“Could you please pass the potatoes?” Sounds like home doesn’t it? Thinking back, those moments when you can share a meal, share a moment and share memories together are the ones that mean the most. “My favorite food is the food my mom makes,” Executive Sous Chef Chris Lederer of the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa said. “Passing food to each other, talking to one another…,” he adds. This is the inspiration behind a new dining concept now underway at Black Rock Kitchen.
The concept is simple, one large monkeypod dining room table which comfortably seats 8-10 people, each sharing a meal, passing dishes to one another and engaging in conversation. Dubbed the ‘Ohana Table the $89 a head dinner includes an impressive 8-course meal (starter, salad, fish entree, meat entree, two sides and two desserts). Portions are obviously meant to be shared and the cousine is Pacific Rim meets local-style comfort foods enhanced by Chef Lederer’s fine dining experience.
The ‘Ohana Table (launched in February) is aimed at allowing guests to select/customize their menu. “Everyone is invited to come, enjoy, eat and take a litte something home… Leftovers are the best part,” Chef adds. With the extremely generous portions of tender, fresh and delicious cuisine, engaging presentation, table-side service and opportunities to hear the stories of inspiration and dialogue with the chef, this is truly a memorable experience.
“E komo mai, e noho mai, e ‘ai a e, waia ‘au – come in, come sit, eat and talk story” — The saying that families (or friends) who eat together stay together really comes to fruition here.
Ohana Table – Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa $89 per person, does not include tax and gratuity.
One seating available nightly, reservations must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.
Olena is Executive Editor, Food & Lifestyle at MAUIWatch. The founder of Olena Heu Communications, a social media, digital
marketing, consulting and freelance writing company, Olena holds a BA
and MA in Communication and Speech from Hawaii Pacific University.
An adjunct professor, lecturer and motivational speaker Olena is also an award winning journalist, writer, photographer and avid traveler.