Monday, June 12, 2017

Going gaga over a heavenly dinner at Gannon's on Wailea Maui

An evening with super Island Chef Bev Gannon and husband Joe's lovely eatery

Richard and Patti Pietschmann

It's always a pleasure dining with top Hawaiian Chef Beverly Gannon and her husband Joe at one one their two restaurants on Maui, Gannons at Wailea and Hali'imaile General Store – A Bev Gannon Restaurant in upcountry Maui--or that matter anywhere.   True foodies and top-notch hosts, the pair produces some of the best meals in the Islands at their eateries and with their popular catering business.

Our latest sampling of the Gannon fare was as good as ever with Bev ordering rounds of appetizers--many of which are offered at reduced prices during an extended 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. nightly happy hour (drinks are also reduced rates).

So here's what we ate and loved in a Hawaiian seashell:

Ahi Poke with taro chips and heavenly seasoning

Rich and flavorful duck salad

Tasty tater tots with a Bev twist (not to be missed)

Powerfully tasty pork chop

Meat, luscious Kalua pork spring rolls


Mouth-watering meaty Hapu with flavors that dance in your head
My fave rave cashew-crusted local Mahi Mahi
Cookie monster treats


Of course there were rounds of perfect Aviation gin martinis, a heady margarita and fine wines.
Voted one of the Top 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in America, Gannon’s is a celebration of the classic dishes for which Chef Beverly Gannon is best known from her award-winning restaurants.The outdoor lanai provides awesome ocean views and spectacular sunsets and The Red Bar is always a lively gathering spot.
It's  the perfect spot in Wailea for those looking for something unique and off-the-beaten-tourist-pat as well as couples seeking a romantic setting.

Located at 100 Wailea Golf Club Drive, Wailea, 808-875-8080. Reservations a must.