The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas is cookin’ up something new. On Friday, Oct. 28, the resort will introduce its new restaurant, Auntie’s Kitchen, which will replace Ocean Pool Bar and Grill in the same venue poolside off of the resort’s south lobby. Auntie’s Kitchen was designed to celebrate the melting pot of flavors and cuisine that make up Hawai‘i’s local culinary culture.
“With Auntie’s Kitchen, we aim to deliver a food and beverage experience that highlights the best that local Maui cuisine has to offer in a setting that is relaxed, approachable and evokes a sense of comforting familiarity and a welcoming ‘ohana,” said Brandon Maeda, director of food and beverage at The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas. “We are committed to serving quality food and drink prepared with care and the best ingredients.”
Auntie’s Kitchen will officially open on Friday, Oct. 28. Its grand opening event will begin with a traditional Hawaiian blessing at 5:30 p.m., followed by the first dinner seating. Guests will enjoy a specially-priced three-course menu for $25 per guest, featuring a family-style assortment of the restaurant’s signature dishes, accompanied with live music and entertainment. The last seating will be at 8:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 808-667-3254.
While a special family-style tasting menu will be offered at the grand opening, Auntie’s Kitchen’s will serve its regular breakfast, lunch and dinner menus daily, including a la carte selections, beginning Oct. 29. Prepared under the leadership of both Chef Tanya Doyle and Chef Brian Murphy, the dishes are inspired by local favorites and include the Dynamite ‘Ahi Poke Bowl, Local Plate Lunches, Seafood Stew and Uncle’s Prime Rib. Additionally, Haupia French Toast, Banana Bread Waffle and Auntie’s Fried Rice, which are all a la carte, along with a daily buffet table, are among the restaurant’s breakfast offerings.
Auntie’s Kitchen is open daily from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., with breakfast served until 10:30 a.m. Happy Hour is offered daily from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (excluding holidays and special events). The soothing sounds of live music can be enjoyed Monday and Friday 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (schedule subject to change). Self-parking is complimentary. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit westinkaanapali.com/dining.