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Thanksgiving on Maui 2011 – Where To Eat Round-up

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UPDATED November 19, 2011 As promised (although delayed) here’s the update for this Maui Thanksgiving Round-up. Some more restaurants to choose from:

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is holding a Thanksgiving Island Harvest on Thursday, November 24,2011 3:00pm – 8:00pm $52 per adult & $25 per child (age 6-12) plus tax & gratuity. For reservations, 808.921.4600

Westin Kaanapili Ocean Resort with Pre Fixe or Buffet – A gourmet sit-down, four-course Thanksgiving Dinner or an amazing epicurean buffet? Either way, Westin Kaanapali resort villas is prepared to host you. The Ocean Pool Bar and Grill’s menu is tantalizing, and their buffet features seafood, cheese and fruits, carving stations, salads, hot selections and desserts. They will be serving their Thanksgiving Day Buffet from 3 to 8pm. The price is $48 per adult and $24 per child, age 4 to 12.

 Marriott Vacation Club will have a Thanksgiving Day Dinner Buffet at Longboards Ka’anapali Restaurant on November 24, 2011 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. *$45.00 for adults,*$22.50 for children 6 -12 Keiki (children) 5 and under are free Credit card required for reservation. Cancellations within 24 hours of reservations will be charged $45.00. *Discounts, coupons and special rates not available. *Prices are inclusive of tax. Call 808-667-1200 or press ext.51 from your villa or suite. 18% gratuity added to parties of 6 or more.

 Pacific Whale Foundation will host a  Thanksgiving dinner at sea. The dinner cruise provides visitors and residents a way to spend the holiday in a unique Maui style. The two-hour cruise will depart from historic Lahaina Harbor at 5:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving day. Guests will enjoy all of the traditional Thanksgiving fixings, as well as cocktails, a beautiful sunset, live entertainment, and the opportunity to watch for humpback whales returning to Maui waters. The cruise will take place aboard the ultra-smooth, eco-friendly catamaran Ocean Discovery. The price for adults is $84.95, children (ages 3-12) is $49.95, and children ages 2 and under go free with a paying adult. Guests can save 10% by booking online, and Pacific Whale Foundation members save 20% on their ticket price, whether booked online or by phone. For reservations, please call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 or visit www.pacificwhale.org and click on “Eco Tours” and “Holiday Cruises”.

 Duke’s Beach House will be offering a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for $33.95 offered from 4pm, as well as our regular a la carte menu. Keiki Thanksgiving Menu for $14.95.

Five Palms Beach Grill will have a spectacular three course Traditional Turkey Dinner or a selection from our limited ala carte dinner menu. Three course Menu is $36.95

Gannon’s Restaurant will be offering our Al La Carte Dinner Menu as well as a Traditional Turkey Dinner Buffet for $38.00.

Joe’s Bar & Grill wll also have a Thanksgiving Feast|Baby Green Salad, Traditional Turkey Dinner Homemade Pumpkin Pie. $36.00, Open at 5:00. Regular menu also available

Tiki Terrace (Ka’anapali Beach Hotel) Bountiful Buffet 60 + items Rotisserie Roasted Turkey fixins, Prime Rib, Seafood, Salad, n Dessert bars. children $20 Adults Lunch $39.95 Dinner $46.95 Evening Hula n Music.

Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in the Four Seasons Resort Maui (FKA Spago – Maui) A Complete Thanksgiving Plate featuring Organic free range turkey and all the trimmings will be available in addition to our regular menu for just $48.00 per person.

Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu   is having a Thanksgiving Brunch $32 per person, $20 for Seniors and $12 for Keiki (7-13 yrs old).  November 24 – 11Am to 4PM.

King Kamehameha Golf Club presents a Thanksgving Buffet 10:00Am and last seating will be at 1:30pm.  $36 per person, 12 and under is $18, 5 and under complimentary.

At Buzz Wharf, you can dine in or take out – call 244-5426.

Let me know if you hear of anything else or if you want to be added in.  Aloha!



PREVIOUS POST DATED November 6, 2011:


Thanksgiving is just around the corner.   I still do not know what we’re doing this year, do you?

I am thinking… maybe we should just try something different this year. Instead of  hosting  a Thanksgiving dinner,  maybe we should go to a buffet or a special dinner in a restaurant.  And so the other day I tweeted and asked who among the restaurants and resorts on Maui are doing a Thanksgiving special, and I received some replies from my favorite hotels and restaurants.

If you are visiting on Maui during Thanksgiving and wondering where to eat, I recommend the following. Check out the links for menu and reservation details.

Four Season Resort  is preparing an amazing Thanksgiving at Dou

Grand Wailea Resort is doing a  Grand Thanksgiving Luau at Honua’ula.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House  is having “The Harvest” – a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner in both their Lahaina and Wailea.

The Westin Maui Resort and Spa has two options for you in their resort:  Ono Bar and Grill and the Tropica Restaurant & Bar are both celebrating Thanksgiving with a special dinner.

I will be updating this post and will be adding to the list so check back in a week or so.  However, I think the choices above are plenty, so if I were you, I’d already make a reservation so you won’t have to think about it.

Now all I have to do is to convince my husband that we just go out on a Thanksgiving dinner so I won’t have to cook.  Wish me luck! :)

And oh,  that “turkey in a bikini” photo above, that is just to make you smile. I don’t think any of the restaurants listed above would be presenting their turkey that way.  In case you want to know how to make that turkey in a bikini for thanksgiving (I call it the Maui Thanksgiving Turkey), click the following link:  the sexy turkey recipe.


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Thanksgiving and Hello

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Hello A Maui Blog. It’s me, Liza, you blogger. I know… I had been slacking. No new excuse. It’s the usual “very busy” lame excuse. I know… I still am passionate about blogging. In fact, I started another blog at Posterous. It’s the easiest blogging platform there is. Will tell you more about it later. For now I would like to update you about my life, specifically about our Thanksgiving.

Note: If you are a regular reader of A Maui Blog and looks forward more on posts about Maui, please feel free to skip reading this post. This post is more of a a personal update of this blogging Mama who lives on Maui. I will return with more Maui post soon, but for tonight I am going to talk story about me.

So where do I begin? Let’s start with Thanksgiving Eve. We had our annual Thanksgiving Eve Service at Hope Chapel and I attended. I shared in the congregation what I was thankful for. Each of the sharer was give only a minute so we had to think of just a few. I shared 3 things: 1) that this year I am thankful for my kids school and their teachers (past and present) 2) I am thankful for my husband and our marriage of 16 years 3) I am thankful for my work/job. I won’t attempt to share here everything that I shared that night, but that’s the gist of it.

Moving on to Thanksgiving Day … this morning my hubby woke up sick. He was sick! Talk about panic moments! We invited friends over to our house to celebrate Thanksgiving, and husband is so sick he couldn’t even get out of bed! You see, my husband is the “party organizer” in our family. I am support to be the “support crew”. he’s supposed to work the crowd while I get busy with the getting the food ready, etc. Well, we called all our invited guests – we told him that Hubby caught a bug and that he can’t get out of his room, but Liza and the kids will still continue on with the celebration and they are welcome to come if they are not afraid to “get contaminated”. All our invited friends said they will come. Nice! I was happy to hear that they are coming but at the same time I was gripped with panic. My husband is supposed to deep fry the Turkey and he can’t. My husband was supposed to pick up the ice for the cooler, and he can’t; my husband is supposed to bake the Apple Pie and he can’t – waaaahhhh!

To make the long story short, everything went fine. It’s so good to be among friends this season. Almost all our guest are couples and families who’s immediate families live far away. We all gathered together and became our “immediate family” on Maui to each other. It was grand. We had a great time. Scott and Kaib ended up deep frying the turkey; Chris grilled the Jalopeno Poppers and Shrimp Kabob; Whitney did the Watergate Salad (the one with cool whip, pistacio pudding, crushed pineapple goodness – so yum!) Garnett brought the yummy ham, Sarah brought the mashed potatoes (and other yummy dishes) and Sol brought the salad. Instead of trying to bake an apple pie, I just went to Safeway and brought 3 kinds of pies. We had lots of good food and lots of fun (while poor hubby stayed in bed the whole time) . I wish I had the time to take photos, but I didn’t, so photos of us or the food.

Since we had so much fun together, we told them that they are also invited for Christmas in our house. Hopefully we also would have the Nakagawas, the Keplers and the Williams with us on Christmas. It’ll be a blast!

Tomorrow, Black Friday, my plan is to run on the morning (gotta burn these calories!), then go shopping with Hapa Boy. Hapa Girl went to ur friends’ house for a sleep over. Hubby has to work (can’t call in sick because they might think it’s just an excuse).

It’s 10:25 PM. I think I need to sleep now. But before I do, want to ask you a question for Aloha Friday“. If someone (family or close friend) asks you what gift would you want for Christmas this year, what would you say?

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Turkey In A Bikini – Thanksgiving Maui Style

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For more Wordless Wednesday, go to 5MFM and WWHub
And oh, this photo and recipe is taken from here. Thank yah!

BONUS: If you want to laugh out loud – go to this funny post on Thanksgiving.

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Aloha Friday – Thanksgiving Dish

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In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So Kalani of An Island Life thought that on Fridays she would take it easy on posting, too. On her blog she’ll ask a simple question for us to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. Then if we would like to participate, we can do the same.

Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, I would like to ask: What is your favorite dish on Thanksgiving? Now, if you do not celebrate Thanksgiving (like if you are from another country), my question is what is your favorite holiday dish?

I know some friends who loves pumpkin pies, but I look forward to the pistachio salad made of jello, whip cream and pistachio – hhhmmmm yum!?

Don’t forget to go to An Island Life and visit other participants this Aloha Friday :)

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