Amasia - Alan Wong's Maui
Full review in today's HNL newspaper by restaurant critic Nadine Kam. Bottom line: she likes it.
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One thing I always admired about AW was that unlike so many of his peers, he stuck to one eponymous venue and more or less perfected it. Now that he is going to be splitting his attention between his Honolulu home base and Maui, can he keep up the level of excellence he has achieved? One can only hope so.
I read the article this morning. The interesting thing to me was that the restaurant wasn't a duplicate of his main restaurant, but a different style. At least that was the impression I got while reading about the dishes and multitude of small plates. I guess the style fits in more with the resort atmosphere.
Thanks for the link macaraca, but it looks like there is no free access.
Anyone have first hand experience at Amasia lately? Do you think it would be worth a stop for one drink and one or two shared small plates? If so what would you order?
On Maui we like to keep it light and sort of graze our way through the island day. In January we will stay South Maui for the first time. We plan to do our hotel breakfast buffet (included) as a brunch after some early morning snorkeling and other outdoor activities. Then explore and eat as we go.
Any other suggestions for grazing in South Maui, Paia and upcountry? We may do a full lunch at Mama's or Hali'imale if we can't resist, but really, we want to keep it light so we can keep our energy going, focusing on local fresh fish and produce. We'd love to take advantage of any happy hour deals offered too. Thanks so much for sharing any experience you might have.