Travaasa Hana

Something new: The Preserve Kitchen + Bar

Hana may be a sleepy little Maui town, but there’s been a lot going on there in the last several months. The 70 rooms are undergoing a $12 million restoration project, they brought their restaurant operations back in house, and they got…

Weekend in Hana

This past weekend, I had a great opportunity to stay at the Travaasa Hana hotel and cover the first ever Spring Harvest dinner featuring Travaasa chef, Barry Villiarimo, guest chefs, Sheldon Simeon and Mark Noguchi, along with barman, Dave Power.Neither…

Hana Harvest dinner

Chefs Sheldon Simeon, Mark Noguchi and Barry Villiarimo shared their combined their creative cooking talents for a tasting dinner held at Travaasa Hana’s turn-of-the-century Plantation Guest House.The event, which benefited Mahele Farm and the Hana Youth Center, featured six course…

Harvest day at Mahele Farm

Wet weather didn’t discourage Sheldon Simeon of “Top Chef: Seattle,” Mark Noguchi of Pili Hawaii and Dave Power of the Feral Pig from visiting Mahele Farm in Hana, Maui.Farm manager, Mikala Minn guided Simeon, Noguchi and Power through an eclectic…

Maui: What to do in Hana

It’s funny — Hana is super rural and seems like it’s the middle of nowhere, but we found ourselves jamming to cram as much activity as we could in the few days we were there. Even with our rigorous schedule,…

Maui: Travaasa Hana

I’ve never been to Hana, but since I had a certificate to Travaasa Hana Resort & Spa, I figured I’d use this Maui trip to see what this rural oasis was all about. Hana is a favorite vacation destination for…