What do people eat on Maui? Besides the traditional foods of the Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, and Filipinos who immigrated after the Polynesians and early settlers, there is a new kind of Pacific fusion cuisine that combines the best of everything in an elegant way. Developed by top chefs in Hawaii, the Hawaiian Regional Cuisine is an unusual blend of ethnic flavors and fresh local ingredients such as tropical fruit and seafood. One of the places that offers such haute cuisine at affordable prices is at the local college which has a fine dining restaurant.
On Maui, I met a lonely, closet chef whose passion for gourmet cooking is one of the best-kept secrets in this tropical paradise. Last I heard he has met his match, for she, too, dabbles in the culinary arts but as a profession not pastime. Whereas he cooks for love in private, she is a private chef.
Below is my musical gift and best wishes to their new partnership. After all, every artist needs a muse to amuse.