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2016 Maui Film Festival Schedule of Events

2016 Maui Film Festival ScheduleThe 2016 Maui Film Festival Schedule of Events is complete and off to a great start.

The annual event rolls into its 17th year from June 15-19, 2016 in Wailea. The Festival features some of Maui’s great venues for an impressive list of film screenings: Wailea Beach’s Toes-in-the-Sand Cinema, the Castle Theater at Kahului’s Maui Arts & Cultural Center and the Celestial Cinema at Wailea’s Golf and Emerald Golf Course – a crowd favorite. The Maui Film Festival will also be paying tribute to filmmakers and presenting awards to several Hollywood A-Listers.

Read the full festival line-up at MauiNow.com. >>

Photo credit, courtesy of Randy Jay Braun via Maui Film Festival.


Food-Based Local Maui TV Show Wins Emmy

Food-Based Local Maui TV Show Wins EmmySearch Hawai‘i follows a professional chef and cultural expert as they gather ingredients to create a gourmet meal inspired by the Island’s unique culture.
by Catherine Toth Fox, Honolulu Magazine

Cultural expert Kainoa Horcajo co-hosts SEARCH Hawai‘i, a 30-minute food program airing on KHON, with chef Mike Lofaro. The show won a regional Emmy on Saturday. These two could not be more different, at least at first glance.

Read the full article at Honolulu Magazine. >>

Photo: Courtesy of SEARCH Hawai‘i


Four Seasons Maui At Wailea: Setting The Bar Delivering Exceptional Experiences To The Wealthy

Forbes for Wailea Resort AssociationLuxurious Customer Service Experiences from Four Seasons Resort Maui

May 26, 2016

In going to a Four Seasons hotel anywhere in the world, the patrons expect and receive top of the line service and accommodations. Each Four Seasons location also lends itself to different likes and interests. The one in Maui at Wailea is renowned for a number of attributes from their amazing golf courses to whale watching and their picture perfect beautiful beaches to their astounding wellness offerings.

What powerfully distinguishes the Four Seasons hotel in Maui is the magnificent world they create for their wealthy guests. There are a multitude of providers across the spectrum of offerings including professional services firms and luxury companies that strive to make the client/buyer experience exceptional. It is a prerequisite of sorts as the well-healed have a panoply of options to choose from.

Read the full post by Russ Alan Prince at Forbes.com>>

Join Manoli’s Pizza at Restaurant Week Wailea

Manolis Pizza at Restaurant Week Wailea2016 Restaurant Week Wailea Benefits the Maui Food Bank and runs from May 22nd to May 28th, 2016

May 23, 2016

Manoli’s Pizza is just one of the great places to dine in Maui participating in the annual Restaurant Week Wailea benefiting the Maui Food Bank.  Manoli’s joins 17 other restaurants committed to supporting the community and fighting hunger in Maui.

This local eatery is the newest addition to the family of restaurants owned and operated by the Tri-Star Restaurant Group.  President and CEO of the group, Aaron Placourakis has become a pillar in Maui’s dining community, opening his first restaurant, Nick’s Fishmarket back in 1997.  Sarento’s on the beach was added a few years later.  Son’z Steakhouse has been a dining fixture at the Hyatt since 2005.

Tri-Star Group’s eateries have recently earned several Aipono awards, including:  best service, wine list, steak and romantic setting. Placourakis also received a lifetime achievement award for his 20-plus years of relentless support for the community which spans well beyond his participation in this 7th edition of Restaurant Week.

All of the restaurants have created prix fixe menu selections, priced from $29 to $49 per person for a three-course meal (tax, gratuity and beverages not included in price.)  Tri-Star’s Corporate Executive Chef Geno Sarmiento prides himself on using locally sourced ingredients when possible year-round, which will also be used in Restaurant Week’s special menu.

A sampling of Manoli’s $29 meal selection includes a choice of house, caesar or greek salad and entrée selections such as:

  • Shrimp Scampi
  • Spaghetti & Meatballs
  • Chicken Picatta
  • Shrimp Pesto Personal Pizza
  • Mediterranean Personal Pizza

Tiramisu finishes off a perfect night at Manoli’s.

Browse the entire list of participating Restaurant Week eateries and read the full article By Kiaora Bohlool at MauiNow.com>>

Experience a Taste of Wailea when Visiting Maui

Enjoy a Taste of Wailea in Maui HawaiiMaui Caters to the Senses – The Colors of the Island, Scent of the Air, Warmth of the Sunshine, Rhythm of the Ocean and a Taste of Wailea

May 9, 2016

Maui has a draw for its incredible climate, beauty and location.  While visiting one of the most breathtaking destinations in the world – you can also dine at some of the best restaurants in the state.  Here are just a handful of the most unique and trendy eateries on the island.

Humuhumunukunukuapua’a – offers some of the freshest Pacific Rim cuisine, from the ocean to the table perfected by Maui Chef of the Year, Grand Wailea’s Mike Lofaro.

Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante – Enjoy incredible authentic and rustic Italian fare at Maui’s oceanside, open air restaurant at the Four Seasons Resort Maui.

Spago – Chef Wolfgang Puck’s world famous Spago fuses local cuisine with culinary expertise at Wailea’s Four Seasons Resort.

Kō – Kō features island family recipes and includes farm-fresh Hawaiian, Chinese, Filipino, Portuguese, Korean, and Japanese menu items.

Morimoto – Iron Chef Morimoto takes a fresh fusion of fresh, locally sourced seafood and ingredients for incredible lunch and dinner dishes available at the Hyatt’s Andaz Maui.

In addition to all of the wonderful Wailea Restaurants available on Maui, you can also experience the yearly “Taste of Wailea” – a special evening of wine and dine at the annual Maui Film Festival.

Read the Full Article at Huffington Post>>