was the front of the houses on the first day. It's very impressive," wrote one diner.
"Food excellent. Server seemed overwhelmed and confused at times," says another. "A little too much time between courses but dessert was great."
"The students get instantaneous feedback," says Chef Instructor Kyle Kawakami. "Our customers are very critical and it's good for them to hear both good and bad comments."
The multicourse meal always includes an amuse bouche such as Maui Gold pineapple tempura, starter such as curried duck lumpia, soup or salad and entree from steamed opakapaka to loco-moco reinvented. Dessert and ice tea is are included. Cost is $30 plus tax and tip. Call 984-3280.