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nick’s fishmarket celebrates 20 years! saturday, august 25 fundraiser for kihei charter schools

It’s a well-known truth that restaurants are a tough business- 60% do not make it past the first year and 80% go under in five. However, those odds vanish when a restaurant is led by Aaron Placourakis, an experienced and hands-on owner whose shared values are rooted in outstanding service, exceptional food, a welcoming environment and a strong connection to the community.

Nick’s Fishmarket Maui celebrates its 20th anniversary this month. True to its values, the restaurant is having a special event on Saturday, August 25 that is doubling as a fundraiser for the grand opening of Kihei Charter School’s new campus. Open to the public, guests will indulge in delicious food, action stations, champagne and wine bar, specialty cocktails and entertainment. Continue reading ‘nick’s fishmarket celebrates 20 years! saturday, august 25 fundraiser for kihei charter schools’


sunday brunch at humuhumu: lavish culinary spread meets incomparable ambiance

The Grand Wailea lives up to its name handsomely. From the opulent bougainvillea-punctuated waterfall that greets guests upon arrival; to the expansive lobby and exquisitely manicured grounds boasting Hawai‘i’s largest collection of fine art—including the renowned sculptures of Fernando Botero; to the network of gorgeous swimming pools and water activities; this resort is nothing short of top tier. Now visitors and locals alike can experience the ultimate brunch experience at the Grand’s magnificent Humuhumu restaurant on Sundays from 10:30am to 1pm.

The term “brunch,” a portmanteau of the words “breakfast” and “lunch,” was first coined in 1895 by writer Guy Beringer in the publication “Hunter’s Weekly.” He suggested, “Instead of England’s early Sunday dinner, a post-church ordeal of heavy meats and savory pies, why not a new meal, served around noon, that starts with tea or coffee, marmalade, and other breakfast fixtures, before moving along to the heavier fare? By eliminating the need to get up early on Sunday, brunch would make life brighter for Saturday-night carousers….” Continue reading ‘sunday brunch at humuhumu: lavish culinary spread meets incomparable ambiance’

brunching on the beach sundays at pacific’o

Your guests will love an oceanfront Sunday Brunch now offered every Sunday from 9:30am to 2pm at pacific’O on the beach at 505 Front Street in Lahaina Town. This unparalled beachfront setting is the perfect spot to celebrate and relax with friends and family this summer.

Savory treats like O‘o Farms Kimchee Avocado Toast, slices of nine grain bread perfectly toasted and topped with housemade kimchee, organic avocado and crunchy O‘o farm radishes ($13). The pacific‘O Loco Moco starts with “Fried rice tots”, layered with caramelized Maui onion gravy, organic poached egg and choice of Pork Belly, Kaua‘i grass fed beef or house made sausage ($17). Indulge your sweet tooth with their Warm Banana Bread made fresh daily and served with whipped cream ($9) or Cornflake French Toast with agave maple syrup, butter and berries ($13).
The brunch menu is rounded out with a Juicy 1/2 pound Maui beef burger ($20.50) and a Ginger Fresh Fish with ginger crust, peanut sauce, sweet Thai chili sauce, Kula vegetables, and rice ($19.50).

Now we are hungry! We are looking forward to heading to pacific‘O at 505 Front Street, Lahaina this weekend for Sunday Brunch from 9:30am to 2pm, please call 667-4341 for more information.

gannon’s restaurant in wailea: elegant country club ambiance; no membership required

Chef Beverly (Bev) Gannon is a Maui culinary legend. Born Beverly Shanbaum, in Dallas, Texas, she originally worked in the entertainment industry as road manager for singer Liza Minnelli, actress Joey Heatherton, and entertainer Ben Vereen. But after several years on the road, Bev found herself burned out.

So she turned to her passion—cooking—and enrolled in London’s Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School. After that, she studied under acclaimed chefs Marcella Hazan and Jacques Pepin, then started up a catering business in Dallas.

In 1980, she and then-boyfriend Joe Gannon (they married a year later), a rock and roll lighting legend, moved to Maui, where Chef Bev started a catering business in her home kitchen in Makawao called “Fresh Approach,” now known as “Celebrations Catering,” the longest-running catering business on the island. Continue reading ‘gannon’s restaurant in wailea: elegant country club ambiance; no membership required’

an après-sun experience at the cliff house in kapalua

Montage Kapalua Bay welcomes back the Champagne Hale at Cliff House, a pop-up bar and lounge for guests and locals to experience the finest Maui sunsets while enjoying a variety of Champagnes perfectly paired with an innovative dining menu. Veuve Clicquot Rich also returns exclusively to the Champagne Hale, the only venue in Hawaii to pour this refreshing Champagne cocktail. Summer dates are June 22 to September 2 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm (excluding Saturday, August 4). Continue reading ‘an après-sun experience at the cliff house in kapalua’

Koa 156°: a high degree of deliciousness

When partners Seth Adams and Bryce Sorenson of S&A Hospitality purchased the oceanfront restaurant on Front Street in Lahaina formerly known as Koa’s Seaside Grill, they rebranded the establishment as Koa 156°, paying homage to its longitudinal coordinate of 156°W. Along with the new name came a new executive chef: Dan Vesey, who made a name for himself as chef de cuisine at the historic Riverhorse on Main, Park City, Utah’s top-rated restaurant. With 16 consecutive Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Awards, Riverhorse on Main is lauded by restaurant critics and the dining public alike as one of North America’s top culinary destinations, and a Park City culinary gem. Continue reading ‘Koa 156°: a high degree of deliciousness’

37th annual kapalua wine & food festival

The 37th Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival returns June 7-10, 2018 for a magical weekend on the shores of the Kapalua Resort. This annual ‘migration’ brings together oenophiles, gourmands and enthusiasts of the good life to celebrate, learn and experience the finest culinary trends and viniculture.

Highlights of the weekend include interactive wine tasting seminars:

  • Regional focused seminars – Santa Maria Valley, International Wines/Hungary, Italy, Romania.
  • Varietal focused seminars – World Famous Pinot Noir, World Cabernet Franc.
  • Historical focus – Scions of the Vine – second and third generation winemakers.

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