Maui's Romantic Restaurants

by Leah Rendon

About Leah Rendon

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A travel writer since 2002, Jane Gosford has written countless articles for online pop-culture magazines and various travel-related websites, including Eurobooking and World66. Gosford also has experience in copywriting, having developed a series of articles related to network marketing. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in theater arts.

The Hawaiian island of Maui features a host of romantic settings, including the sunrise vistas over the Haleakala Volcano and sunset viewings on Kaanapali Beach. Many of the hotels on the island offer special accommodations for honeymooners as well, ranging from sprawling resorts to intimate bed and breakfast facilities. Some of these hotels offer romantic dining on-site options as well.

Capishe

Located upon the grounds of the high-end Hotel Wailea, Capishe offers an intimate dining experience with just nine tables situated throughout the restaurant's exclusively outdoor seating areas. Guests may dine in the stone lined balcony which offers sunset views over the Pacific Ocean or in the private garden area. Following dinner, guests may also stroll throughout the surrounding grounds, a lush landscape highlighted by a pond and a streaming waterfall. Specializing in Northern Italian cuisine, the restaurant serves up such dishes as shrimp carbonara, mushroom truffle risotto and braised lamb shank. The attached lounge features an extensive wine and cocktail menu, as well as live music on the weekends.

Gerard's Restaurant

Housed within a two-story plantation mansion, Gerard's Restaurant features outdoor dining upon an old-fashioned wrap-around porch and a brick patio. The elegant setting includes white cloth covered tables, fresh flowers and candlelight. The French restaurant serves up such dishes as sauteed veal sweetbread, prime filet of beef and confit of duck. Dessert items include creme brulee, chocolate mousse profiteroles and various sorbets. The extensive wine list offers a sampling of French and American selections, as well as evenings specializing in multicourse wine dinners.

Humu Restaurant

Situated within the elegant Waldorf Astoria's Grand Wailea, Humu Restaurant offers excellent views of the neighboring Wailea Beach and the daily sunsets. Diners may even enjoy walks along the nearby beach-side path following their meals. Boasting thatched roofs and tiki torches, the restaurant itself floats upon the hotel's own lagoon, an area filled with fish and lobsters for the picking. Menu items include such fare as filet mignon, rack of lamb and bamboo shrimp sticks. For dessert, guests can share such treats as chocolate volcano mousse, sweet potato pie cheesecake and coconut rice pudding tower.

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