The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas celebrated the opening of its newest restaurant, Auntie’s Kitchen, on Friday, Oct. 28. It is replacing the 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.”
While a special family-style tasting menu was offered at the grand opening, Auntie’s Kitchen’s began serving its regular breakfast, lunch and dinner menus daily, including à la carte selections on Saturday, Oct. 29. Prepared under the leadership of both Chef Tanya Doyle and Chef Brian Murphy, the dishes being offered on the menu 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 à la carte, along with a daily buffet table, are among the restaurant’s breakfast offerings.
Auntie’s Kitchen is open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., with breakfast served until 10:30 a.m.
Happy Hour is offered daily between 3 and 5 p.m. (excluding holidays and special events).
Live music can be enjoyed from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday and Friday (schedule subject to change).
Syed Sarmad, Principal Broker for Advantage Vacation