this episode we are truly fortunate to feature the amazing
Maui Prince Hotel, which is located in Makena, which is
the southern tip of beautiful Maui in Hawaii! This is
where the gentle slopes of Haleakala meet the white sand
beach and crystal waters of the Pacific.
Here in the Prince Court Restaurant we meet Executive
chef Greg Gaspar, who is in charge of the menu and presentation
at this grand location. Chef Greg uses the produce from
fertile upcountry Maui and prepares some wonderful dishes
just for us!
Chef Gaspar prepares a lovely Lobster Dumpling with a
Balsamic Vinegar Reduction, which is a delicate recipe
that combines the essence and flavors of Lobster, while
at the same time balancing the culinary influences of
eastern and western kitchens, doing so adeptly we might
also whips up a Seared Ahi Tuna over Soft Polenta with
Shitake Mushrooms and a Wasabe sauce that is an inspired
recipe to be sure! Utilizing his direct contacts wish
ocean fishermen, who bring the bounty of the Pacific off
of Hawaii right to his doorstep and then right on to the
plate, Greg makes it all come together in perfect harmony!
Greg is a super warm person, bringing such artistry to
all of his culinary creations and providing a taste of
the Aloha spirit in every recipe he prepares!
Also in this episode, we take a tour of the Makena Golf
Course with Golf Pro Kirk Nelson- as he shows us his ‘Hippie’
swing! Kirk’s uncle inspired him to become a professional
golfer and his mom always told him to follow his dreams,
so by listening to both of them, Kirk has one of the most
incredible jobs on the planet!
walking tours along at the Maui Prince cover hundreds
of acres of wild and pristine flora and fauna, all leading
up to the dark, volcanic rocky shores that are the home
to all matter of sea life- from gigantic sea turtles,
to tropical fish of every size and shape to the majestic
humpback whales that frolic just off the shore line!
a soft and buttery sound track to this show, we are so
blessed to feature Ron Kuala’au, an amazing recording
artist whose soft voice and sweet sounding guitar is guaranteed
to get you into the Aloha spirit! Ron sings a couple of
beautiful songs just for us, and provides the soothing
tones of his music to compliment this very fun episode!