Maui Food And Dining

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue extends Maui wildfire relief into the holiday season 

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue announced it is extending its “Purchase A Meal” community initiative through the holidays as it continues efforts to provide relief to wildfire survivors on Maui.

2023 Four Seasons Resort Maui festive line-up, holiday programming schedule

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea invites guests to its holiday season festivities, featuring the grand reopening of Ferraro’s Restaurant, the Love for Lāhainā Grand Tasting event, and a host of holiday experiences and celebrations.

Top 20 things to do on Maui, Nov. 16-26: Jeff Hellmer jazz quartet, slack key guitarist Kevin Brown, Winter Craft Fair, 50th Senior Fair

For entertainment this week on Maui, there are performances by the Great American Jazz Piano Competition finalist Jeff Hellmer & Friends, three-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano winner Kevin Brown and Maui Prep actors in Beauty and the Beast, as well as a Winter Craft Fair and the 50th Maui County Senior Fair.

From bean to bar: UH alum turned international chocolatier

Mānoa Chocolate’s name originated from the Hawaiian word mānoa which means solid, vast and depth. Butterbaugh found this name fitting: it summed up his goal to (1) make chocolate with deep, complex flavor profiles, and (2) create a vast impact on Hawaiʻi’s agricultural and manufacturing industries.

Maui restaurant destroyed in Lahaina wildfire to reopen at new location in Kīhei

Cool Cat Café at the Wharf Cinema Center Shops in West Maui was destroyed by the August wildfire in Lahaina. Rising from the aftermath, the restaurant is poised to open for lunch and dinner at the Kukui Mall in Kīhei in early 2024.

“Cooking Hawaiian Style” kicks off new season with premiere on Nov. 6

Host Lanai Tabura kicks off the season with accomplished Maui musician, Joshua Kahula, the lead singer of Nuff Sedd. Kahula’s most recent project, E OLA MAUI, is a collaboration with filmmakers and artists across Hawaiʻi is a tribute to the families of Maui impacted by the August fires, A resident of Lahaina and father of three, Kahula shares recipes that fit his family’s busy lifestyle.

UH Maui College’s Pā’ina Market is once again open to the public for lunch

World Plate and Paniolo Grill are now open for lunch and welcoming back the campus community and the Maui community at large to Pā‘ina Market.

Love for Lahaina culinary pop-up series extended into November

Due to an outpouring of community support and interest, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is extending Love for Lahaina, the sold-out series of culinary pop-up events created to benefit and directly support the hospitality industry and farmers across the island into November 2023.

Guy Fieri’s Chefs for Maui fundraiser collects $1.5M for Maui wildfire recovery and relief

Thirty-eight award-winning chefs, participated in The Guy Fieri Foundation’s Chefs for Maui Fundraiser in Northern California Wine Country on Oct. 21, to support disaster operations and raise money for relief supplies for Maui following the August wildfires.

Indigenous cuisine celebrated during 2023 Hawai’i Food & Wine Festival

This is the first year the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival, now in its 13th year, centered an event solely around indigenous cuisine, said acclaimed chef and restaurant owner Roy Yamaguchi, who co-founded the festival with chef Alan Wong.

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue expands to Boulder, Colo.

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue has opened its 4th Colorado location in Boulder, offering locals a taste of Hawaiian comfort cuisine and a sense of ‘ohana.

Maui Food Innovation Center grand opening event set for Nov. 6

The University of Hawaii Maui College is planning a Grand Opening and Blessing of their innovative first-in-the-state Maui Food Innovation Center, Pilina Facility Commercial Kitchen and Educational Center.

Maui Nui 2023 Food Summit on Nov. 3 with theme Harvesting Hope

The Maui Nui Food Alliance will host the Maui Nui 2023 Food Summit on Nov. 3 with the theme: “Harvesting Hope: Growing a Resilient Food Future.”

West Maui prepares for return of tourism: Merriman’s serves thousands of meals since August fires

As West Maui prepares for the return of tourism on Oct. 8, restaurants and businesses are adjusting to the ongoing need of residents while also gauging services for visitors. Since Aug. 10, Chef Peter Merriman and his team have fed thousands of displaced residents impacted by the fires, giving free meals to 1,000 people daily and serving approx. 45,000 meals in the first seven weeks of response. 

Special Edition of Hawaiʻi Food & Wine Festival announced in Wailea, Maui, Nov. 18

“Taste Our Love For Maui” unites eight exceptionally talented chefs, each deeply connected to the island’s rich heritage for one-night only on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. at Humble Market Kitchin by Roy Yamaguchi and Wailea Beach Resort.

Top 20 things to do on Maui, Sept 27-Oct. 8: Natalie Ai Kamauu, Kanekoa, Vince Esquire Maui wildfire benefits, Oktoberfest

The ‘ukulele-powered band Kanekoa, the Vince Esquire Band and Grammy-nominated Natalie Ai Kamauu perform at benefits for Maui wildfire victims this weekend. Find our comprehensive listing HERE.

Four Seasons Resort Maui hosting ‘Love for Lahaina’ culinary pop-up events in October

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is hosting a new series of “Love for Lahaina” culinary pop-up events in October to support the hospitality industry and farmers who have been directly affected by the wildfires.

Genki Sushi announces meeting with Mensho to discuss new ramen partnership for 2024

Genki Sushi LTD. will meet later this week, the company will meet with the CEO of the popular Japanese ramen brand, Mensho Inc. to discuss a new partnership between the brands. The franchise agreement is expected to result in a new ramen shop in Hawaiʻi, projected to open in 2024.

Bistro Casanova pledges profits to Maui Strong in support of Lahaina fire recovery

Bistro Casanova in Kahului is pledging 100% of its profits until Dec. 31, 2023 to Maui Strong, to support recovery in the wake of the Lahaina fires.

Top 20 Things to do on Maui Sept. 7-13: Free concerts, wildfire fundraisers, Iam Tongi to debut new song

This week on Maui, there will be several free concerts, a variety of fundraisers for wildfire victims with music from jazz to Hawaiian, and Lahaina Grown band founder performs in Kula. Find our comprehensive listing HERE.
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