Roy Yamaguchi’s New Concept Debuts at Marriott
Celebrated chef and pioneer of Hawai‘i regional cuisine brings his new internationally influenced, Hawaiian-inspired restaurant concept to Wailea
Humble Market Kitchin by Roy Yamaguchi makes its global debut at the newly reimagined Wailea Beach Resort – Marriott, Maui.
As part of the resort’s $100 million renovation, the arrival of Wailea’s highly-anticipated restaurant serves as the property’s signature dining venue, led by celebrated Chef Roy Yamaguchi. The casually sophisticated dining experience features an internationally-influenced menu inspired by Japanese, Filipino, Chinese and Hawaiian cultures.
Perched on one of the highest points at the resort, the restaurant draws influence from the resort’s reimagined identity and coveted shoreline location. Its open layout features indoor/outdoor seating; sweeping views of the Pacific; and textures, surfaces and colors that reflect the surrounding mountains and ocean, creating a strong sense of place.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Chef Roy to bring his newest culinary concept and one of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the year to Maui,” said Thomas Foti, general manager of Wailea Beach Resort – Marriott, Maui. “Humble Market Kitchin is a perfect match for our newly transformed resort. We look forward to welcoming guests and the local community to a new epicurean destination on the southern shores of the island.”
Credited as the pioneer of the Hawaii Regional Cuisine movement, Yamaguchi owes his deep connection to Maui to his grandfather. Having grown up in Japan, the James Beard award-winner spent childhood summers in Wailuku, Maui where he volunteered at his grandfather’s general store. During those formative years, Yamaguchi gained an appreciation for the fresh ingredients and multicultural flavors of Hawaii.
The menu at Humble Market Kitchin pays tribute to these influences through signature offerings such as a special poke recipe prepared tableside, a raw bar featuring local seafood, an inventive sushi menu with one-of-a-kind rolls and local, line-caught whole fish preparations.
“I am excited to partner with Wailea’s newest resort as I endeavor to honor my grandfather with Humble Market Kitchin,” said Yamaguchi. “It brings me great joy to return to Maui, a beloved island that helped nurture my love of cooking and introduced me to the bounty of the sea and local purveyors. I am honored to create a place for others to come together to build their own memories over an extraordinary meal and drinks.”
Humble Market Kitchin is open for breakfast and dinner, offering inspired delights of Hawaiian, Asian and American-style options. In the evenings, the restaurant’s Wai Bar transforms into Wailea’s most sought after setting for sunset cocktails and late night gatherings for guests and locals alike. Three private dining rooms, seating up to 44 guests, are suited to host small gatherings, celebrations or corporate dining. Adjacent to Humble Market Kitchin is the Makai Ocean View Ballroom, an ideal venue for larger affairs that offers direct access into the restaurant.
The new Wailea Beach Resort – Marriott, Maui is located at the ocean’s edge on 22 acres of Maui’s southern shores, framed by two white sand beaches. Rates start at $519 per night. For more information, please call 808-879-1922 or visit the Wailea Beach Resort website. For reservations at Humble Market Kitchin, call 808-879-4655. Follow Wailea Beach Resort – Marriott, Maui on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WaileaBeachResortMarriottMaui and Instagram and Twitter at @waileamarriott.