Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Maui Restaurant: Sea House at Napili Kai Resort

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On the Northwest shore of Maui, just south of the Kapalua Resort, lies the Napili Kai Beach Resort and Sea House Restaurant. This oceanfront property is located on one of the best beaches on Maui.


Beautiful Napili Bay*



Incredible Studio Unit*


Awesome Afternoon View

I had a really hard time getting
any work done with this view...



Full Kitchen in the Studio Unit

Since I've been away from home for awhile,
I was ready to prepare dinner and enjoy the great view.

But the resort had other plans for me...



Sea House Executive Chef Craig Erickson
invited me to dinner



Located right on the water,
a great place to watch the sunset.

Locally sourced ingredients
and creative menus.
Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


I suggested that Chef Craig select the starters,
see what Jay Eats...


Poke Nachos
Sashimi grade Ahi diced and tossed with red onions, tomatoes
in a Thai citrus dressing on a bed of limu, crispy wonton chips
with wasabi aioli, sweet soy and sriracha cream

A great starter,
the flavors worked well
with the local ahi.



Caprese Tower
Layers of gold and ruby tomato between
fresh Mozzarella, arugula sprouts, herb pesto, balsamic reduction,
sun-dried tomato vinaigrette

I love fresh tomatoes and Maui
has some of the best!



Lawa Pono Pa
(Respectful Bountiful Basket)

(L) Garlic buttered shrimp satay, baby bok choy and heirloom carrots
(C) Petite filet, mashed new potatoes and blue cheese demi-glace
(R) Crab crusted mahimahi, saffron aioli and wild rice blend.

I love sampling a variety of items
and everything on this plate
was ono
(delicious)



Pineapple Tiramisu
Whipped mascarpone and diced pineapple layer with
pineapple cake, mango, guava drizzle, with fruit salsa.

When on Maui,
must have something with locally grown pineapple.



Sunsets included with each visit...*



Private Sea House Dinners*
The property has a lot of spots for private dining
with spectacular sunsets and dining by torch light.
Chef Craig and his team create special menus
for all occasions.


5900 Lower Honoapiilani Road
Lahaina, HI 96761
(808) 669-1500

Open Daily: 7 am - 9 pm



Had a great dinner and conversation with Chef Craig.
Loved hearing about all of the great local ingredients available,
I'm kind of jealous...


Chef Craig Erickson was part of



Mahalo!
Chef Craig Erickson



NOTE: I was a guest of the Maui Visitors Bureau and their partners
(Sea House Restaurant and Napili Kai Beach Resort)
and thank them for their hospitality.
All comments and opinions expressed are strictly my own.




Photos by Jay Terauchi
Jay Eats
©Jay Terauchi

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