Last weekend I was invited to a private event at Taverna in Kapalua. If you have at least one toe in the Westside restaurant industry pool, you must already know a little smidgin about this Italian eatery. In a nutshell, Taverna is a collaboration between veteran restauranteur Chris Kaiwi, Master Chef Roger Stettler and wine specialist Greg Shepherd.
My date and I (well, it wasn’t really a date, but I got you interested, didn’t I?) had a grand time grazing on wonderful pupu
sipping fabulous Craft Cocktails
by knowledgeable and entertaining mixologists
and of course socializing with the who’s who on Maui!
We had a blast! I guess you could call me a groupie because the night before I ate dinner here with the PR diva, popular blogger, Empress of the Hawaii Foodie World Melissa Chang. The bar was packed! I remember this exact spot was the old Vino’s and I must admit, that was my “go to” pau hana place. Over the years, it turned into a couple of restaurants, however I never felt the welcoming atmosphere or energy until now…
Congratulations Taverna and Mahalo for creating a fun hot spot in Kapalua! To see an in depth blog on Taverna–click on this–Melissa Chang’s Blog on Frolic Hawaii