The smiles on all those faces say it all – our mai tai makes people happy. Very happy. Quickly.
James and I hosted another of our rather infamous mai tai parties on Friday, and it was very, very fun. Some of my favorite quotes:
“Your party was so great it caused a tsunami!” (My friend Rebecca wrote this the next day while we were all evacuating our homes to avoid the tsunami-that-wasn’t. Everyone at the party loved Rebecca, because she labored for hours to make the amazing Spicy Ahi Sashimi Cones featured on Spago’s menu. What a friend!)
“I was afraid the floor wouldn’t hold when I saw how many people were coming.” (It held just fine, thanks.)
“I don’t usually drink mai tais because they’re so sweet … but this one is great!” (That’s what I was going for with the recipe – so glad it works!)
“I have never had a better mai tai.” (Blush.)
“Why don’t you have your book for sale!?!?!” (Because we had to turn them all over to local retailers who can’t keep them in stock! Borders in Kahului, Barnes & Noble in Lahaina, Whole Foods in Kahului, and even Costco – check this page for all the island locations.)
“There are so many interesting people here!” (That’s true, we think so, too. That’s because we invite all of our personal friends, fun neighbors, business associates, and anyone on our email list who have purchased a copy of the book from us or registered their book. It’s a totally random assortment of cool people, all having a great mai tai. Makes for interesting conversation.)
The next Mai Tai party is scheduled for Friday, July 2. If you get a copy of the book between now and then, make sure you register it if you want an invitation!
If you like that photograph of us, you’ll LOVE Richard Marks. He’s not only the sweetest guy on Maui, he’s one of the most talented photographers working on the island. Some people are true artists, and Richard is one of them. If you’re having a wedding or just want someone to capture a special moment, there is no one I would recommend higher. Check out his websites – the best one to start with is http://www.alohaia.com
Thanks to everyone who attended!
PS: If you want the recipe, I share it here: https://mauirestaurantsblog.com/maitai