Dining Out

Ritzy concepts

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is ramping up its restaurant concepts with the debut of ‘ai ‘ono tacos + tequila for lunch and daytime pupu by the pool in The Banyan Tree lounge and patio area. Savor tacos such as the Red Rooster with harissa chicken and lime-cilantro sour cream; the Pailolo ...

Food, fun pounding at East Maui Taro Festival

The 26th annual East Maui Taro Festival will be pounding with food, fun, live music and Hawaiian culture from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Hana Ball Park. Admission is free to this family-friendly event popular with locals and visitors alike. The event focuses on “kalo,” or “taro,” as ...

Sansei

“Dress casual, bring a smile, relax and enjoy the adventure of dining at our restaurants.” — Chef-owner D.K. Kodama With two restaurants on Maui and one each in Waikiki, the Big Island and Seattle, Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar continues to roll as a cutting-edge dining ...

‘Cooking Hawaiian Style’

Want to have a cameo appearance on one of Hawaii’s most popular culinary programs? How about savor a gourmet dinner at the celebration of its 100th episode at one of the state’s top resorts? The ninth season of “Cooking Hawaiian Style” will be filmed at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & ...

YOU can be a judge at ‘Battle of the Booze II’

Shearwater Tavern in Kihei will present a craft beer versus fine wine showdown called “Battle of the Booze II” on Wednesday. The reception kicks off at 6 p.m. Dinner follows at 6:30 p.m. Shearwater Tavern Executive Chef Carl Yeh and its Honolulu sister restaurant Vino Italian Tapas & ...

The Pint & Cork

With a name like “The Pint & Cork,” the establishment puts it right out there that it’s the place to imbibe in a premium spirit or swirl a fine glass of wine. Beer? It’s not in the name, but craft selections rotate on tap and bottles abound. Situated in The Shops at Wailea, The ...

Easter Eats

As usual, restaurant seats on Easter Sunday are selling out faster than a hare hops. Follow his fast pace and hurry to make reservations. Requests or needs should be addressed at this time, rather than at busy hostess stands in the holiday rush. WEST MAUI Gather the ohana for the ...

‘Maui County Fair meets Ritz’ at Celebration of the Arts

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will host its signature cultural event, Celebration of the Arts, Friday and Saturday at the resort. The theme for the 2018 festival is “Ma Ka Hana Ka ‘Ike . . . In Work There is Knowledge.” Events will flow throughout the Ritz with Hawaii’s most revered ...

Grand Taste: ‘Dine Around’ at Ag Fest in one convenient spot

Thousands of Maui residents and visitors will saddle up to Waikapu from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, for the Maui County Agricultural Festival. It’s a family-friendly affair, casual and fun. Bring eco-friendly shopping bags and your appetites as well. The prime event to raise ...

SLAINTE!

Searching for that pint of fun at the end of the Maui rainbow? Then say, “Slainte!” Irish for “to good health!” at St. Paddy’s Day celebrations in select establishments island wide. Do wear green, or you may just get pinched. And brush up on famous Emerald Isle songs such as ...

Hyatt rolls out next Maui Tastemakers

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa’s signature Japengo restaurant in Kaanapali will kick off its 2018 Maui Tastemakers series with a sake-pairing Aipono Dinner on March 24. The five-course meal by Japengo Chef de Cuisine Gevin Utrillo and Sushi Chef Jin Hosono will be paired with craft sake ...

Humu Humu

Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is making a big splash with its Sunday Brunch on the Reef that launched at its famed Humuhumunukunukuapua‘a restaurant in December. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it twice and can’t wait to savor it again. The third time will be the charm to decide if ...

Let the … good times roll

Masks and beads and feathers, oh my! When Maui AIDS Foundation hosts its annual Mardi Gras Gala on Feb. 24, attendees will be dressed in both dapper and outrageous costumes. Yes, the island will meet New Orleans at Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea. VIP seating starts at 6 p.m., featuring a ...

Blue Zones Project to feature Maui Tempeh demo Friday at Kahului mall

The community is invited to join the Blue Zones Project for a healthful cooking demonstration from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center in Kahului. The cooking demo is part of a monthly series of events held on the second Friday of every month at QKC’s Center Court and is ...

Ku‘uipo: Meal inspirations for your ‘sweetheart,’ or:

Want to take the apple of your eye, your main squeeze, your “ku‘uipo,” or “sweetheart,” out to a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner? Maui chefs aim to please with a tantalizing array of dinner options. Here are some of Maui Scene’s favorites listed by geographical areas of the ...

Super Bowl grindz

When the New England Patriots battle the Philadelphia Eagles this Super Bowl Sunday, armchair quarterbacks can thoroughly kick back as chefs will be tackling fun menus and take-out platters for you. Watch the big game at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului and enjoy free admission. ...

Explore the North shore

Last week, I got out of my Central Maui groove and drove past salt-sprayed Hookipa Beach Park with its mountainous surf, dipped into verdant Maliko Gulch with views of Haleakala and climbed and took a right on Haiku Road past towering Cook Pines. My first stop was in the Aloha Aina Center in ...

‘Then & Now’ — Sheraton Maui celebrates 55th anniversary

It’s hard to believe that the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is turning 55 years young on Tuesday. Yes, the Kaanapali resort is celebrating its anniversary with special “Then & Now” dinner offerings available at its signature restaurant, the Black Rock Kitchen, today through ...

Longhi’s Legacy

Who remembers the original Longhi’s Lahaina “menu” presented verbally by smooth-as-silk servers sporting T-shirts with “w.t.f” on the sleeves? Well, speed up to 2018 and Longhi’s has come a long way, baby, while still standing by its philosophy of quality ingredients. “We ...

Churrascaria: Brazil meets Maui

It’s hot, hot, hot and tasty, too. The new Market Night Hawaiian Churrascaria, based on the Brazilian concept of meat brought to your table and served in front of you, now sizzles at DUO Steak & Seafood at the Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea on Fridays. Meats keep coming to your ...