Fleetwood’s on Front Street Opens

The next time you’re on Maui looking from someplace to eat, “You Can Go Your Own Way” or you can make your way to Fleetwood’s on Front Street. One of the newest restaurants on the Magic Isle and started by Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac fame.

The restaurant features four levels and over 16,000 square feet of space. There is a beautiful view of both the ocean and the West Maui Mountains from its rooftop setting, especially at sunset.

Fleetwood’s On Front Street is the only roof-top dining in Lahaina and the views are breathtaking making any event a memorable one. There is a VIP Private Dining room on the Main Dining level perfect for small special events or business meetings.

The menu features dishes by celebrity chef Scott Leibfried, best known for his work hosting and participating in cooking-related competition programs such as Hell’s Kitchen and the Food Network Challenge. The wine list is exceptional and is a perfect match to the elegant cuisine presented. Contact us to add Fleetwood’s to your island dine around.

Monkeypod – Maui’s Newest Merriman Restaurant Opens

Popular chef, Peter Merriman, recently opened “Monkeypod” his latest restaurant on the island of Maui. Stressing casual sustainable dining, Monkeypod stresses its own unique philosophy.

According to Monkeypod’s website, the philosophy on food at the Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman is really quite simple.

“We have three core beliefs.

First and foremost, your food should taste great!  Fortunately, the food that grows in Hawaii is amazing. A sweeter mango does not exist than the one you would pick off Aunties tree on a hot summer day in Lahaina.  We proudly source our produce and meat locally so it as fresh as possible. Our simple and thoughtful preparations always let the freshness shine through.  Lucky Live Hawaii!

Second, we believe your dining experience with us has the power to invoke a sense of nostalgia for a simpler way of life. We live in a world where factories make the majority of our clothes and science labs create our breakfast cereals. At the Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman, handcrafted is making a big time comeback! When something is handcrafted, be it the surfboards that hang above our bar, the ramen noodles from Mrs. Nomura in Paia, or Peter’s mango cream pie recipe, you can bet there is a face and a story behind it. We are passionate about promoting this connection of past and present as it is a way for memories to live on.

And lastly, we are committed to doing what’s right.  Each choice we make in our day to day operations can have a huge impact on our local community and environment. We continuously ask ourselves, is this product sustainable, how can we create less waste, and are we doing everything we can to leave the world a better place than we found it.”

Lunch specialties include Wood-Roasted Chicken Wings, Crispy Rock Shrimp and Calamari and Poke Tacos. Wood Fired Pizza that is hand-tossed with a variety of fresh toppings are also available. The dinner menu includes such tantalizing dishes like the Kiawe Grilled Ahi Steak, Ahi Nicoise, Grass Fed, Hormone Free Peppercorn Rubbed Filet Steak and even Fresh Gnocchi.

Alan Wong’s Amasia Opens at Grand Wailea

Popular Hawaii restauranteur, Alan Wong, has opened up his newest culinary venture at Maui’s Grand Wailea Resort. Alan Wong’s Amasia, elevates the standards of cuisine, style and service. The restaurant is a collaboration between Chef Alan Wong, a founder of the Hawaii Regional Cuisine and Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort.

Alan Wong’s Amasia is tucked inside Grand Wailea’s Japanese garden surrounded by 800 tons of rock from Mt. Fuji and a pond filled with koi and turtles. Reminiscent of a teahouse in Kyoto, the original structure was built in Japan and brought to Maui in 1990. Following a $3 million renovation, the beautifully restored restaurant features private tatami rooms, a formal dining area, a cocktail lounge, a sushi bar and a robata for grilled delicacies. The bar offers private label wines and sakes and creative cocktails inspired by its global menu.

Amasia by definition is the converging of continents. The cuisine in Alan Wong’s Amasia showcases Maui’s best bounty from land and sea, melding them with the different flavors and cooking techniques of cultures from the East and West.

“This menu is inspired by street food and cuisines from all over the globe,” said Chef Alan Wong. “Our food will be experienced in small plates and family-style sharing portions, and our restaurant features a robata grill and a sushi bar in the dining room.”

Menu items include but are not limited to:

  • Dungeness crab chawanmushi, soybeans, shishito peppers
  • Crispy “garlic shrimp,” citrus, sweet paprika
  • Ahi chili, refried taro, “local” chips
  • Chicken meatballs, coconut-ginger-lemongrass broth, pimenton oil
  • Shoyu duck bun bao, hoisin Sriracha
  • Kurobuta char siu baby back ribs, crispy garlic, lime
  • Maui Cattle Company “cowboy” ribeye steak, Hamakua mushrooms, Hawaiian chili pepper butter
  • Whole chili garlic Dungeness crab
  • Kurobuta pork tenderloin, spicy miso mustard, eggplant
  • Crispy “shrimp tempura,” citrus chili salt
  • Sashimi salad, soy vinaigrette, wasabi
  • Uni shot, yuzu ume leche de tigre
  • “Ochazuke” kobujime whitefish, ume, furikake, kombucha, yukari sauce
  • Crispy soft shell crab, garam masala, cilantro dipping sauce
  • Lomi lomi salmon, marinated tomatoes, Maui onions, tomato water geleeAlan Wong’s Amasia, located at the Grand Wailea resort, 3850 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753 is open daily from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Try it out for your next dine-around in Hawaii.