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Black Rock Steak and Seafood Restaurant at Sheraton Maui @sheratonmaui

Chef Conrad Aquino

When Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa decided to change their restaurant options, they went to their guests and asked them what they would like to see served. The consensus was steak and seafood, and in October of 2007 they opened the Black Rock Steak and Seafood Restaurant. Executive Chef Brian Ashlock created the menu that takes elements of American Steakhouse cuisine and pairs it with Pacific Rim cuisine, and comes up with a very genuinely infused interpretation of the two.

The best news is that the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is offering 50% off for kama’aina for all food items on the menu at Black Rock Steak and Seafood through the end of March. Its such great deal, items like their signature bone in rib eye are a mere $23 for Kama’aina and lobster tail just $18. Self parking makes it easy to drop in, and you can get validated so its only $1. The dining room is open air and elegant, there are tables on the lanai, and you can hear the waves crashing against Kaanapali Beach.

With over 75 bottles of wine on their list and about 12 available by the glass each section of the menu offers suggested wine pairings. Their starter Black Rock Pizza features maui’s own Surfing Goat Dairy Goat cheese along with locally grown veggies and calamata olives and mac nut pesto. The crab wontons feature a smooth savory crab mousse interior, crisp wonton crust and a spicy chili jus for dipping. I had to try their traditional onion soup, something I order everywhere I go. The ceramic dish arrives piping hot, with a lid of melted cheese topping the entire dish, and an underbelly of beef broth soaked bread and caramelized onion. The sweet onion and salty broth, crusty cheese and soggy bread was delicious. Since you are in for a meaty treat, I recommend starting with one of their phenomenal salads, upcountry greens, classic ceasar, or cobb salad.

Signature Ribeye

The signature dish is the Ribeye served with your choice of sauces and flavor choices.  The Kona coffee rub and herb butter combo with Cabernet and caramelized onions is just one way to go. Executive Sous Chef Conrad Aquino says, “the steaks are simply seasoned with Hawaiian and Kosher salts and ground whole black pepper. Then we sear the ribeye on the hottest area of the grill to seal in juices and flavor the beef. Then it is moved to a cooler area to bring the steak to its optimum temperature. This is our ‘four corner grilling method.’ Finally the ribeye gets a moment to rest to reabsorb juices and flavor. It is excellent”

Cioppino in Lobster Saffron and Fennel Broth

Also one of their masterful dishes, the Seafood Cioppino took center stage, with spiny lobster, tiger shrimp, scallops, magi, and crab served on your choice of linguini or Macadamia Nut Pilaf. I adored this dish, the seafood was amazing. I liked the crab claws were shelled, but the claw was intact, no muss no fuss in this dish. Aquino says, “The ingredients are simmered in a nice fennel saffron and lobster broth with a hint of Pernod which gives it a nice anise flavor.” I never thought I would like the licorishy hint on my seafood, but it does well here, neither overpowering or underwhelming.

Their spiny lobster is from New Zealand, chosen for having some of the coldest temperatures in the ocean that produces the best quality lobster. The Black Rock Steak and Seafood filet with petit lobster tail dish is simple and excellent. Aquino says, ” Less is more. By keeping “simple” we can focus on a three to four component dish. A perfect whipped garlic mashed potato, a perfect grilled asparagus, a beautiful piece of steak or grilled fish cooked and and our beautiful caramelized Maui onion deem glace that is out of this world. Each component must stand out on its own and taste perfect.” The staff is extremely knowledgeable on their menu, and they are incredible

If you are dining with children their kids menu items are standard, and portions are huge, my daughters chicken fingers and wedge potatoes were enough for dinner and lunch the following day. The finale of desserts are gorgeous and just what you would expect from a resort: Pacific Rim Trio is chocolate dipped phyllo sticks and lilikoi mousse and kona coffee creme brulee, molten lava chocolate cakes, mile high mud pie, all to die for.

Dinner nightly from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

For reservations please call (808) 662-8053

Black Rock Steak and Seafood 2605 Ka’anapali Parkway, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 96761 866.500.8313

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Menu at Black Rock Steak and Seafood:

Starters

Chilled Shrimp Cocktail 14

Chilled shrimp with cocktail sauce

Crisp Fried Calamari 12

Macadamia nut pesto and spicy Tobikko ketchup

Grilled Peppered Ahi 14

Served with ginger soy vinaigrette watermelon radish, fresh beets and napa cabbage slaw

Crab Won Tons 12

Crab mousse won ton on a Wasabi mash with spicy chili Pepper jus

Crispy Coconut Shrimp 14

Battered and rolled in coconut With a spicy aioli sauce

Grilled Black Rock Pizza 14

Flat bread pizza topped with plum tomato, Calamata olives, macadamia nut pesto, goat cheese and mozzarella

Soups and Salads

Maui Onion Soup Gratinee 10

Traditional French Onion soup

Yokohama Seafood Bisque 9

Cream based with scallops, fresh spinach in a White wine reduction with shallots

Large Cobb Salad 18

Traditional Cobb Salad

Black Rock Greens 9

Fresh upcountry mixed greens

Classic Caesar Salad 12

Hearty romaine tossed with classic Caesar Dressing

Baked Caesar Salad 18

Classic Caesar salad topped with protein of

your choice, extra parmesan cheese and *Choice of : Grilled chicken, sauteed Mahi Mahi or

grilled skirt steak

Dressings: Raspberry balsamic vinaigrette, blue cheese, caesar, papaya seed, buttermilk ranch.

From the Grill

All following entrees are served with your choice of Baked Potato, Macadamia Nut Rice Pilaf, Wasabi-Garlic Mashed Potato or Steak Fries and Chef’s Vegetable du Jour.

Hawaiian Salt Crusted Prime Rib 12 oz with creamy horseradish ~ Cabernet Sauvignon 38

Filet Mignon 8oz ~ Pinot Noir 35

New York Steak 12oz with béarnaise~ Syrah 35

Stuffed Baked Chicken Breast Panko crusted and stuffed with boursin cheese ~ Chardonnay 28

Teriyaki Skirt Steak 8oz grilled to perfection topped with a Hawaiian teriyaki sauce~ Syrah 30

Black Rock Beef Filet Tips Apple smoked bacon, maui onions, wild mushrooms 30 and peppercorn jus~ Pinot Noir

Top Sirloin with Mahi Mahi ~ Chardonnay 38

Top Sirloin with Petite Lobster Tail ~ Chardonnay 44

Filet with Mahi Mahi ~Sauvignon Blanc 42

Filet with Petite Lobster Tail ~Sauvignon Blanc 44

SIGNATURE DISH

16 OZ BONE IN RIB EYE- choice of one enhancement and one sauce includes a choice of Baked Potato, Macadamia Nut Rice Pilaf, Wasabi-Garlic Mashed Potato or Steak Fries and Chef’s Vegetable du Jour.     46

Enhancements

Colemans Honey Mustard Glaze

Kona Coffee and Herb Butter Herb

Garlic Butter

Sauces

Cabernet and Caramelized Maui Onions

Black Rock Guava BBQ Steak Sauce

Maytag Blue Cheese and Peppercorn

Island Fish – Market Price

Served Sautéed or Grilled with Choice of one Enhancement: Pineapple and Papaya Salsa Tomato, Basil, Sweet Maui Onion Compote

CRUSTACEANS

Chardonnay

Pacific Lobster Tail 6oz broiled and served with drawn butter 36

Double Tails Two 6oz Pacific Lobster Tails broiled and served with drawn butter 48

VEGETARIAN

Symphony of grilled vegetables with tofu and macadamia nut rice pilaf 28 FROM THE

KETTLE

Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio or Pinot Noir

Seafood Cioppino with a choice of

Linguini or Macadamia Nut Rice Pilaf 44

Spiny lobster, tiger shrimp, scallops, mahi mahi, and crab in a lobster and fennel tomato broth

Fish Brochette with Macadamia Nut Rice Pilaf

Combination of mahi mahi and fresh vegetables 28

Shrimp Scampi with Linguini Sautéed with

garlic, capers white wine, pernod, tomatoes, mushrooms 28

on linguine topped off with Parmigiano- Reggiano

Chicken Marsala with linguini chicken breast sautéed in marsala wine 28

tossed with mushrooms and garlic

Triple Mahi Mahi sliders with steak fries 26

Teriyaki, Cajun and Wasabi Aioli served with chiso slaw.

SWEET THOUGHTS

Banana Cream Pie ~Traditional 9

Pacific Rim Trio 9

A taste of Macadamia Nut Phyllo Sticks, Lilikoi Mousse and Kona Coffee Crème Brulee

Black Rock Molten Lava Chocolate Cake 9

Oozing with Hot Fudge and served with Haagen Daz French Vanilla Ice Cream

Homemade Mile High Mud Pie 9

Notice: Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions. Limited breakfast items available upon request, please ask your server for more details. Notice: Tax and gratuity not included. 17% service charge will be applied for parties of 7 or more. Split Plate Charge, $20.00. Prices are subject to change without notice.

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About Jen Russo

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