Archive for the 'food + wine maui' Category

maui tropical plantation + the mill house: celebrating maui’s agricultural bounty

Publisher’s note: We want to express our sincere apologies to Maui Tropical Plantation and The Mill House, as the story had a printing error last month. We are re-running the story in its entirety this issue.

If it’s been a while since you suggested Maui Tropical Plantation (MTP) to guests, or even visited yourself, you’ll definitely want to add it to your list of must-do experiences. Over the past few years, MTP has undergone an extraordinary and exciting transformation. Showcasing our island’s extensive agricultural history and bounty, today MTP has something to offer the entire family, with its variety of activities, enticing food and beverage options, and drop-dead gorgeous views of the West Maui mountains. And plentiful free parking, plus no admission fee, make MTP even easier to recommend.

The best way to orient oneself after arriving at MTP is to ride the Tropical Express, a fun, educational narrated tram tour that loops around the idyllic lagoon. The 45-minute ride departs on the hour seven times per day, and costs $24 for adults; $12 for keiki 3-12 years old (age 2 years and under rides for free on a parent’s lap). Continue reading ‘maui tropical plantation + the mill house: celebrating maui’s agricultural bounty’

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four seasons resort maui unveils modern tropical lobby lounge

Four Seasons Resort Maui’s destination bar now offers guests an immersive local experience, starting with an innovative cocktail program that reinvents Hawaiian classics.

Helmed by star mixologist Ben Yabrow, the newly reimagined Lobby Lounge at Four Seasons Resort Maui is a celebration of the diverse and colourful flavours and flora of Maui. Featuring what he c­­alls a “modern tropical” craft cocktail program, Yabrow has curated a stunning collection of original creations and imaginative interpretations of classic tropical cocktails. Continue reading ‘four seasons resort maui unveils modern tropical lobby lounge’

ruth’s chris steak house: concierge referral program, happy hour, wine dinner + more!

When you refer your guests to dine at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, concierge and guest service professionals will receive $50 Ruth’s Chris gift card for every 25 guests referred. Please call Lahaina (661-8815) or Wailea (874-8880) locations to make a reservation for your guests and mention your full name and property, referrals are tracked and awarded monthly. Continue reading ‘ruth’s chris steak house: concierge referral program, happy hour, wine dinner + more!’

banyan tree at the ritz-carlton kapalua: gorgeously reimagined and firmly rooted in local ingredients

The recently transformed Banyan Tree restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua led by new Head Chef Isabelle “Bella” Toland, pays tribute to its namesake by rooting itself in the traditions and ingredients of our ‘aina (land). In ancient Hawaiian culture, land was regarded as the provider of everything: food, shelter over your head, and a place to plant your feet and stand firm. Chef Bella’s vibrant new menu embraces that spirit and invites diners on a journey to discover the roots of the land, ­while incorporating the island’s most unique and sustainable ingredients. And the restaurant’s metamorphosis pays homage to the history of banyan trees in Hawai‘i as a gathering place to meet and share a meal. Continue reading ‘banyan tree at the ritz-carlton kapalua: gorgeously reimagined and firmly rooted in local ingredients’

champagne hale at cliff house returns this summer at montage kapalua bay

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. The Summer Champagne Hale dates are Thursdays through Sundays from 4pm to 7:30pm, June 20 – September 1, 2019 (excluding July 25 & August 8).

Set beachfront atop picturesque Kapalua Bay, guests and locals will experience island lifestyle at its finest at Champagne Hale at Cliff House. The Champagne Hale was created to encapsulate the natural beauty of the surrounding area and the spirit of Maui. A historic venue nestled on the cliffs of Namalu Bay, Champagne Hale at Cliff House offers the perfect spot to unwind after a day at the beach or exploring the island; the lounge is filled with greenery and celebrates island living with a Veuve Clicquot twist. Continue reading ‘champagne hale at cliff house returns this summer at montage kapalua bay’

fire it up! grand wailea serves up meats, seafood, bourbon & more july 19-21, 2019

A live-fire food, wine, beer, and bourbon event, Fire It Up! is deliciously curated to showcase Hawai‘i’s bountiful meats, seafood and produce cooked exclusively with fire. Bringing together culinary stars from around the country for a weekend of oceanfront indulgence.

Sea to Fire
Friday, July 19, 2019
6:30pm – 9:30pm

Makai (ocean) inspired live-fire culinary event honoring Hawai‘i’s ancient connection to the ocean and its bounty. Featuring the freshest seafood paired with fine wine, saké & spirits along with live musical entertainment from Makana. Participating chefs: Jonathan Waxman, Michael & Bryan Voltaggio, Xavier Salomon, Tadashi Yoshino, Hubert Keller, Alvin Savella, and Ed Kenney. Continue reading ‘fire it up! grand wailea serves up meats, seafood, bourbon & more july 19-21, 2019’

mala ocean tavern: new(ish) owners cooking up exciting things

The funky pistachio-green exterior of MALA Ocean Tavern belies what awaits when you step inside this iconic oceanfront restaurant that’s been serving up delectable food and gorgeous sunsets for 15 years. Established in 2004 by Mark Ellman, one of the founders of Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine, along with wife Judy and daughters Ariana and Michelle, MALA is renowned for its distinctive brand of Mediterranean and Pacific Rim cuisine.

Until last November, the Ellman Family presided over a powerhouse trifecta of Lahaina restaurants which, besides MALA, included two adjacent dining establishments: Honu Seafood & Pizza and Frida’s Mexican Beach House. In a surprise move, the Ellmans sold MALA to the bright, ambitious (and successful) owners of Down the Hatch­­, also in Lahaina. Since then, these new(ish) owners have taken the MALA ball and run with it. Big time. Continue reading ‘mala ocean tavern: new(ish) owners cooking up exciting things’


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