If you love Mudd pie, then you will go crazy over the new Tengu Kaanapali Pie that recently made the menu at Japengo in the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in West Maui.
"It's fast become our biggest seller," says Executive Chef Greg Grohowski, who just joined the Hyatt team here in May. "Our housemade ice cream and layers of brownies are topped with whipped sour cream, fresh raspberries, crushed macadamia nuts and sauces of caramel and chocolate."
The chef also flames pina colada creme at the table and now offers Surfing Goat Dairy cheesecake with guava icing.
In Kaanapali, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa’s new Executive Chef Greg Grohowski is wowing diners with desserts.
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"Because we offer sushi at Japengo, we've added a special of banana lumpia roll with chocolate ganache and light cayenne spice, deep fried and cut into pieces like sushi," he adds.
From the Hyatt in Irvine, Calif., the chef also says that the award-winning hotel chain is the first to go "all natural" with cage-free eggs and all-natural beef and chicken, and that menu items are "thoughtfully sourced and carefully served."
The Hyatt will also relaunch the popular Sushi Classes at Japengo from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday as well as Aug. 25.
"Join Japengo's team of expert sushi chefs to learn how to create signature sushi rolls from scratch," says Grohowski. "Classes are located in the chic sushi lounge and include hands-on instruction, sushi tasting, and non-alcoholic beverages."
Since its debut in December of 2010, Japengo has won many awards. "We are thrilled that Japengo has been so well-received," says Hyatt Maui's General Manager Michael Jokovich. "It offers an unparalleled culinary experience to please every palate. It's truly an honor to be recognized."
Japengo is open from 5 to 9:30 p.m. nightly with live entertainment.
For reservations or more details, call 667-4909.