Mix and mingle during Maui’s first ever James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour this Friday and Saturday at the Grand Wailea. Participating chefs include event host Mike Lofaro (pictured), Isaac Bancaco, Chris Kulis and Justin Pardo. On Friday ($50), sip and savor cocktails from tequila ambassador Manny Hinojosa. Then on Saturday ($280), guests are invited to a family-style, six-course […]
After a few hours with a needle in my side (see previous post here), it was time to drink tequila on our Maui midsummer solstice. A quick shot at Milagro’s was enough to numb the pain, and then I was off to Kihei to check out Amigo’s new location next to Long’s. The bar situation and dining room is a […]
Maui gets a bad rap for being behind the times. Is this is a little tropical island 3,000 miles away from everything–too far away to be trendy? The Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Villas decided that this was not the case with their cocktail menu, so Food and Beverage Director Bob Megargle graciously invited San Francisco Bay […]
If rum’s history is a sordid tale of sugar and slaves, then the Mai Tai is its steamy love child, complete with a questionable blood line. Every spirit has one. In August, Mai Tai-philes gather at the Royal Kona Resort for the annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival honoring the drink’s colorful contribution to cocktail lore by celebrating the many creative incarnations it will become during the accompanying competition.