Maui Food and Dining

Hook + Knife Debuts at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

October 10, 2018, 10:24 AM HST
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Offerings at the Hook + Knife dinner series at The Ritz Carlton, Kapalua. Courtesy photo.

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua invites guests to enliven the senses and enhance the palate through Hook + Knife, the resort’s recently inaugurated dinner series. Taking place nightly in the property’s reimagined Ulana Terrace, the exclusive pop-up dinner series features a special amalgamation of local and innovative dishes each created by the diversely talented Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua culinary team.

Embracing the essence of “Ulana,” meaning “to weave” in Native Hawaiian, Hook + Knife merges traditional local culture with unique and unexpected global influences to serve fusions of favorites grounded in steakhouse classics. Featuring the island’s fresh and high-quality ingredients, the Hook + Knife menu presents a selection of choice cuts of beef, freshly caught local seafood, sashimi and sushi, alongside a farm-fresh showcase of garden salads, Hawaiian seafood chowder, artisan cheeses and dessert selection.

A sampling of Hook + Knife menu items includes:

Ulana Tower
Grand assortment of oysters, shrimp, Alaskan King Crab legs, lobster tail, Ahi poke, salmon and Ahi sashimi

Charred Shishito Peppers
Grilled Shishitos holding a kick, Portuguese sausage, fingerling potatoes, and signature pineapple Umami jus


Upcountry Lavender-Rosemary Lamb Rack
Paired with Salsa Rosa


Island Snapper
8 oz grilled filet drizzled with a Lemongrass-Kona lobster curry butter

Raw Cut Duo Sashimi
Fresh Ahi tuna, salmon, and watermelon radish

Li Hing Mui Lahaina Mango BBQ Whole Chicken
Paired with chili-ginger broccolini, pickled mustard seeds, and Umami jus


Pele Goddess: The Forbidden Fruit Dessert
Local fruits and berries, green mint Sub Zero ice cream, with Li Hing Mui and homemade dragon fruit sorbet

Spearheaded by Executive Sous Chef Meredith Manee, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua culinary team has crafted a menu and world-class dining experience unlike any other.

Hook + Knife dinners take place nightly from 5 to 9 p.m. and are available only for a limited time. Reservations can be made by phone at 808-665-7089 or online on OpenTable.

During Wine Wednesdays at Hook + Knife, guest can enjoy half-off pricing of select bottles of wine every Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Guests can also save 50 percent on the signature Ulana Seafood Tower and Moet champagne by the glass, during Off the Hook Hours – 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. nightly.

For more information on these offerings and programming, please visit here.   The AAA Five-Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is a destination resort offering 463 newly-reimagined guestrooms, including 107 residential suites, with all new décor capturing Kapalua’s rich heritage and natural aloha. The Ritz-Carlton Spa®, Kapalua beckons with treatment rooms framed by private garden showers, volcanic stone grottos, steam, sauna and whirlpool therapies, outdoor couple’s hale (cabanas) and a fitness center and movement studio with spectacular ocean views. Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program offers all interest levels an array of outdoor activities from land to sea, led by trained naturalists.

The resort also features six dining experiences, enhanced indoor/outdoor meeting space, an inviting children’s pool and new, custom luxury cabanas. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is nestled on 54 acres and enveloped by the 22,000 acre Kapalua Resort, renowned for two championship golf courses, award-winning restaurants and the site of an historic pineapple plantation.

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