Maui Food and Dining

New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dancing Options

December 28, 2015, 1:43 PM HST
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Pūlehu, an Italian Grill, one of the Maui restaurants offering a New Year's Eve dinner. Courtesy photo.

Pūlehu, an Italian Grill, one of the Maui restaurants offering a New Year’s Eve dinner. Courtesy photo.

If you’d like to ring in 2016 with a full belly, then maybe dance off the calories, here are a few options around Maui on New Year’s Eve.

  • Makena Beach & Golf Resort

Molokini Bar & Grille at Makena Beach & Golf Resort will feature a tapas buffet, champagne and balloon drops at both 10 p.m. and midnight.

The New Year’s Eve Party runs from 5:30 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31. The event also includes live music and dancing till 12:30 a.m.

The food features tapas selections from around the world. As the New Year approaches, Makena heads to Italy with fresh crispy calamari and caprese salad with freshly pulled mozzarella. Then there’s a stop in France for a hearty Beurre Monte, slow butter-poached lobster tails, or filet mignon stuffed with truffles, shallot, and wild mushrooms. Makena also brings you to Asia, serving crispy pork belly with bao buns, dim sum, a selection of sushi and sashimi, as well as fresh veggies and seafood selections off the hibachi grill. Never one to miss dessert, the resort is preparing a “death by chocolate” dessert buffet with flambé fondue and crème brulee action stations. See the full menu here.

The Molokini Bar & Grille event includes a balloon drop at midnight in both Pacific and Hawaiʻi Standard Times with complimentary champagne toasts. Partygoers can dance the night away to Maui’s own Natalie Nicole Band, providing live entertainment until 12:30 a.m.

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The event is offered at $99 per adult and $50 per child ages 5-12 (plus tax and gratuity). Reservations are requested by calling (808) 875-5888 or visiting here.

  • Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
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Black Rock Kitchen at Sheraton Maui in Kāʻanapali is offering a New Year’s Eve tasting dinner. Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa’s Chef de Cuisine Jeffrey Rayno has created a five-course menu, featuring the freshest seafood paired with locally grown ingredients. Offerings include scallop carpaccio, blue crab cake, beef filet, grilled lobster and lemon-lime tartlet. See the full menu here.

The first seating times at 5:30 and 6 p.m. is priced at $150 per person. The second seating times at 8, 8:30 and 9 p.m. cost $250 per person and include a glass of champagne, party favors and entry into the New Year’s Eve White Party in the Sheraton Maui ballroom.

For reservations, please call (808) 921-4600.

  • Fleetwood’s on Front Street
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There are a few tickets left at Fleetwood’s, which is offering its regular dinner menu on the interior main dining room between 5:30 and 10 p.m. Then, the space transforms into a dance floor for a party from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the main floor (rooftop dinner and party tickets are sold out). The dance party will feature music by DJ Gary, and includes a cheese and charcuterie, champagne toast, balloon drop and greeting from owner and musician Mick Fleetwood.

Tickets to the main floor dance party cost $100 (party only, no dinner); click here to book those.  Or, if you have dinner there before the event (call the concierge at 808.669.6425 to make a reservation), you can purchase party tickets for $75.

  • The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas

There are two New Year’s Eve dinner options at The Westin Kāʻanapali Ocean Resort Villas, both offered between 5:30 and 10 p.m.

At Ocean Pool Bar & Grill, there’s a three-course prix fixe dinner featuring grilled tako, miso-braised short rib and macha green tea mousse. It costs $42 per person, $29 for children ages six to 12 and no charge for children ages five and younger.

At Pūlehu, an Italian Grill, Chef Alvin Savella has prepared a four-course prix fixe dinner featuring fried oysters, seared ‘Ahi, braised short rib ravioli and chocolate cheesecake with peppermint mousse. This dinner costs $75 per person.

For reservations to either venue, call (808) 677-3259 or visit here.

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