02/02/2008Provided by Citysearch -
We just had the honor of dining with the family of the chefs (Chris & Brian) last night. I've had several fantastic meals at great restaurants in my life - but at the end of this meal I could say without hesitation ""this is the best meal I've ever experienced"". And it was.
The price tag for their personal chef experience (Il Teatro) is NOT for the faint of heart. We didn't ask b/c we'd been referred by the chef's wife and had enjoyed our conversation with her. I'm glad we didn't, b/c I would've talked myself out of it based on the cost. We paid 2-3x more than we've ever paid for a meal before - but it was worth every penny. Not something we can afford monthly right now, but if I could I WOULD! Capische is NOT as expensive - this was for a FULL pre-fixe menu at Il Teatro including all of our drinks.
These 2 chefs (with 1 vision... hehe) are brilliant artists who take their food seriously. They made special note that they choose their wines FIRST and then make the food to compliment it. It was a fantastic pairing - for each of the 5-6 different wines we received.
I couldn't blither enough great things about this place - so if you're feeling like splurging a little don't go to any of the well known, over-advertised places on Maui. Go to this place - you'll end up paying about the same (or a little more if you go to Il Teatro) and I guarantee that the meal will be top notch.
To top it off - the people were fantastic. Brian and Chris (and their significant others) are fantastic people with great personalities who really made the whole experience a great, entertaining affair. They even anticipated when we were getting up from the table and had the valet bring our car around so it was arriving just as we walked out the door. Just one more way that they nailed the attention to detail I would expect from such an establishment. Best of luck to them - and make sure that you book this place on your itinerary!