An afternoon at Hali’imaile General Store is dreamy, sipping their amazing margaritas and award winning mai tais, downing their superb Hawaii regional cuisine. I love the light here at daytime. But you know all that because they were voted and won silver for Best Hawaii Regional Cuisine. Bev Gannon says it was opened years ago as a delicatessen with gourmet take out, but she quickly acclimated to what her customers wanted, a nice spot to sit down in Hali’imaile and enjoy her food. Dinner is spectacular as well. You don’t win awards without busting your ass around here, and the team at HGS prove themselves year after year. If you haven’t stopped by recently then the time is ripe for you to bite.
Here’s the skinny from their camp:
Hali‘imaile General Store tied for the Silver Award for Best Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine at the 2012 ‘Aipono Awards Gala, held in the ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in Ka‘anapali on Sunday, April 15. The restaurant has won Gold or Silver in this category eleven times since 2004, as well as ‘Aiponos for Best Dessert and Most Innovative Menu.
‘Aipono is Hawaiian for “excellence in food.” Sponsored by Maui No Ka ‘Oi magazine, the ‘Aipono Awards annually recognize the best of Maui’s food, wine and hospitality industries. Winners were selected by Maui No Ka ‘Oi readers, who voted by mail-in ballot or online at the magazine’s website, www.mauimagazine.net.
The 2012 ‘Aipono Awards gala was the largest in its history, with some 300 members of Maui’s restaurant industry attending. Proceeds from the event directly benefit Maui Culinary Academy and its students, tomorrow’s chefs.
If you are as big a fan of Gannon as I, you are dying to get on this cruise featuring a epicurean vacation with and her cuisine:
Chef Beverly Gannon is partnering with Crystal Cruises and Seawind Tours & Travel for an unforgettable Mediterranean adventure called THE TAPAS & TREASURES CRUISE and she’d love to have you come along.
The August 25 – September 6, 2012 sailing is a 13-day/12-night Mediterranean cruise aboard one of Crystal Cruises’ most lavish ships, The Serenity, will epitomize living the high life and will surely be heralded as an opulent epicurean experience.
Crystal Cruise’s consistently high standard of elegance and sophistication can be counted on to exceed your aspirations for luxurious travel and Chef Bev Gannon’s amazing culinary talents will heighten your appreciation for extraordinary food.
This highly-customized, all-inclusive cruise will be further enhanced by the charm and allure of eight of Europe’s most spectacular cities; Barcelona, Cannes, Bonifacio, Rome, Sorrento, Sicily, Kusadasi and Athens.
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I write lifestyle and culinary columns for MauiTime. I love being a Maui girl and adore my big family. Dedicated food taster, blogger, internet fanatic, and Maui and Hawaii specialist.