Sonz At Swan Court- 1 of 5 Fabulous Filets
Dining HighlightsTASTE—Juiciness, flavor, texture, and use of seasonings and sauces
INNOVATION—new techniques for preparing the perfect filet
VALUE—our somewhat subjective assessment of whether the filet is worth the price
Son’z at Swan Court
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
200 Nohea Kai Drive, Ka‘anapali
Hours: Dinner 5:30-10 p.m.
Taste: 8 | Innovation: 8 | Value: 9
Overall Score: 25 | Price: $$$$
We felt positively regal descending the dramatic curved staircase leading to Son’z at Swan Court. This lagoon-side gem scores high on the romance scale with black and white swans gliding by enormous open wood casements; a waterfall mutes conversations at neighboring tables. And then there’s the filet: an eight-ounce certified Kansas City Angus tenderloin bathed in a Maui-coffee marinade that creates a burnished crust during grilling. Chef Roy Martinez keeps red-hot lava rocks under his grill to ensure steaks are cooked evenly. “Mauishire” steak sauce nicely complements the marinade. A loaded baked potato accompanies — it’s baked low and slow (200 degrees for four hours), and stuffed with truffle butter, mascarpone, bacon bits, chives, and Parmesan. Every bite is a little explosion of flavors. Grilled asparagus, served perfectly al dente, rounds out this feast fit for kings and queens.
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