Mother's Day Specials

Looking for something special this Mother’s Day? A number of Hale Aina Award-winning restaurants have some spectacular specials to take care of mom. All of the specials below take place on Sunday, May 10, 2009, unless noted. Enjoy!


The beautiful setting of La Mer.

Chef Yves Garnier. Photos courtesy of Halekulani.

Halekulani’s La Mer will present a very special Mother’s Day Lunch (Déjeuner de la Fête des Mères). It’s the one day a year that the restaurant is open for lunch(two seatings at 11:30 a.m. and noon). Treat mom to some decadent French cuisine at this multiple, consistent award-winning restaurant.  The special prix fixe menu start swith a glass of Champagne, and your choice of:

  • Warm White Asparagus from the Loire Valley served with Maltaise Sauce
  • Quail and Foie Gras Terrine, Frisée Salad with Lardons and Poached Quail Egg
  • Scallops and Spinach Vol-au-Vent, Sauce Bercy with Fine Herb

Then enjoy a "Monaco Style" Fish Soup en Croûte before your choice of:

  • Fillet of Sea Bass "Meunière" with Almonds
  • Confit of Squab on Elbow Macaroni "Risotto Style" and Vichy Carrot
  • Tournedos of Natural Beef served with Maître d’Hôtel Butter, Gratin Dauphinois,
    Provençale Vegetables and "Vaucluse" Truffle Sauce

For dessert, a spring berry basket, Pistachio and White Chocolate Ice Cream, Candied Rose and Mignardises.  The Mother’s Day Lunch is available for $75.00 per person (not including tax or gratuity). Call 808-923-2311 for dining reservations.


Mother’s Day at The Melting Pot on Maui brings a special fondue lunch for mom. The restaurant will be open for Lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and for dinner at 5 p.m. and will feature a special Three-Course Menu for just $27 per person (with  a minimum of 2 people)

The menu will feature Cheese Fondue, a Savory Salad, and Chocolate Fondue. You can also add-on Entree plates for $9. Entree options include:

  • Breast of Chicken
  • White Shrimp
  • Limoncello Balsamic Sirloin
  • Teriyaki Marinated Sirloin
  • Orange Fennel Pork Tenderloin
  • Salmon or Ahi
  • Chicken Potstickers
  • Large Spinach Gorgonzola Ravioli
  • Mini-Spinach Artichoke Ravioli

Please call ahead and speak to the Hospitality Specialist to reserve your Mother’s Day lunch or dinner reservation – 808.661.6181.

Photo courtesy of The Melting Pot Lahaina

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Treat Mom to a Mother’s Day brunch buffet at The Kahala:

Hoku’s is featuring over 50 items in it’s special Mother’s Day brunch buffet, including made-to-order Sushi and Ahi Poke Musubi; King Crab Legs, Shrimp Tempura; Roast Chinese Duck; Roasted Prime Rib of Beef; and a pleathora of desserts. Avaialable from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for $65 adults, $49 children (ages 5-12). See the full special menu here.

While Plumeria Beach House’s brunch buffet includes legendary Kahala Thin Pancakes; Roast Prime Rib of Beef; Roast Leg of Lamb; and a station with over 18 desserts. Available from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. for $55 adults, $42 children (ages 5-12). Click here to see the Mother’s Day Buffet menu.

Call 808-739-8760 for dining reservations for either Hoku’s or Plumeria Beach House.


Photos courtesy of Brasserie Du Vin.

Treat Mom to a Taste of France at Brasserie Du Vin.

Du Vin will be offering a special prix fixe brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chef Sott Nelson has created a menu that will offer you a choice of one appetizer, entree and desert and sommelier Tiana Kahakauwila is working her magic to offer special drinks for Mom!

Here’s the menu:


  • Escargot in Herbed Green Butter
  • Baked Brie
  • Mozzarella-Tomato Salad
  • Moules Frites (Steamed Mussels and Fries)
  • Baked Oysters

Entrees (price of menu dependent on entree chosen)

  • Grilled Walu on a White Bean Salad, with Manchego Cheese and Olive Butter $32
  • Sautéed Moi and Tiger Shrimp with Alii Mushroom-Bacon Buerre Blanc $37
  • Baked Cold Water Lobster Tail and Grilled Filet Mignon Au Poive, with Fingerling Potatoes and Watercress $45
  • Bouillabaisse of Walu, Shrimp and Mussels with Garlic Crostini and Red Pepper Aioli $40


  • Crème Brulee with Summer Fruit
  • Chocolate and Banana Crepe with Vanilla Bean Gelato
  • Strawberry Clafouti (Baked Custard) with Berry Sauce

And for refreshments and beverages, here’s the selection of creative cocktails for the day:

  • Tropical "Mom-mosa". Du Vin’s take on the classic mimosa: sparkling wine with mango nectar.
  • Tutu Tango. Champagne dances with black raspberry liqueur in this sparkler.
  • Mama Mia. Vanilla vodka, pomegranate liqueur, and a hint of rose nectar might make mom want to break into song.
  • Anjou Aunty. Like biting into an Anjou pear: Absolut Pear Vodka and apple liqueur make for a refreshing treat.

Traditional cocktails, wine and Champagne by the glass and bottle, specialty coffees and non-alcoholic drinks also available.

Also, special for Mother’s Day, Brasserie Du Vin is hosting a special contest. Share a story with us about how your Mom has influenced you. One entry will be selected to win a $50 dining certificate. Email no more than one page to My Mom’s Story by May 9, 2009.

Call 545-1115 or e-mail Reservations( to reserve a table or for more information.

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The Alan Wong’s family of restaurants have a couple of special treats for Mom as well.

The celebration starts with a  Mother’s Day Brunch  from 9 am – 3 pm over at The Pineapple Room.

The special brunch will feature a variety of Action Stations with Hand Carved Striploin, Baked Ham, Pineapple Cobbler, Carved Chinese Roast Duck and Omelets Made to Order.

It’ll also feature a variety of pre-plated and buffet style selections including: a "Seafood Benedict"
Seafood Cake with Spinach and Curried Hollandaise, Mini PR Meatloaf "Loco Mocos", Yukari and Homemade Furikake Baked Monchong, New England Style Clam Chowder, Silver Dollar Pancakes, Bacon, Portuguese Sausage, Roasted Home-style Potatoes, Kim Chee "Portuguese Bean Soup" with Boneless Short Ribs, Nozawa Corn Pudding, Miso Braised Pork Stew, "Mac and Cheese"
and Pan Steamed Mahimahi "Chinese Style".

Also enjoy some bounty from our Local Farmers: Nalo Green with Assorted Condiments and Dressings, Wasabi Potato Salad, Wailea "Twin Bridge"Asparagus Salad, Kahuku Sea Asparagus Salad, Waialua Agriculture Heart of Palm Salad, Platter of Richard Ha’s Hamakua Springs Tomatoes, Honda Family Cold Tofu and Watercress Salad and Hamakua Eryngi Mushroom and Green Bean Salad.

And if that’s not enough the brunch will also serve Ahi Poke, Peel and Eat Shrimp and Chilled Crab Claws, and a selection of patstries, fresh fruits, orange juices, whole and skim milk. For dessert:  a "Crepe Action Station" with your choice of fillings: Fresh Fruit, Chocolate, Haupia, Ice Cream, Rare Cheesecake, Whipped Cream and Nuts; Vanilla Bean Parfait, Lilikoi Curd, Fresh Fruits and Granola; Blueberry Muffin Bread Pudding with Vanilla Anglaise and Berry Compote; Chocolate Cream and Haupia Pie; Lilikoi Cheesecake; Coconut Tapioca with Fresh Fruits; Chocolate Crunch Bars; and Lilikoi Chiffon Pie. Menu subject to change based on product availability.

The brunch is available adults: $45.00 per person plus tax; children 6 – 12: $22.50 plus tax; children under 6 free. Click here to see the full/updated menu. For reservations, call (808) 945-6573.

Then Alan Wong’s Restaurant on King Street will host a 4-course Mother’s Day dinner  from 4:30 pm – 10 pm. Start with a   "Seafood Salad" with Crab "Tofu", Butterfish Poke, Kampachi Sashimi, Spicy Ahi, Watercress, Myoga, Mitsuba & Shiso, Wasabi Tofu Mousse.

Then your choice of one:

  • Crispy Moi, Pacific Threadfin
    Abalone, Braised Tokyo Turnips & Gobo, Nori Tsukudani Truffle Sauce
  • Dungeness Crab Chupe
    Spicy Crab Stew, Hawaiian Hearts of Palm, "Toad in the Hole" Garlic Toast

Photo courtesy of Alan Wong’s Restaurant.

As an entree, your choice of:

  • Ginger Crusted Onaga
    Organically Grown Hamakua Mushrooms & Corn, Miso Sesame Vinaigrette
  • "Surf N Turf"
    Maui Cattle Company Beef Tenderloin, Stuffed Soft Shell Crab with Lobster Brown Butter Caper Sauce
  • Kurobuta Roast Pork Chop and "Mushroom Gravy"
    Southeast Asian Aromatics, Coconut Taro Smashed Potatoes
  • Seven Spice Olive Oil Poached Lamb Medallions
    Mango Curry Chutney, Bariani Balsamic Vinegar
  • Warm 1 ½ Pound Kona Lobster Salad (Supplemental $10.00 Charge)
    Waialua Asparagus, Eggplant, Maui Onion, Tomato, Spicy Yuzu Vinaigrette

Finally, finish with a spectacular dessert from Pastry chef Michele Karr. The Mother’s Day Dinner is available for $75 per person or $105 per person with wine pairings (tax & gratuity not included). For reservations, call (808) 949-2526.


Chef de cuisine Rodney Uehara. Photo courtesy of Beachhouse at the Moana

Chef de cuisine Rodney Uyehara has created a Mother’s Day brunch your mother will not soon forget at the Beachhouse at the Moana.

The Mothers Day brunch will be served from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with seatings every half hour.
A few of the menu highlights include striploin of beef with horseradish cream and thyme cabernet jus, herb crusted dijonnaise ‘prime samm’ australian roasted rack of lamb with essence of passion fruit glace. Buffet entrée choices include international artisinal and domestic cheeses served with lavosh, crackers & sweet butter; an array of cold served platters including ahi ‘maguro’ sashimi with shoyu mustard, steamed shrimp in their shell, sliced tako poke and ahi poke with ogo seaweed, wild Atlantic salmon with a light beechwood smoke, mini bagels, sour cream, capers and sweet Texas onions, and assorted maki and inari sushi served with organic tamari soy sauce.

A selection of salads will include a Caesar salad station, Hana avocados, Puna papayas, jicama, shrimp and wild ‘nalo’ arugala, Hamakua tomatoes, buffala mozarella loaf & basil shavings, ‘sub mariner’ ocean salad, Grecian button mushrooms and grape tomatoes, spicy Kunia slopes vegetable salad, lemon oil chili cilantro, ginger free range chicken, lychee, asparagus, bok choy and Chinatown snow peas, lomi lomi salmon ceviche, spinach petals & crispy won ton threads, fingerling potato salad with snipped chives and pancetta, baby upcountry field greens, assorted dressings, spicy sweet potato and cilantro king crab chowder, and an assortment of freshly baked rustique, French dinner and wheat bread rolls.

Photo courtesy of Beachhouse at the Moana

Hot entrees will include braised veal cheeks with orzo cepe rissoto and hauula pencil asparagus, a duet of fire-grilled pacific mahimahi filet and Alaskan Chinook sautéed salmon with a ‘Hamakua heritage’ mushroom mix, pesto sage, ravioli with spinach and roasted garlic, accompanied by chicken and apple chipolata & golden grape tomatoes, seafood gazpacho, Hudson Bay scallops, Manila clams and sweet rock shrimp, maple leaf duckling, trio of root vegetables & raspberry ginger glaze, Yukon potatoes with shiitake mushrooms and fine herbs, Georgia peach crepes with Tahitian vanilla sauce, poached Hawaiian-style kalua pork eggs benedict on taro muffins and ponzu hollandaise sauce, crispy applewood smoked bacon and broiled Portuguese sausage, roasted Kunia vegetable marinated spring medley, and jasmine scented rice.

The dessert station will feature a chocolate fountain served with marshmallows, pineapple, strawberries, bananas, chiffon cake and cookies. Other featured desserts will include Dutch apple tarts, coconut cake, assorted mousses, Italian cheesecake, tiramisu, haupia torte, fresh fruit tart, macadamia nut cream tart, sacher torte, French pastries, Wailua kona coffee brownies, chocolate macadamia nut torte, raspberry mousse cake, chocolate whipped tarts, Dino’s apple banana bread pudding with Kahlua vanilla sauce, and an assortment of sliced seasonal fruits.

Prices for adults are $70 per person, and $77 per person including Champagne. Children 5 – 12 are $35. For reservations or more information, please call the Starwood Waikīkī’s central dining desk at 808-921-4600 or send an email to

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RumFire at the Sheraton Waikiki’s chef Colin Hazama has woven together a tapestry of island-inspired flavors for Mothers Day. Situated right on Waikiki Beach, RumFire offers a chance to play tourist for the day while treating mom to a wonderful dinner at one of Hawaii’s hottest restaurants.

Executive Chef Colin Hazama and Sous Chef Darren Demaya. Photo Courtesy of RumFIRE Waikiki

This four-course Mothers Day dinner menu will be offered from 5 – 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 10 for $65 per person and for $85 per person with libations.

First course is a Reconstructed Caprese Salad with marinated hamakua cocktail tomato, smoked baby mozzarella, thai basil pesto, hydroponic maui watercress, foccacia crisps and a lehua honey balsalmic reduction. Paired with Chandon Napa sparkling Rose.

Second course is a Steamed Moi Hukilau Style with alii mushroom stuffed moi, Big Island baby abalone and kahuku sea asparagus relish, and lemongrass shrimp nage

Third course is a Fresh Horseradish Wasabi-Crusted Filet Mignon with a red wine Maui onion marmalade, scallion leek potato cake, tempura gobo, soy sake veal glace. Paired with Paringa sparkling Shiraz.

Finally for dessert, enjoy Strawberries And Chocolate with white chocolate lavender panna cotta layered with dark chocolate macadamia nut mousse, kula strawberry opal basil soup, gingered sesame tuille. Paired with Elio Perrone “Bigaro” Moscato/Brachetto blend.

Complimentary valet parking and validated self-parking at the Sheraton Waikiki garage will be available. All applicable taxes will be added and a 17 percent gratuity will be applied for parties of seven or more.

For reservations or more information, please call the Starwood Waikīkī’s central dining desk at 808-921-4600 or send an email to

VINO Italian Tapas and Wine Bar will open early for a rare occassion and host a Mother’s Day Brunch from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Enjoy a 4-course menu that will consist of:

  • Kona Maine Lobster Bisque with Lemon crème fraiche
  • Italian Chopped Salad with Genoa salami, marinated haricot verts, roasted Roma tomato, kalamata olives, red onion and lemon herb vinaigrette

Choice of Entrée…

  • Seared Salmon Benedict with Herb hollandaise, roasted red potato hash
  • Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Broccolini, Roma tomatoes & thyme demi-glace
  • Crispy Rock Shrimp with Penne, sun-dried tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash & creamy pesto sauce

And a Chocolate Tiramisu with Espresso, crème anglaise, Kula strawberry coulis for dessert. All for just $29. Also, for the kids, chef Keith Endo has created a special menu of Mac & Cheese, Pizza or French Toast with apple & cinnamon or Kula strawberries, Ice Cream and a soft drink for just $10.

Call 524-8466 or 533-4476 for reservations.


Photo courtesy of Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas

While neighboring restaurant Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas will present a special Mother’s Day Dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The regular menu will not be available, and instead this special four course dinner will be presented.

First Course
Chilled Lump Crab Salad with brunoise of Japanese cucumber, ikura, crème fraiche foam & fresh English pea sauce

Second Course
Sous Vide of Organic Teriyaki Chicken Cannelloni with red jalapeno & cilantro pesto with gingered shiitake mushroom sauce, warm mushroom salad

Main Course (choice of one – price of dinner based on entree choice)

  • Crispy Shrimp Pasta with fried vegetables, Thai basil & saffron kaffir lime sauce for $39
  • Pan Roasted Troll Caught Mahimahi with Kahuku corn sauce, seasonal vegetables with XO ragout for $42
  • Slow Cooked & Grilled Boneless Beef Short Rib with kabocha pumpkin mashed potato, seasonal vegetables with saikyo miso kim chee sauce for $45

Sweet Course
Chocolate 2 Ways – hot chocolate with essence of cinnamon, chocolate napoleon, orange sorbet with fruit gelee

Call 533-4476 for reservations and more information.

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Mariposa at Neiman Marcus will be hosting a special In Celebration of Mom prix fixe dinner. Chef de Cusine Marc Anthony Freiberg and Pastry Chef Wendy Nakamura have designed a delicious 4-course dinner. The price of the dinner is based upon your entree choice. 

Photo by David Croxford,

First Course – Chilled Hauula Tomato Soup with grilled avocado puree, & shrimp toast

Second Course – Waialua Asparagus Salad with surfing goat cheese fritter, walnut vinaigrette

Entrée Course (choice of one):

  • House Smoked Pork Chop with butter whipped Yukon potatoes, caramelized cippoline onions & lilikoi mustard sauce $47
  • King Crab “Bolognese” Kahuku corn, leeks, fennel, pancetta & house made saffron fettuccine $52
  • Prime Rib Roast with celery root-potato puree, Maui onion ring, horseradish crème fraiche & Mariposa steak sauce $49
  • Pan roasted Kona Kampachi with steamed clams, escarole, golden tomato broth, & romesco puree $52

Dessert Course – House made Raspberry “Guri Guri” with spring berry compote

For reservations or more information, call 808-951-3420.

Mother’s Day at Chef Mavro will also include  a 4-course dinner and a special complimentary take-home gift bag of handcrafted blondies. For a special price of $74 or $127 with wine pairings. Menu substitutions are possible from the 3-course and 6-course menus also available that evening . 

Chef Mavro’s special Mother’s Day Menu will offer an opportunity to taste the bounty of Hawaii with abalone and flounder fresh from the Big Island’s Keahole cold-water; from Australia Blackmore Wagyu beef; and a delicious fresh fruit finish, the Spring Berries and Hibiscus Pavlova (meringue).

Here is a look at the 4-courses (and optional wine pairings):

    Spring berries & Hibiscus Pavlova.
    Photo courtesy of Chef Mavro.

    croquettes of cod, red chimichuri, essence of cilantro
    Paired with Craggy Range, 2008 Sauvignon Blanc
    rice flake crust, braised green papaya, broccolini florets, house tamarind curry
    Paired with Vollrads, 2004 Riesling
    100% wagyu strip loin, burgundy braised veal cheek, “no eggs no butter béarnaise,” boulangère potatoes, essence of sumida watercress
    Paired with W.H. Smith, 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
    star anise flavored meringue filled with marinated berries served with berry jus, hibiscus ice cake
    Paired with Jorge Ordonez, 2006 SL Selection Especial

 For reservations or more information, call 808-944-4714.

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Tiki’s Grill & Bar is offering a free buffet for Mom with the purchase of 3 Adult Buffets, limited to one free meal per table or party.

Photo courtesy of Tiki’s Grill & Bar.

Tiki’s Grill & Bar is hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch buffet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. that will feature a vast selection of delicious offerings sure to please Mom and the entire Ohana.

As part of the buffet, Tiki’s is debuting its Exotic Mashed and Mixed Potato Bar. Get your choice for condiments – mixed and sautéed by our chefs. Condiments include: Assorted Cheese including Blue Cheese, Roasted Peppers, Garlic, Char Sui, wasabi, Sautéed mushrooms, Diced onions, shallots, green onions or chives, Pineapple, Kalua Pig mixed with your choice of Okinawan Sweet Potatoes or Idaho Potato Mashed.

The buffet will also feature:

An Omelet Station – “Build your Own Omelet” Assorted Condiments with regular or egg white omelets made to order
Hand Carved Prime Rib – Alae Salt Crusted Prime Rib of Beef. Served with Taro Rolls and Au Jus and Horseradish Cream.

Other Hot Items include: Grilled Atlantic Salmon Served with Sweet Potato Fries and a Port Wine Reduction, Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahimahi Served with Slow Cooked Kamuela Vine Ripe, Ginger Glazed Roast Chicken with Summer Vegetables and Natural Jus, Tiki’s Fried Rice and Steamed White Rice, Honey cured Bacon and Purity Sliced Portuguese Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast,Kona Blue Crab Benedict.

Cold Items include: Build Your Own Chinese Chicken Salad, Ma’o Organic Farms Mixed Greens Salad, a selection of Artisan Cheeses with fresh fruit, crackers and house-made chutney and jam, sliced Fresh Fruit Platter, Potato and Macaroni Salad and“Ono” Island Ahi Poke and Kim Chee.

Desserts: Taro Bread and Banana Bread Pudding, With Maui Gold Rum Cream Anglaise, Assorted Pies and Cakes, Cream Horns, Fruit Tarts, Chocolate and Vanilla Eclairs, and “Andagi” Dounuts.

The buffet is available for $29 for adults, $16 for keiki (5-12), FREE for 5 and under. Click here for a link to the full menu.

Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 808-923-TIKI (8454) or visit Lanai seating may be requested for guests.

Shokudo Japanese Restaurant & Bar will be open for both brunch and dinner, and will host a special 90 minute Brunch for Mom.

The parade of SHOKUDO famous dishes will be served including "Name your own Honey Toast" as dessert. And all moms will receive a complimentary rose.


Honey Toast

Pupus Platter

Spicy Tuna Crispy.

 Sushi Pizza. Photos courtesy of Shokudo.

The 90 minutes Brunch is available for $29.95 excluding tax and gratuities, $14.95 for children 5 – 12 years. Reservation are required, and are in 90 minute increments at 10:30am, 12:00pm, and1:30pm.

Dinner will be in regular operation but it is strongly recommend that you to make a reservation for either 5:00, 7:00 pm or after 9:00pm.

Call 808-941-3701 for reservations.