Rains drench India for months before giving way to crisp September days. Thankfully, the only monsoon on Maui is Monsoon India in Kihei, and now in the Wharf Cinema Center in Lahaina. Titillate your taste buds with turmeric, cardamom, coriander, and curry spiced dishes. Try the lamb biriyani, a delicious mélange of roasted tender lamb chunks, slow cooked and nestled in aromatic basmati rice accented with raisins and cashews. Koorma chicken, a coconut-infused curry specialty, is a delight. BYOB for quenching. Sunday brunch buffet; closed for lunch Monday and Tuesday.
Menehune Shores, 760 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, (808) 875-6666; 658 Front St., Lahaina, (808) 661-4999. Indian. L, D. $