Like it or not, once Halloween is over, it’s time to start planning Thanksgiving. This annual event turns everyone into a foodie for at least a weekend of feasting. So why not feast all month while restaurants are generously donating to charity? Here are three foodie events to put on your calendar:
RESTAURANT WEEK (Nov. 14-20)
Restaurant Week, now in its second year on Maui, has long been huge on Oahu. You’ll be eating out at Cane & Taro, Genki Sushi, Betty’s Beach Cafe, Black Rock Streak & Seafood, Five Palms Kihei, Five Palms Lahaina, Leis Family Class Act Restaurant, Pineapple Grill at Kapalua Resort, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and the Flatbread Company. These restaurants will offer different pre fixe multi-course meals and special promotions and will donate a portion of proceeds to the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head. The full list of detailed menu items is available at http://www.
DINE OUT FOR HOSPICE MAUI (Nov. 15)
Support Hospice Maui’s one-night-only, dine-out blitz and you’ll help them continue to meet the increasing hospice needs for all of Maui residents, regardless of their ability to pay. Visit http://hospicemaui.org/dineout.html for a complete list of participating restaurants.
CENTRAL MAUI: Bistro Casanova – Dinner Da Kitchen – Dinner Ruby’s Diner – All meal periods
McDonald’s Dairy Road – Dinner McDonald’s Puunene Ave. – Dinner
WEST MAUI: Honu Seafood & Pizza, Lahaina – Lunch & Dinner Mala Ocean Tavern, Lahaina – Lunch & Dinner
Lahaina Pizza Co. – Dinner Merriman’s Kapalua – Dinner
UP & OUT COUNTRY: Market Fresh Bistro – Breakfast & Lunch Tribe, Haiku – Lunch only Polli’s Mexican
Restaurant – Lunch & Dinner Casanova Italian Restaurant – Dinner Kula Lodge & Restaurant – Dinner
SOUTH MAUI: Sarento’s on the Beach – Breakfast Mala Wailea – Lunch & Dinner Mulligans on the Blue –
Dinner Stella Blues Café – Dinner
More restaurants are being added daily so check back to the website often. Remember anything you eat that day during the times indicated above will contribute, so plan the whole day of eating out, or just a meal. http://hospicemaui.org/dineout.html
LIFE IS SWEET SHOWCASE (Nov. 19)
The sweet is on at the Shops at Wailea. Maureen McCormick (Marcia Brady from the Brady Bunch) will emcee and judge a host of Maui’s celeb chefs as they go head-to-head in the dessert category to raise money for Best Buddies Hawaii. For ticket info go to bestbuddieshawaii.org or call 242-6982.