Ready for a culinary journey? These six ‘Aipono Award-winning Maui restaurants offer a taste of the World on a Plate, sans jet lag.
First Stop: Hollywood, CA
Fleetwood’s on Front Street
Silver ‘Aipono for Best New Restaurant
Who needs Hollywood and Vine when you have Fleetwood’s on Front Street and an ocean view?
Fleetwood’s homey, English-pub-style dining room serves classic bistro fare — as does the uber-cool rooftop lounge on level three. Pink salted fries, veddy British fish and chips, and a one-pound Harley Davidson “Hog” burger share the spotlight with wood-fired pizzas, salads and classic entrees. Guests are just as likely to drool over Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famers, such as Mick Fleetwood’s pal Steven Tyler, who performed at the restaurant’s grand opening and shows up regularly to jam with Fleetwood’s Island Rumours Band. (Begging the question, who is picking up the Steven Tyler bill?
SIDE DISH – Fleetwood’s sundown ritual mixes it up nightly with Hawaiian chanting, torch lighting, and a Scottish bagpiper