Market Fresh Bistro
Eight years ago, brother and sister Justin Pardo and Olivia Coletti happened upon a location in Makawao and decided to open a bistro. Local patrons have made it a regular destination ever since. Justin, a former Grand Wailea chef, has a credo for food sustainability, setting an example for others in the industry. The bistro’s menu is founded on fresh, organically raised produce from local farms — including Pardo and Coletti’s own land.
One of my favorite dishes is Justin’s crispy, golden goat cheese croquettes on a bed of Kealoha Farms tomatoes, drizzled with a sweet balsamic reduction. Rave reviews also for kabocha ginger soup — and their most popular dish, an Upcountry greens salad with fresh fish du jour, will more than satisfy pescetarians. Justin offer a prix fixe farm-to-table dinner on Thursdays, and this is one you won’t want to miss. You’ll need a reservation, as seating is limited. A nice selection of beer and wine complements lunches; the weekly seven-course dinner has a separate paired wine menu, if you choose.
3620 Baldwin Ave., Makawao | 808-572-4877 | MarketFreshBistro.com