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December 16, 2015

Visit Maui: Market Night at DUO Steak and Seafood


Fresh seafood, premium cuts of meat
Executive Chef Craig Dryhurst of Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is passionate about supporting the local community of farmers and fishermen. Michael Wilson, Head Chef of DUO Steak and Seafood, one of the acclaimed restaurants at the resort, shares the same passion, and this enthusiasm is evident in DUO's menu options, particularly on Friday nights during Market Night.

During Market Night, "Maui's Farmers Market meets Four Seasons," and guests at DUO have access to farm fresh ingredients to create their own tasty and colorful salads.
Maui Produce Stand
A few of the ingredients to build your own salad.
Guests can also select a from a bounty of seafood and premium cuts of meat to be cooked up for their dinner, and a hand-sliced Charcuterie Stand and Keiki Buffet are also featured during Market Night.
Charcuterie Stand

A few of the options at the Charcuterie Station
Keiki Buffet
The efforts to support the "farm-to-table" concept has resulted in the support of 70 local farmers and fishermen (some of them are identified on cards displayed in potted locally grown herbs that grace each table), with approximately 70% of the menu being locally sourced.

And DUO takes its support for the community even further, by donating one dollar from each Produce Stand Salad to Grow Some Good, a nonprofit program "dedicated to creating hands-on outdoor learning experiences that cultivate curiosity about natural life cycles, connect students to their food sources, and inspire better nutrition choices."

A very cool aspect of Market Night is the Kids for All Seasons Keiki Corner. Kids can draw, watch movies, play games - basically "kids can be kids" and eat their meals under supervision, while parents enjoy a lovely meal in the main dining area - kid-free, just adults. What a concept!

In addition to the Produce and Charcuterie Stations, as well as the Keiki Buffet, guests can opt for a variety of dishes off of the dinner menu at DUO Steak and Seafood, which boasts an abundance of Hawaii-grown ingredients, such as locally-raised chicken, Kula corn, Keahole lobster, and Molokai sweet potato.

Complimentary Bread
For dinner I opted for the fish & chips. The Mahi was perfectly cooked - tender, flaky fish enveloped in a light, crispy coating that was seasoned nicely and absolutely delicious.

Tempura-Battered Mahi & Chips with House Cut Fries
My husband enjoyed the Opakapaka, which was accompanied by Green Beans and Kula Corn.

Pan Seared Opakapaka
Kids options are plentiful, broken down by Healthy Selections (roasted chicken, salmon, etc.) and Favorites (e.g. grilled cheese, hot dog, pizza). Also offered on the kids menu are snacks, such as chips and gummi bears, as well as desserts.

Kids Cheese Pizza
Kids Macaroni and Cheese
Kids Seared Salmon with Fried Brown Rice
Kids Brownie Sundae

For dessert my husband and I shared the Warm Ono Farm Banana Toffee Pudding, with Salted Caramel Fudge and Rum Raisin Ice Cream, which was highly recommended by our server. I actually didn't need much persuasion, since as soon as I heard the words "salted caramel" I knew it's what I wanted.
Warm Ono Farm Banana Toffee Pudding
What an indulgence!  The sticky toffee pudding sat in a pool of golden, salted caramel that was simply divine.

The food at DUO Steak and Seafood was fantastic, and the service was stellar - exactly what I expected from a high-end restaurant in a luxury resort.  Our server, Shane, and those who assisted him anticipated our needs without us ever having to ask for a thing.

The poolside and ocean views were lovely as well, only adding to the exceptional dining experience.


Whether you dine at DUO Steak and Seafood during Market Night or any other evening of the week, you can expect a fabulous meal!

DUO Steak and Seafood
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
3900 Wailea Alanui Dr, 
Wailea, HI 96753
(808) 874-8000

Thank you to Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea for hosting our meal.  Gratuity was paid on my own.

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