Lahaina Grill (@lahainagrill) is all grown up, turning 20 this year. To celebrate they are giving us half price entrees for Kama’aina, a perk that I am going to try to enjoy several times over the rest of the year. That is right, they are offering this amazing deal to us for the rest of the year on the 20th of every month. I thought that was very clever of Chef and Owner Jurg Munch. Their menu is spectacular, and I truly love the ambience inside of the restaurant as well. It has an old world feel, yet still urban and upscale. The building they are located in is antique and the room has so much charm. I know people say that they always eat in open air on Maui, or they want an ocean view, neither of which are available at Lahaina Grill, yet these two drawbacks do not deter my fondness for the place one bit
They just won an Aipono award for outstanding service and they do win MauiTime’s Best of Maui year in and out. Plus many other prestigious awards and accolades. The staff genuinely wants to take care of their clientele.
Take for example these comments from Michael Moore from Old Lahaina Luau (@oldlahainaluau) and Star Noodle (@starnoodle) via the Lahaina Grill Facebook Page
Michael Moore: Had a wonderful dinner at Lahaina Grill last week. My family and I could not have been happier with the incredible food, perfect service and wonderful ambiance. The opakapaka special was so delicious and our server Dale made all of us feel so special. Jurg is the ultimate host and has created an extraordinary dining experience. Dinner at Lahaina Grill is definitely one of the great Maui experiences.
Here is a sample from their appetizer menu because I love the beginning of the meal:
In a light curry, herb and garlic butter
KONA LOBSTER CRAB CAKE
Lobster, rock crab, scallops, with an avocado relish and a mustard cream
THE CAKE WALK
Petite servings of Kona lobster crab cake, sweet Louisiana rock shrimp cake and seared ahi cake
KING CRAB RAVIOLI
In a light tomato and Mascarpone cheese sauce, confit of King Alii oyster mushrooms and caramelized salsify
CRISPY SHANGHAI SPRING ROLLS
Prepared with shrimp, stir fried pork, Napa cabbage and bean sprouts, with a sweet soy dipping sauce and pickled Japanese cucumbers
SEARED AHI AND FOIE GRAS
Sweet and sour fresh fig compote, Maui onion duck demi-glace
STEAMED MANILA CLAMS
White wine, parsley broth, pancetta, served with herbed garlic crostini
CRISPY FRIED BLUE CORN CRUSTED CHILE RELLENO
Filled with Hawaiian Big Island prawns, scallops and Monterey jack cheese, served on roasted sweet Kula corn relish with Fuerte avocados and red tomato salsa
RECONSTRUCTED CALIFORNIA ROLL
Dungeness crab salad, avocado, sweet rice and cilantro-ginger vinaigrette
SWEET SOY MARINATED SEARED AHI SASHIMI
Crisp vegetable and cilantro salad, tamari-ginger vinaigrette
KALUA DUCK QUESADILLA
Roasted Maui onions and Poblano peppers
Some recent quotes from the @lahainagrill twitter feed:
Celebrating 20 yrs! Inviting Kama’aina for 50% off entrees on Apr 20, May 20, Jun 20 (every month this year) Celebrate with LG 808.667.51174:44 PM Apr 6th via web
Press Release Below:
Lahaina Grill Turns 20!
Jurg Munch and ‘Ohana are celebrating 20 years on the 20th of every month in 2010…with 50% off all entrees for Kama‘aina
In celebration of 20 years at 127 Lahainaluna Road, Jurg Munch, chef-owner of Lahaina Grill is offering a Kama‘aina Special on the 20th of each month in 2010!
Starting Tuesday, April 20, and running May 20, Jun 20, July 20, Aug 20, Sept 20, Oct 20, Nov 20 and Dec 20.
Receive 50% off all entrees on the menu; all they ask is that guests show valid Hawaii State ID.
For more about this special and to make reservations, please call (808) 667-5117 or visit www.lahainagrill.com. Reservations are recommended, Lahaina Grill is located at 127 Lahainaluna Road in Lahaina Town and dinner is served nightly from 6pm.
ABOUT LAHAINA GRILL … Lahaina Grill offers innovative, New American cuisine that uses techniques and flavors from around the world, all perfectly blended with the freshest ingredients cultivated by Maui’s local farms, dairies, and surrounding waters. Lahaina Grill has been voted “Best Maui Restaurant” for 17 consecutive years by HONOLULU Magazine readers’ poll (1994-2010).