CHEF NACHO PEREZ, OLD LAHAINA LUAU
“We serve a buffet that has rich Hawaiian culture from our own taro farm to the table.”
1251 Front St., Lahaina
You can’t talk about Hawaiian cuisine without talking about taro. It’s significant enough that we have our own Hoaloha Farms, where farmer Bobby Pahia grows our taro. From this farm we get the Lau Lau, sweet potato, Luau Leaf, banana bread, pork wrapped in taro leaf and taro root steamed and mashed for poi. In the two years Pahia has been farming at Hoaloha, business has grown from one field to three. Keeping up with demand is his challenge. Sharing the story of taro with our guests through the dishes they create is delicious and satisfying.
About Jen Russo
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.