I know I didn’t take full advantage of all the delicious food that Hawaii has to offer, but I am just not a seafood person. So while the rest of the group was eating tuna and mahi mahi, I was sticking with steak most nights. My food was good, but not really photo-worthy.
There were some meals that I actually remembered to take pictures of. And of course I documented many of our drinks from the trip. So this will be sort of a random compilation of those pictures, starting with our trip to the Maui Brewery.
While I will usually choose wine over beer, I do love a trip to a brewery, especially when there is a beer tasting involved. Maui Brewing Company was located just a few miles from where we were staying in Kihei, so we headed over there for a few hours on Wednesday afternoon. The visit started with a 30 minute tour followed by a beer tasting. Our tour guide helped us taste 4 of their popular beers, and then we got a token for a free beer of our choice. They had a food truck parked outside, so after the tasting we had lunch and tried some more beers.
My favorite was the Big Swell. Apparently they sell it in some Maryland stores, so I will have to look out for it!
We mostly drank beer from the Maui Brewing Company for the rest of the trip, but there were some others we tried as well. This was Castaway IPA by Kona Brewing Company.
I don’t remember what this one was. We stopped in to a bar before dinner one night and I picked something that sounded good- I’m sure it was an IPA.
I’m not big on fruity drinks but I did have one while we were there. This was pina colada with some kind of fruit mixed it. It was refreshing but one was plenty for me, then it was back to beer and wine.
I did drink some non-alcohol beverages, like coffee and water. Every morning I brought my coffee down to the beach. Sometimes Rob was already having a beer..
Rob made me take a picture of this cinnamon roll that he got for breakfast one morning. I had one bite and it was really good but so rich. Even he was struggling to eat the whole thing (but of course he did).
On one of our first nights we went to a seafood restaurant called Mama’s Fish House. If you like seafood, you should definitely check this out, but the steak was really good too. And the views were amazing. I believe the only food we actually took a picture of was dessert.
For our last dinner (when it was just Rob and I) we went to Spago at the Four Seasons. Once again, amazing views and food (especially for seafood lovers). Rob started with the Spicy Ahi Tuna Poke while I had a tomato salad.
By our last day I was craving veggies and decided it was time to eat something green, so I gave in and ordered a $14 salad.
I suppose that now it’s time to detox a bit and get back to my regular eating habits. It’s already been nice to have access to vegetables at all my meals again without spending a fortune!
Are you a seafood lover?
Do you like visiting breweries?
Do you crave veggies when you go a few days without them?