Hawaii Series Part Five – Maui
After our tour, of the Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas, Sarah took us to dinner at Pulehu, an Italian grill located at the resort. We had a great table outside, the restaurant is open with some tables out and some in. It was a beautiful night and being from New England it was lovely to be able to sit out and have a great dinner – on a February evening!
Cynthia was our waitress – and you need to ask for her when you go – she was wonderful and added much to our dinning experience. She is from Canada originally…I find Canadians to be nice people! She made everything on the menu sound good and suggested wine pairings to go with our dinner; but it was her enthusiasm about everything that was a delight. She has a great smile and is attentive to all your dinning needs, she gets involved and works hard to see that everything is perfect. While in Maui we returned to Pulehu and waited for one of her tables.
The nice part of my job is meeting new people and sometime there is a connection, more then just a work encounter where you meet and then leave. I was lucky that it happened several times on this trip at different hotels. Our dinner with Sarah was fun and not just because of the wine, but truly felt like a night out with friends. We started with Cynthia arriving with garlic & tomato bruschetta, crab cakes and crispy calamari – this alone could have been our meal. Chef Adam Tabura come over to our table, he explained how he uses the freshest ingredients from local farms. I’m not a seafood person so I asked what he would suggest, one dish was Chef Adam’s lasagna (bolognese, Italian sausage, spinach, mushrooms and pomodoro) the other was his spaghetti & meatballs, which was the best I have every had, yes spaghetti & meatballs! The sauce was with fresh tomatoes and the meatballs were so light and tasty. Really the best! Cynthia kept coming with wines she thought we would like…and we did, it was a very nice night – yet there was more – dessert time which included tiramisu and warm chocolate cake! We didn’t have any complants when Javier Barberi, the manager, came over to check on us.
Thank you Sarah, please keep my card in a safe place and let me know if you ever make it to Boston!
When you’re in Maui stop by Pulehu, ask for Cynthia and tell her I sent you!
More to come in my Hawaii Series..