Aloha everyone! I have to apologize for the lack of posts lately. But, I’m on Hawaiian time right now and that means I’ve been on a mission to RELAX and most importantly, to eat delicious food and drink fruity beverages. I just wanted to check in with everyone and highlight a restaurant we went to last night here on the island of Maui. We started our trip in Kona (the “Big Island”) where we got to attend my cousin’s beautiful wedding (photos to come) and now we’re staying at Honua Kai in Lahaina. The photo pictured above is the view from our wrap around patio…this place is AMAZING.
A quaint little restaurant located near the beach on Front St in Lahaina (on Maui), Longhi’s impressed me with their classic Italian cooking and especially their “wine and cocktail list” which came to us in the form of an iPad. They developed their own app so you can search their wines by country, price, flavor, etc, and then just click “+1″ to order. That definitely piqued our interest from the very beginning. The only downfall was since the restaurant sits on the main street of a big area of Maui, the prices were a little (expectedly) high. We stuck with simple pasta dishes and started off with the caprese salad. The basil leaves were huge, and were grown here in Maui, and the mozzarella was thick and very fresh.
I had the linguini pomodoro–not that exciting, I know. But the homemade fresh and chunky tomato sauce paired very nicely with the Argentinian Malbec (my favorite).
If you’re around the island, be sure to stop around the corner at Scoops to try a scoop of their coconut ice cream–mmmmm!
Stay tuned for much more Hawaii food posts…they will be coming soon!