Awards & Press

 

     Awards & Accolades

2016
Maui No Ka Oi Magazine 'Aipono Silver Award: Best Italian Restaurant
HAWAI‘I Magazine Readers’ Choice Award: Best Italian (#2)
Pacific Business News Pineapple Awards: Leadership in Food & Beverage Winner

2015
Maui No Ka Oi Magazine 'Aipono Gold Award: Best Italian Restaurant
Wine Spectator - Award of Excellence

2014
Wine Spectator - Award of Excellence
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Maui No Ka Oi Magazine 'Aipono Gold Award: Best Italian Restaurant
Maui No Ka Oi Magazine 'Aipono Silver Award: Best Wine List

2013
Wine Spectator - Award of Excellence
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Maui No Ka Oi Magazine 'Aipono Gold Award: Best Italian Restaurant
Maui No Ka Oi Magazine 'Aipono Silver Award: Best Wine List
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Hot Chef Competition: Top 5

2012
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Maui No Ka Oi Magazine 'Aipono Silver Award: Best Italian Restaurant
Maui Onion Festival: Winner of Maui Onion Challenge
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Hot Chef Competition: Top 8

2011
Maui No Ka Oi Magazine 'Aipono Silver Award: Best Italian Restaurant

2010
Maui No Ka Oi Magazine 'Aipono Silver Award: Best Kept Secret

 

Wine Spectator 2014

In the news...

2014

JUNE
This Monday, June 23: Pulehu Wine Social - Maui Dish Food Blog
Round up a group of your friends for a pau hana Wine Social at Pulehu this Monday. Guests are invited to taste up to three wines and enjoy the chef’s antipasti while discussing grapes with other connoisseurs. Read more...

Epicurean extravaganzas highlight Kapalua Wine & Food Festival - Lahaina News
As one of the longest-running events of its kind in the nation, Kapalua Wine & Food Festival has ripened to perfection and grown to incorporate celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, elegant winemaker dinners and two signature evening galas. Read more...

APRIL
Easter Eats - The Maui News
Island chefs are creating culinary masterpieces for their Easter Sunday feasts. Whether it be brunch, dinner buffet or a la carte, the menus are better than ever before. Read more...

MARCH
Homegrown in Hawaii - 360 West Magazine
At Pulehu, the Westin Ka’anipali’s Italian-style grill, executive  sous chef Wes Holder considers the future. “It’s scary to think about if the boats stop coming,” he says. Read More...

JANUARY
'Aipono at Pulehu - Maui No Ka Oi Magazine
On November 6, Pulehu, an Italian Grill set the stage for another memorable Aipono Wine Dinner, treating guests to an evening of elegance beside its koi-pond gardens. Read more...

 

PRESS RELEASES

2015

MEDIA ADVISORY: KICK OFF SUMMER AND FESTIVAL SEASON WITH PULEHU, AN ITALIAN GRILL! The Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas’ award-winning Italian restaurant presents Grapes of Summer


Chef Francois Milliet, Maui Friend of Agriculture Award 2015 — Aipono Restaurant Awards


Chef Demonstration- Sweet Potato Gnocchi pt.1

Chef Demonstration- Sweet Potato Gnocchi pt.2

 

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