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February 5, 2019

Visit Maui: The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea

Some of the amazing dishes offered at The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea


We had an amazing time on Maui during our quick Momcation, but the definite highlight was our extraordinary dining experience at The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea - Hawaii’s first and only Relais & Châteaux restaurant.  There are only about 550 landmark hotels and restaurants in the world that share this distinction. 
Maui native, Zach Sato is the Chef de Cuisine and Chris Kajioka and Anthony Rush (of Senia fame) are the co-executive chefs.  The restaurant is in the process of a complete redesign with plans of a new name and new menu by the end of this year.
When we arrived, our table wasn't quite ready so we were treated to glasses of sparkling wine as we enjoyed the live music in the restaurant's lounge.  We were soon seated at a table overlooking a romantic courtyard.  As expected, the menu had some Senia influence and we immediately recognized some of our favorites like the poke cracker and torched ahi.

We went with Chef Zach’s recommendations and enjoyed delicious dish after dish.  At one point we didn't think we could eat another bite!  Both the presentation and flavors of each dish were on point.  We truly enjoyed everything and service was excellent.  Whether you're looking to celebrate a special occasion or just enjoy a quality meal, you will not be disappointed dining here.
The Hawaii Mom Blog team feeling fancy!

I absolutely loved the presentation of the "snacks".  Pictured here are oyster, Hawaiian ahi poke cracker, smoked salmon, torched ahi, and lamb arancini. 

Here's a close up of our favorite snack; the Torched Ahi served on brioche with avocado and tare.

Our driver recommended this dish, Truffle Risotto.  Look at all that truffle!

The Charred Tako is beautiful as well as tasty!

The Grilled Maine Lobster is 1 1/4 pounds!  It's served with knuckle fried rice (so yummy!) and tempura asparagus.

Pasta lovers will love the King Crab Spaghetti.  The pasta is house made. 

I love these Heirloom Carrots & Chimichurri so much.  I'm sure I could eat them at every meal. 

American Wagyu Short Rib.  Nat and Gem loved this one.  The meat was seriously melt in your mouth tender.

That night's Steamed Local Fish was onaga.  A beautiful piece served with Bok Choy and Olena Nam Pla. 

Cauliflower is so popular these days!  Here it is served with Konbu 

We always make sure to have room for dessert!  Here is the refreshing Pavlova.

But we all couldn't get enough of the Hawaiian Molten Lava.  The marshmallow was amazing!

Thank you Chef Zach Sato for the excellent experience at the Restaurant at Hotel Wailea.  We are looking forward to returning and can't wait to see the new renovated restaurant!   





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