As most of my blog followers know, I have been in Maui enjoying the sun, sand, shopping and spectacular food! My last day on the island included a stop at The Plantation House Restaurant for a casually elegant island style lunch.
The Plantation House Restaurant is located in Kapalua – just a short drive from Ka’anapali Beach. The restaurant was highly recommended to me and I was not disappointed. The restaurant has a traditional plantation house atmosphere with teak wood furniture and plantation style windows that open out to a spectacular island view.
I was greeted by Elyse Byron, Director of Aloha, who gave me a very warm island welcome and seated me at a table with a breathtaking view. Elyse has had an impressive career working with chefs including five and a half years as the Executive Assistant to Chef Michael Chiarello in Yountville California.
The lunch menu depicts the beautiful surroundings…
I selected the Macadamia Nut Basil Pesto Pasta with Shrimp and paired it with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. The flavors and creamy goodness of this dish were outstanding.
While enjoying my entree, I was also welcomed to the restaurant by Norm Schuhardt, General Manager and Partner of the Plantation House Restaurant.
The dessert offerings were too tempting to pass up so I selected the Lillikoi Creme Brulee – a rich passion fruit custard base dessert with a crackly layer of caramelized sugar on top.
I was thrilled to meet the Executive Chef, Alexander Stanislaw ( more about Chef Alex in a separate post)
Vickie and Chef Alex Stanislaw
The lunch at The Plantation House Restaurant was absolutely wonderful. When I return to Maui next year, I want to stop by the restaurant for dinner. The dinner menu showcases Chef Alex’s specialties with bold Mediterranean flavors blended with the freshest local produce, herbs and seafood available. The menu is filled with truly inspired cuisine. The restaurant also has an extensive wine collection and the dinner menu offers wine pairing suggestions.
This review was my honest opinion of the Plantation House Restaurant, the staff, the service and the food.