We had made an early reservation since it was an hour away. Five o'clock seemed early for dinner, but it turned out many were there ahead of us, and our request for a window seat couldn't be met. We were seated one row back from the window, which was still a lovely view. The windows are open to the outside, but the real eye candy is inside. Augers from the sugar cane plant stand firmly in place acting as beams, beautiful kayaks made of exotic woods hang from the ceiling. There is an assortment of fishing spears artistically placed on the ceiling.
The wait staff is impeccable. Ours named Chad, formerly from North Carolina.has been living in Maui for twelve years. Not a hint of an accent, but he warned me that could change after a couple of beers. His wit and attention to detail made the dining experience even better.
Opakakpaka, and mahi mahi were the fish of choice for our table. My opakapaka was so light, flaky and scrumptious I had to have restraint not to lick the plate.
We celebrated Mark's birthday, and tried to savor the atmosphere and time with good friends. The prices were high, even by Maui standards, but it was a special occassion. Maybe I'll get back there again in another twenty five years.
|This little guy is building skills to soon be out on the water|
|We watched the kite boarders and surfers do their dances on the waves before dinner. The waves weren't that big, but the wind was whipping the sails|
|This was our second check in station. The decor is so pretty and island flavored|
|Goofballs waiting for our name to be called.|
|They had this on the table waiting for Mark|
|opakapaka, swiss chard, and a jasmine rice seasoned with ginger....to die for!!!|
|Birthday boy glowing by candlelight|
|Karen's dessert was a masterpiece. Black pearl, the shell is edible, as is the pearl in the center. A VERY rich dark chocolate mousee with caramel and coconut|
|Creme brulee, that had an island flair. Infused with passion fruit and the most perfect one I've ever tasted.|
|Friends....from Alaska, to Oregon meeting up in Hawaii. We went home, played pinocle and laughed so hard that I almost stopped breathing. A wonderful night to remember for years to come.|
|Good bye Mama...my sweet new friend. Hope our paths cross again.|