Fleetwood’s Hits the Three-year Mark with a Big Bash
[flashvideo file=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1mQE1K9UOE /] By Kiaora Bohlool
It’s been three years since legendary drummer Mick Fleetwood opened his restaurant in Lahaina. Now, Fleetwood’s on Front Street has a grand plan to celebrate, all weekend long.
Plan to start the party early? So do they. There’s a Throwback Thursday dance party on the restaurant’s rooftop patio from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. tonight, with deejay Gary O’Neal and “oldies” from around the year 2000.
Friday, August 21 features a Leather & Lace party to kick off the anniversary weekend, with a another rooftop dance party, this time to the live music of Maui’s own Kona Storm from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear their best “Leather & Lace,” the title of a popular song by Stevie Nicks, who joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975. If you get there early, happy hour runs 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
On Saturday, August 22, “Elvis” enters the building in a Burnin’ Love show from 7:15 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the rooftop. Award-winning singer Darren Lee will perform as Elvis, in a show that’s known to be among Mick Fleetwood’s favorites.
A four-course dinner comes with that show, with offerings inspired by places Elvis used to live. They include chicken and waffles (Memphis) and steak au poivre (Hollywood), and even Executive Chef Eric Morrissette’s take on Elvis’ favorite sandwich, with a Peanut Butter Brûlée and Banana Tartlet for dessert.
Package prices for dinner and the show on Saturday range from $110 to $160.
As for Sunday August 23, the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band will take to the rooftop stage to perform with recording artist Gretchen Rhodes and other local musicians. Rooftop doors open at 6 p.m. with music by the House Shakers, then a four-course dinner service begins up there at 6:30 p.m.
The menu includes chilled jumbo shrimp, summer melon salad, a petite filet and Mahi Mahi combo, and Fleetwood’s signature pineapple rum cake. There’s also a vegetarian option with roasted cauliflower and butternut squash.
Elvis, performed again by Darren Lee, leads off the show at 7:45 p.m., then Mick Fleetwood takes the stage for an anniversary toast and live music until 9:30 p.m.
There are six different packages that include the Sunday show and dinner. Prices start at $133 for cabana seating and a standing-room show with television monitors, and run up to $503 for the Rockstar Package, which provides center-stage seating in Mick Fleetwood’s private section, along with autographed copies of his biography “Play On” and a Fleetwood Mac CD.