If you’re far from home on Thanksgiving, here are some ideas for how to celebrate that most American of holidays, island style.
Go Top Chef:
David Paul’s Island Grill Thanksgiving Prix Fixe Menu:
- appetizer (crab dip or baked brie)
- soup or salad (kabocha squash soup or walnut apple blue cheese salad)
- apple cider sorbet intermezzo
- Turkey (free-range, of course) with bread pudding, mashed potatoes, succotash (truffled), cranberry orange and Grand Marnier compote
- Choice of sweet potato pecan pie, bavarian cream, or pumpkin ice cream for dessert
$48 per person
Dinner service is 5-10pm
Ocean View in Lahaina!
Call 808-662-3000 now for reservations
(David Paul’s a la carte menu is also available)
Pacific’O’s Thanksgiving Dinner Entree:
In addition to Pacific’O’s regular a la carte menu, you can get a special Thanksgiving plate with:
- Kalua Turkey (smoked and shredded, because we’re in Hawaii)
- Herb stuffing
- Yukon “crushed” potatoes
- Moloka’i sweet potatoes
- homemade gravy
- cranberry sauce with pineapple chunks
- roasted vegetables from O’O Arms
- Hawaiian sweet rolls
$38 per person
Dinner service is 5:30-10pm
Ocean View in Lahaina!
Call 808-661-8422 now for reservations
If that plate from Pacific’O sounds good but you want to keep in casual and intimate, order the entire meal “to go” from Chef James’ new Aina Gourmet Market at Honua Kai Resort and Spa.
The exact same dishes are available – pre-cooked, packed in foil, with re-heating instructions – so you can bring home Thanksgiving Dinner and make it in your condo or home.
For $120 you get four servings, and you can add on pumpkin pies, wine, beer, fresh green salads, and other of the Market’s side dishes.
Pre-order your meal by calling 808-662-2832. Pick up is Thanksgiving Day, 9am-noon.
Do a Buffet With View:
If you want to feast and graze and eat to your heart’s content, consider our favorite buffets, which all still have room as of today:
The Makena Resort (Makena)
This resort’s Sunday brunches are legendary, and they’re pulling out all the stops for Thanksgiving. Beautiful views. Take a look at the menu here. (Please excuse the fax quality 🙁
Seatings are at 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm
$52++ per person
$26.50++ Children age 6-12
Call 808-874-1111 for reservations
The Grand Wailea (Wailea)
The Grand Dining Room is open air and has one of the prettiest views on the island – it’s easy to feel gratitude when you’re browsing their many-stationed buffet. See the whole menu here.
$37++ Children age 5-12
Call 1-800-888-6100 #5 for reservations
The Ritz Carlton (Kapalua)
The Terrace Restaurant at The Ritz is one of our favorite places for a big holiday feast. Check out their menu here.
$75++ per person
$37.50++ per child age 5-12
Call 808-665-7089 for reservations