Story by Shannon Wianecki | Photography by Nina Lee
Cruise up the manicured drive to Gannon’s, aglow on the hill. Hand your keys to the complimentary valet. Inside, the sparkly Red Bar quickly fills with fashionable folks who move the party indoors after witnessing another slam-dunk sunset. Slide in, order a martini or mojito, and enjoy a sampling of celebrated chef Beverly Gannon’s fine comfort food. Shaved fennel and beets come sprinkled with bleu cheese, walnuts, and orange slices. Smoked chicken salad is sweetened with maple vinaigrette. If you’re extra hungry, dig into the healthy portion of venison atop rich Parmesan risotto. 100 Wailea Golf Club Dr., Kihei, (808) 875-8080. American/Pacific Rim. B, L, D, $$.
Duke’s Beach House
Story by Erin Rowe | Photography by Nina Lee
Imagine old Hawai‘i as you take in sea views from this hard-wood, open-air beach house. Built in memory of Duke Kahanamoku, the father of international surfing, this newest addition to the TS restaurant family shares an impressive collection of surf memorabilia. Let the live music lull you while your server recommends specialties: crab and macadamia-nut wontons, followed by banana-leaf-steamed monchong or prime rib with Yorkshire pudding. After the flourless chocolate cake with pineapple crème anglaise, slip off your shoes for a starlit beach stroll. Kid-friendly. American/Pacific Rim. B, L, D, RR. $$. Honua Kai Resort & Spa, 130 Kai Malina Pkwy., Lahaina, 662-2900.