About Plantation House Restaurant
The Plantation House Restaurant is renowned by visitors and local residents for its casual elegance and island style ambiance. Since opening in the Kapalua Resort in 1991, The Plantation House has earned a top reputation among Maui’s best restaurants for serving innovative cuisine in a picturesque setting overlooking the fairways of the award-winning Plantation Golf Course.
“Rising Star” Chef Jojo Vasquez oversees the culinary palette incorporating his passion for local products with his artistic viewpoint to create a unique take on island-inspired cuisine. Our Maui Wine Program features an extensive list of premium and vintage wines is on hand to compliment the menu.
Chef Jojo’s food philosophy for Plantation House Restaurant is simple – to create a delicious and satisfying meal that will entice the senses and showcase the bounty of Hawaii. He works hard to make your Maui dining experience not only memorable but leave you feeling satisfied, intrigued, inspired and elated after your meal. A true journey for all the senses…
For more information or reservations call: 808.669.6299
Directions: The Plantation House restaurant is located in the Kapalua resort in West Maui. Take highway 30 twelve miles north of Lahaina past the Kapalua resort exit. Turn right into The Plantation Golf Course and then left onto Plantation Club Drive. The restaurant is located in the Kapalua Plantation Course clubhouse with ample complimentary parking.
Executive Chef Jojo Vasquez, voted one of Hawaii’s “Rising Star Chefs” and most recently “Chef of the Year” by Maui No Ka Oi Magazine, has re-crafted the menus for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner to reflect his passion for locally sourced and inspired dishes as well as introduced signature menu items. These include “Surfing Dairy Farms” goat cheese with local heirloom tomatoes and savory granola, seared ahi, with Alii mushrooms, Ho’ opono Farms tatsoi and kaffir lime vin blanc and for dessert Roasted pineapple and caramel cake with pineapple-coconut ice cream and compressed pineapple, among others. Chef Jojo’s cuisine pays respect to locality, using diverse cooking techniques and contemporary presentations in his Maui dining style.
Vasquez, a native of Chicago, had an early passion and engagement in the restaurant and culinary business working under the wings of his father’s catering company. Chef Jojo took this passion for cooking with him when he trained at Kendall Culinary School. In 2005, Jojo came to Maui to work for The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua as chef de cuisine for the Banyan Tree Restaurant, one of Maui’s most coveted culinary locations. After a few years, he moved to Oahu to join Iron Chef Morimoto’s team as executive chef in at Morimoto Waikiki; also appearing several times on the Iron Chef show as one of Morimoto’s assistants. He returned to The Banyan Tree in 2010, earned several accolades for the establishment, and moved onto a new opportunity to lead the Plantation House’s reinvention in 2013.
Chef Jojo brings his Hawaiian eclectic cuisine to this Kapalua legend and invites you to enjoy an unforgettable Maui dining experience.
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- Kampachi tartare, dashi-soy, wakame, local nasturtium, lime
- Hudson valley foie gras, grand marnier french toast, red wine Kula strawberries
- “Surfing Dairy Farms” goat cheese, local heirloom tomatoes, savory granola
- Fresh island catch, Ho’opono farms baby carrots, cauliflower, coconut curry
- Seared ahi, Alii mushrooms, Ho’opono farms tatsoi, kaffir lime vin blanc, duck confit L’orange, spiced lentils, arugula salad
- Maui pineapple cake, pineapple-coconut ice cream, compressed pineapple
- Green tea tiramisu, Hawaiian coffee soaked ladyfingers, mascarpone cream