Friday, April 20, 2012

Maui Restaurant: Market Fresh Bistro

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If you want good food, you go where it's produced, the farm! Market Fresh Bistro is located in Maui's Upcountry, within walking distance of where some of the food is grown. MFB is headed by Chef Justin Pardo, who's vision is to use all Maui grown ingredients.

On this night, we were treated to a special multi-course tasting menu. Chef Justin prepared and plated all of the dishes and personally explained each dish. I knew we were in for a special evening.

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Tasting Menu
April 6, 2012

Amuse Bouche

Kupa'a Farms Lemon Thyme Marinated Baby Beets*
Herb Goat Cheese
Garlic Naan



Salad Course
"Two on a Plate"

Tamimi Farms Heirloom Tomato Salad (Left)
Kula Herb Goat Cheese Fritter
Evonuk Farms Parsley & Kalamata Olive Vinaigrette


Upcountry Vegetable Salad (Right)
Coca Farms Green Beens
DMOC Farms Roasted Rainbow Carrots
Kupa'a Farms Watermelon & Black Radish
Kupa'a Farms Mixed Greens
DMOC Farms Pesto Vinagrette


Fish Course

Greenleaf Farms Kalo Crusted Ono
Kupa'a Farms Curried Cauliflower & Tomato Chutney
Saffron Braised Leeks


Meat Course

Braised Maui Cattle Company Short Rib
Kupa'a Farms Elephant Garlic
Sauteed Piracicaba
Pumba Onion Jam


Dessert Course

Chocolate Mousse

A nice end to a great meal...


In January 2012, Chef Justin Pardo prepared dinner for Maui's Outstanding in the Field at Kupa'a Coffee Farm. Outstanding in the Field, the California-based "restaurant without walls" stages outdoor dinners with the intent to re-connect diners to the land and introduces them to local farmers. When you hear Chef Pardo talk about the ingredients used in each dish, you get his passion for the locally grown products and understand why he was the right fit to cook for this Outstanding in the Field dinner.



Chef Justin Pardo**
Market Fresh Bistro
3620 Baldwin Avenue
Makawao, Maui, HI
(808) 572-4877


I've been to Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, the world's largest seafood mart. I've had seafood at Tsukiji so fresh, it's still moving. It's amazing when you have food the way it's supposed to be, straight from the farm.

It was amazing and will have to be back
for breakfast...



Mahalo!
Chef Justin Pardo
Olivia Coletti
David Magenheim



Here's what my colleagues wrote about Market Fresh Bistro:







NOTE: I was a guest of the Maui Visitors Bureau and their partners.
All comments and opinions expressed are strictly my own.



Photos by Jay Terauchi
*Photo by Ayngelina Brogan
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