By Vanessa Wolf
Wailea is known for its award-winning culinary talent, delectable restaurants and celebrity chefs.
Starting today, a celebration of Wailea’s finest cuisine can be enjoyed for a special price at 19 participating resorts and restaurants through Saturday, June 1st.
The chefs and restaurants have created some three course, prix-fixe menus for just $29*, $39* or $49* per person (*depending on the restaurant). Beverages, tax and gratuity are not included.
Some restaurants have enhanced this promotion, creating specially priced wine pairings you can enjoy with your meal for an additional cost.
In addition, each participating restaurant will be making a contribution to the Maui Food Bank for each prix fixe entrée sold during Restaurant Week Wailea.
“Restaurant Week Wailea proudly supports the Maui Food Bank”, said Bud Pikrone, General Manager, Wailea Community Association. “Over the years thousands of dollars have been raised from each Restaurant Week Wailea celebration for the Maui Food Bank and we look forward to helping again this May.”
With 19 participating restaurants, guests can plan to sample something new every day.
Options include Ruth’s Chris Steak House $49 offering of soup or salad; Ruth’s famous filet, stuffed chicken breast, or fish of the day; one side and a choice of dessert.
Spago in the Four Seasons is offering a $49 feast of Upcountry greens or Kula sweet pea soup, local fresh catch “Hong Kong” style or roasted pork loin with Maui pineapple & papaya and a warm chocolate truffle cake for dessert.
Tommy Bahama ‘s has a $39 menu with Molokai sweet potato & ginger soup or Omapio greens & Kula strawberry salad; parmesan crusted Sanibel chicken, petit beef filet and lilikoi-glazed shrimp, or oolong tea steamed mahi mahi . this followed by Key Lime pie, Kula strawberry trifle or butterscotch pudding.
The Grand Wailea’s Alan Wong’s Amasia features an Asian pear salad or spicy tuna roll, an entrée quartet of soy braised short ribs, seafood won ton, shoyu duck bao bun and ahi meatball with “angry sauce” for $49.
Can you handle a few more menu descriptions?
Sure you can!
And in due course, you’ll be excited to hear that Capische?’s $49 offering includes the daily vegetarian soup or Adriatic mixed greens, Malama Farms pork ragu or Hawaiian catch, and a flourless “S’more” cake.
Nick’s Fishmarket Maui in the Kea Lani has a $49 spread starting with calamari fritte, fresh Hawaiian ceviche, Kalua pot stickers or soup or salad options.
The entrée choices include fresh island catch, grilled Hawaiian opah, Plack’s Greek chicken, or petite filet mignon followed by homemade apple streusel.
Gannon’s $49 menu also features an Asian pear salad or grilled asparagus salad, followed by the fresh island catch, lilikoi pork chop or tagliatelle pasta. Wash it all down with a chocolate pecan layer cake
On a super tight budget? Mulligan’s on the Blue has you covered with their $29 menu. It starts with potato leek soup or heirloom tomato salad. Then enjoy shepherd’s pie, seared ono, corned beef & cabbage, or lamb loin followed by a choice of desserts.
These pre-fixe menus are not valid with any other discount, coupons or promotion being offered at participating restaurants. Diners may contact each restaurant direct for reservations or book through Open Table, as advance reservations are strongly recommended.
We welcome your feedback. Please let us know if you hear of any new restaurants opening or reopening, total menu overhauls, or simply know of a hidden treasure you want to share. Have a restaurant you want reviewed (or re-reviewed)? Drop us a line – Vanessa(@mauinow.com)