Our thanks to James Shoemaker, head bartender at Dazoo restaurant (formerly in Pa‘ia), for sharing the recipe for his Year of the Dragon Mai Tai.
Pure, expertly crafted sake is a great alternative to more traditional beverages. Move beyond traditional cultural pairing, and you’ll find an array of compatible offerings.
Contrasting flavors of creamy cheesiness and bright, fresh tomatoes dazzle your taste buds in this recipe for Taverna’s Maui Crab Cannelloni / Manicotti.
Try this playful cocktail created by Greg Shepherd at Cow Pig Bun. We found it a spirit-driven cocktail with subtle reminders of a mai tai.
Coconut cream filling.... Mmmmmm!!!
Locals splash chili pepper water on just about anything, but the origin of this ubiquitous Hawai‘i condiment remains a mystery.
Hungry for an indulgent yet guilt-free breakfast? Skinny up to a Southwestern-style tofu scramble.
This recipe provides approximately 2 quarts and needs 2-4 days for fermentation.
These meringues are great for decorative accents in dishes like a traditional Buche de Noel.
Beer cocktails as luxury drinks? You bet your tankard! The refreshing, ice-cold bubbly from Maui’s craft breweries can stand up to some of the continent’s best craft beers.
Mahalo to chef Chris Kulis for this recipe for grilled pumpkin salad.
Private Chef Riko Bartolome shares his recipe for his tomahawk steak accompanied by stuffed, tempura fried squash blossoms.
This joyous cake is chock-full of tart-sweet cranberries, cranberry compote and a sweet orange icing.
Get an amazing recipe for Kaua‘i Shrimp Cedar-wrapped with Kula Herb-Garlic Butter and Sea Asparagus.
Mahalo to Chef Anton Haines for this dessert recipe.
Mangoes were introduced into the Islands in 1824; today no fewer than fifteen hybrid varieties have taken root.
"My cooks come up with two fish specials every night, allowing them to get creative in the kitchen.
Do try this at home!
Mahalo to Chef Justin Pardo of Market Fresh Bistro for this recipe.
Mahalo to Chef Cameron Lewark for this sashimi recipe.
Try this recipe at home or stop by Japengo at the Hyatt Regency Maui, where it's on the menu.
Mahalo to Fleetwood's on Front Street for Mick's margarita recipe.
Chef Honda shows how to brown—not melt—the Brie. Honey-drenched Brie qualifies as pupu or dessert. Coat with mac nuts ground as fine as panko crumbs.
Mahalo to Chef Tylun Pang for this yummy recipe for banana lumpia.
This brightly flavored ahi and risotto dish won the Best of the Fest award at the 2010 Kapalua Wine & Food Festival.
Chef Sheldon Simeon prepared some amazing dishes for our 2014 Holiday Test Kitchen, including this pickled onion recipe.