Another 365 days of eating has slipped by and what does Maui have to show for it? Plenty. Our island’s world-class dining experiences are as rich and diverse as the community that supports it. Our chefs are motivated and proud of what they do here, and so are the farmers that supply them. Farm to table, to glass, to your own kitchen continues as a thriving concept seen on menus and at events everywhere. Many more Made on Maui food products are being produced and sold at farmers markets and the Maui Swap Meet and local shops. Maui people love to share what they eat, whether its Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Social is a concept that applies to what you eat, who you’re with and where you’re dining.
Jan 2 Teishoku B at Tokyo Tei one of Maui’s most beloved dishes. Tokyo Tei has been serving Japanese cuisine on Maui since 1934, thats 80 years and three generations for their mom and pop restaurant located along Wailuku’s Lower Main Street.
Apr 22 Chef Paris Nabavi opens Sangrita Grill + Cantina in Ka’anapali.
May 3 Chef James McDonald of Feast at Lele and Aina Gourmet Market wins the recipe contest at the 25th Annual Maui Onion Festival with his Smoked Oyster with Maui Onion Cucumber “Noodles,” Soft Egg and Curry Oil. Chef Ryan Luckey of Leilani’s wins the Maui Onion Challenge, and Dennis Day of Leilani’s wins the Mixologist competition.
Nov 8 The inaugural Made on Maui Festival at the Maui Arts and Cultural center features a food truck court, with people waiting in lines in the rain for Donut Dynamite, Hula Dogs, Milagros and Okonomiyaki from Maui Fresh Streatery.