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Wailea Restaurant Week Happening Now

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By Vanessa Wolf

Tommy Bahama's Key Lime Pie. Courtesy photo.

Tommy Bahama’s Key Lime Pie. Courtesy photo.

Anxious to try out Ka’Ana Kitchen in the new Andaz resort but don’t want to blow your budget?

From now until Saturday, Nov. 9, you can indulge at some of the island’s finest restaurants for a special price during Wailea Restaurant Week.

Newcomers Ka’Ana Kitchen at the Andaz and Fabiani’s Wailea Pizzeria in the Wailea Gateway Center brings this year’s offerings up to a whopping 21 restaurants, the most ever.

There are three pricing tiers to choose from.


For $29, you can enjoy a three-course meal at

  • Fabiani’s Wailea Pizzeria
  • Gannon’s
  • Joe’s Bar and Grill
  • Manoli’s Pizza Company or
  • Mulligans on the Blue

RWW Logo May 2013L finalFor $39, a three-course (or even four in the case of Longhi’s) meal can be yours at

  • Pita Paradise Wailea Bistro
  • Bistro Molokini
  • Longhi’s Wailea
  • Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman

Still not satiated? $49 specials are available at

  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House
  • Spago
  • Tommy Bahama
  • Alan Wong’s Amasia
  • Capische?
  • DUO Steak and Seafood
  • Humuhumunukunukukuapua’a
  • Ka’Ana Kitchen
  • KAI Wailea
  • Ko
  • Mala Wailea
  • Nick’s Fishmarket Maui

Chef Franco Alpizar of Fabiani’s Wailea is offering bruschetta or vegetable white bean soup, osso buco lobster ravioli in creme Rosa sauce, and tiramisu or panna cotta for $29.


Down the street, Executive Chef Danny LeBag of Mulligan’s on the Blue is serving lobster bisque or a chopped salad of romaine lettuce, bacon, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, avocado, and house made buttermilk blue cheese dressing; Gaelic steak, a 10 oz. New York strip steak with scalloped potatoes, asparagus and Irish whiskey cream sauce
 or Atlantic salmon with caper lemon beurre blanc, sautéed spinach and Irish chive potato cake, and Βailey’s chocolate mousse or Finnegan’s pie for the same price.

Executive Chef Johnny Arabatzis of Pita Paradise Wailea Bistro is offering American Greek salad, grilled eggplant pitza or soutzoukakia (lamb & beef meatball on a stick with caramelized onions); chargrilled rib eye steak with asparagus and cilantro rice; shrimp fettuccini with sautéed button mushroom, caramelized onions, and alfredo sauce or Johnny’s fresh fish special alongside traditional baklava or flourless chocolate tort for $39.

Ko's Oishi Sushi with spicy tuna. Courtesy photo

Ko’s Oishi Sushi with spicy tuna. Courtesy photo.

Longhi’s aforementioned $39 four-course menu is prepared by Chef Roger Hampton and starts with a choice of seared beef tenderloin carpaccio with aioli or ahi poke, followed by a Longhi Longhi Salad of baby romaine, reggiano parmesan cheese, homemade garlic croutons, and lemon-feta vinaigrette.

For the main course, enjoy island spiced ahi seared with white wine and butter sauté, island spices, garlic, ali’i mushrooms and cilantro; lobster cannelloni with Maine lobster and ceamy ricotta cheese wrapped with fresh pasta and béchamel sauce or scallops Longhi with fresh jumbo scallops sautéed in white whine, butter and lemon juice, served on toasted garlic bread, diced tomatoes, and fresh basil; and the icing on the cake: a tropical dessert sampling of haupia pie and mango cheesecake.


Chef Brian Etheredge of Capische? is serving Adriatic mixed greens
 with grilled red onion and olive vinaigrette, kula shaved vegetables, and feta; kabocha pumpkin gnocchi with garden vegetables and sage brown butter; grilled Maui catch with Meyer lemon emulsion, cherry tomatoes, and herb salad); or Hawaiian ranchers beef (Haiku tomatoes, local greens, aged balsamic) followed by flourless chocolate cake or Wailea organic fruit sorbet for $49.

Wailea’s newest restaurant, Ka’Ana Kitchen, finds Chef Brent Martin serving his own $49 offering of grilled rib eye cap with Thai basil and chili-lime peanut or watermelon salad (feta, horseradish, arugula, candied walnuts) followed by a choice of
 kampachi bacon served with abalone risotto and an Onsen egg or ahi #1 center cut with tomato, Kula sofrito, piquillo peppers, watercress. Dessert offers a choice of chocolate custard or surfing goat cheese cake with Kula strawberries.

The special pricing isn’t the only reason to take advantage of Wailea Restaurant Week: purchases benefit the Maui Food Bank.

Not sure where to start? Full menus can be viewed online.

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