Finally going to finish up the Hawaii trip photos and move onto the rest of life. I've been working on lots of projects at home...lots of things going on, so have slowed down a bit on the posts, but hoping to catch up very soon with the arrival (or hope of, anyway) SPRING and some creative projects that go with that. Winter tends to slow me down........
One of our favorite restaurants in Maui was Mala Ocean Tavern on the north end of Lahaina. A friend recommended it, and so we made our way there one evening with another couple. It didn't look like much from the outside, and looked very small (it is!). But in the evening the place is hopping and you can't get in without reservations. There is a tiny dining room, a tinier bar area, and then a small deck overlooking the ocean out back. Probably only seats less than 60 total.
On our first visit we were lucky to get a table out on the deck. Even though it was dark and we couldn't really SEE the ocean at least we could HEAR it and it was fun to sit on the dark deck under small patio lights. A bit difficult to read the menu and really see your food too, and my photos turned out quite dark too.
We liked it so much that we returned our last night on Maui for one more visit. The first time there, the other couple had ordered the whole fried fish and Kev and I were pretty jealous watching them devour it and proclain how wonderful it was. So on our last visit, we too ordered the whole fried fish (served on a platter for two people to share), served on top of rice and vegetables with a ginger soy sauce. SO SO good! Yummers!
As we walked back to our car, along the dark coastline, I tried to savor every second, the smells, the sounds, the warm night air, knowing that the next morning we would be flying early back to cold Montana.