Happy Hour at Fleetwood’s on Front Street in Lahaina

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Located in the historic town of Lahaina is a hot, new Happy Hour.

If you’re looking for a fun and flavorful way to spend an evening, visit Fleetwood’s on Front Street for happy hour. Steps from the ocean, in the heart of Lahaina you’ll find legendary drummer Mick Fleetwood’s eponymous restaurant.

Every day between 2-5pm, Fleetwood’s features special prices on food, beer, wine and specialty cocktails. Pull up a seat at the lively bar or settle into one of the soft, leather chairs or couches in the lounge area. Maui Travel Blog Tip: grab a seat on the couch near the far end of the bar…it was handpicked from Mick’s home! 

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The happy hour menu has something for everyone to enjoy. We heard the oysters on the half shell (at $1 each) are one of the most popular items and being seafood fans, we couldn’t pass up such a great deal! Served over ice, the oysters come with a housemade cocktail sauce and horseradish. Oysters are a natural aphrodisiac so you may want to cool down with one of Fleetwood’s specialty cocktails, The Thomas. Made with Ocean Vodka (an organic Maui made favorite), hand-muddled cucumber, lavender, lime juice and fresh mint this refreshing cocktail is a must!

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The Fleetwood Smash

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For those who enjoy the sweeter things in life, The Fleetwood Smash hits the spot. This fizzy cocktail contains fresh Kula strawberries, dry Thai basil (muddled to extract the oils from the leaves), fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and a shot of Ketel One Oranje (orange flavored vodka). Our bartender Jessica topped this brightly colored cocktail with a splash of soda water for effervescence to release all the flavors, gave it a little shake, poured over ice and garnished the glass with a strawberry.

Crab Mac & Cheese please!

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Fleetwood’s Executive Chef Eric Morrissette nailed this comfort food favorite. Served in an iron skillet and made with cheddar Béchamel and Old Bay seasoning this hearty dish isn’t short on flavor or crab meat! The texture of the crunchy exterior complemented the creamy interior and the portion was plenty for sharing. After a couple bites, this quickly became one of our favorite versions of mac & cheese on island.

Jessica reached for a bottle of red and said “you’d think rock and roll stars love whiskey and bourbon, but in fact Mick has a passion for wine.” We learned that Mick Fleetwood has his own line of wine and the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from Santa Barbara we tried was delicious! Maui Travel Blog Tip: enjoy this wine by the glass half priced during happy hour.

This happy hour is a great option for Maui visitors and  residents alike. The family friendly atmosphere, delicious cuisine and attentive staff made the experience memorable. In addition to the daily happy hour, Fleetwood’s on Front Street serves dinner from 5-10pm on both levels of the restaurant. Maui Travel Blog Tip: make a reservation on the rooftop dining area around 5:30/6pm and enjoy amazing sunset views! For reservations, visit www.fleetwoodsonfrontst.com or call 808-669-6425.

Stay tuned here for future posts on this Lahaina favorite! Check us out on Instagram and Facebook for the best Maui has to offer.

 

 

 

 

The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea

Romantic dining experience at Hotel Wailea

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Wailea’s resort community sits Hotel Wailea, an adults-only resort reminiscent of classic Hollywood-esque hilltop hideaways.

The setting at The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea is breathtaking to say the least. Dark wood vaulted ceilings, a cascading waterfall and colorful hibiscus flowers set the tone for a romantic evening. As your led to your table, views of Molokini Crater and neighbor islands  in the distance coupled with a cool ocean breeze immediately captivate your senses and remind you why you chose Maui as your vacation spot! Insider tip: check sunset times with the concierge and make a reservation in advance so you can fully enjoy Maui’s colorful nightly performance as you dine.

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Don’t pass up the bread! Pumpkin bread, rice crackers, bite-sized scones and a creamy butter spread sprinkled with Hawaiian pink sea salt packed with flavor make this one of our favorite bread boards ever!

It takes a few moments to pull your attention from the spectacular ocean views to the menu. Oh, the menu! Here’s where it gets good. The menu created by Chef de Cuisine Zach Sato features dishes made with local ingredients and inspired by the flavors of Hawaii. Start with an appetizer of Ahi Tartare (one of the best we’ve ever had) and enjoy the smooth texture of the Ahi on a crunchy rice cracker. Another favorite is the Truffle Risotto. Who doesn’t love truffle on anything? This decadent dish features mushrooms from the Big Island of Hawaii, Truffle Butter sprinkled with Parmesan Reggiano.

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What romantic dinner would be complete without oysters on the half shell? Served with a Ogo Mignonette, we recommend pairing this dish with a crisp glass of Carl Graff Reisling (also available by the bottle).

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The Ahi Tartare with Pear, Egg Yolk, Sesame, Pine Nut

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Time to Cleanse the Palate!

Before we moved on to our entrees, our waiter brought us a little palate cleanser of
Mango Sorbet drizzled with Prosecco, delightful!

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Entrees

Center Cut Prime Tenderloin Pomme Purée, Hamakua Mushrooms, Sea Bean Salsa Verde. This dish was delicious! The flavors worked so well together and didn’t distract from the quality of the beef- which we recommend asking to be cooked medium rare.

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Macadamia Nut Crusted Colorado Lamb Chops served with Caramelized Onion Potato Puree, Broccolini, Date Chutney. Don’t expect to talk much while you’re eating this dish. Something happens to your brain and words are not necessary. Only nods of satisfaction as you enjoy tender bites of meat dipped in (our favorite part) a Date Chutney….

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Dessert…yes, try and leave a little room

Dessert comes with a show when you order the Hawaiian Molten Lava Chocolate Cake. Warm chocolate souffle-like goodness sits on a slate slab next to a gooey marshmallow. The waiter poured the 151 alcohol over the marshmallow and lit the dessert on fire – it was up to us to blow it out! Amazing experience.

For those non-chocolate lovers, the whimsical Grown-Up Milkshake will bring out the kid inside. A Lemon Malt shake with a sugar rim is served in a tiny mason jar for sipping between bites of old fashioned cake donuts and blueberry compote (for dipping of course).

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For those wondering if this new concept is far from Capische? you’re missing out if you don’t give it a try! The quality of the food and service is still top knotch.

Mahalo, Chef Zach Sato and the amazing staff at The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea.

For a sneak peak at the menu Click Here

For reservations Click Here

Directions: 555 Kaukahi St., Wailea, HI 96753
Phone: (808) 879-2224
Email: therestaurant@hotelwailea.com

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