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Ono ‘grindz’ await at this year’s Lahaina Plantation Days

By Staff | Oct 8, 2015

Maui’s favorite restaurants will offer a mouthwatering menu at this year’s Lahaina Plantation Days.

LAHAINA – You need not be a foodie to enjoy the impressive menu of ono “grindz” at this year’s Lahaina Plantation Days on Oct. 16-17.

This year’s menu includes Mochiko Chicken by Aloha Mixed Plate; Kalua Pork Bau Buns by Black Rock Kitchen (Sheraton Maui Resort); Shrimp Bruschetta by Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.; Hamachi Tostada by Cane and Canoe (Montage Kapalua Bay); Beef Sliders by Cheeseburger in Paradise; Cool Cat Burgers by Cool Cat Caf; Philly Cheese Steak by Captain Jack’s; Fresh Island Fish Ceviche by Hard Rock Caf; Koloa Baby Back Ribs and Kimo’s Special Slaw by Kimo’s; Fresh Fish Tacos by Leilani’s on the Beach; Leoda’s Turkey Dinner by Leoda’s Kitchen & Pie Shop; Manapua by The Manapua Bakery; Luau Sampler by Ohana Bar & Grill (Kaanapali Beach Club); BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders on Hawaiian Bun by Pacific’O Restaurant; Chicken Curry by Pad Thai; Molokai Sweet Potato and Haupia Pie by Pono Pies; Gourmet Meat Pizza by Prison St. Pizza; ice creams and sherbet by Roselani Ice Cream; Pulled Pork Sliders by Royal Ocean Terrace (Royal Lahaina Resort); Fried Brussels Sprouts by Shark Pit; Garlic Noodles by Star Noodle; and shave ice.

The best part? All of this amazing food is in ONE location, and you need not make reservations. Just come on down to the Lahaina Plantation Days. The event will be held at the Old Pioneer Mill Co. Smokestack site next to 277 Lahainaluna Road. Event hours are 5 to 10:30 p.m. on both days. Parking is free.

Among the highlights of this not-to-be-missed event are performances by Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners Ikaika Blackburn and Leohone, Ekolu, Willie K, Amy Hanai`ali`i, Napua Greig and Melveen Leed, along with the Zenshin Daiko Drummers.

A Plantation Life tent will highlight cultural cuisines of this era (Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Portuguese, Korean, Okinowan and Puerto Rican), along with displays of cooking implements, cooking styles, foods, preserving methods and vegetable gardens.

Admission is $5; children five and younger are free. For more information, contact the Lahaina Restoration Foundation office at (808) 661-3262, e-mail info@ lahainarestoration.org or visit www.lahainarestoration.org. Get updates on Facebook.com/LahainaPlantationDays.