May-June 2014

May-June 2014 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

hawaiian spiny lobster

Lobster Love

Lobster season closes to allow Hawaiian spiny lobsters a chance to reproduce.
Kapalua Grand Tasting

Vintage Performance

The Grand Tasting finds a new home this year at The Montage.

2014 Chef of the Year: Isaac Bancaco

Isaac Bancaco is the new generation Hawaiian chef, working to promote Maui as a cultural destination driven by food.
Maui Film Festival history

Cinema by the Sea

They say a sequel never quite measures up to the original, but that's not the case with the Maui Film Festival, which seems to outdo itself year after year.
hawaiian fisherman nets

The Fisherman’s Net

From ancient times, Hawaiians have used this handwoven tool to gather an ocean harvest. For one Maui fisherman, it still holds a way of life and a sense of identity.
Spago beet salad

Winning Ways

Island flavors, a corker of a wine list, and a Haiku eatery that's pure poetry ... ʻAipono 2014 winners arrive at excellence by many an innovative path.
maui helicoptor tours

Awhirl over Maui

Sightseeing reaches new heights with Blue Hawaiian.
legend of haleakala

Maddahs an’ Suns

Reflecting on Mother's Day, Tita shares a story about Hawaiian demigod Maui and his mother, goddess Hina.
publisher's note

The Kau Kau Tin

Diane learns about the kau kau tin, a traditional old Hawaiian lunch box, and celebrates the ohana and stars of Maui food culture.
Na Hoaloha

Success with Aloha

A West Maui restaurant group spills the beans on what it takes to succeed.