SeanChron | Restaurant Review | Migrant


4 August 2014 | One of the foodie stops I was most looking forward to on my trip to Maui was Chef Sheldon Simeon's new restaurant, Migrant. Thoroughly modern yet paying full respect to the casual, friendly, and familiar elements of the migrant cultures and traditions that inspired Chef Sheldon's concept, Migrant lived up to my every expectation.

Nestled in the Wailea Beach Marriott, the interior design was modern Hawaii with clear references to the diverse cultures of the islands, the menu design was fresh and graphic, and the tableware was contemporary eclectic. Service still had a bit of that new restaurant feel to it with small glitches still being worked but the entire staff was very attentive. Each of the dishes had obvious traditional roots but Chef Sheldon's interpretations were well thought out featuring both simplicity in concept but complexity in flavor. Prices were quite affordable and well matched to the creativity and quality of the dishes.

I will certainly go back soon and often (even though it on the opposite side of the Maui from where I generally stay) and have already referred many friends.

The glass art torches at Migrant

Special cocktail - "sunset punch" watermelon, lilikoi , gin, St. Germaine

Chicharrón with Chili Pepper water

Seared Diver Scallops - garlic won ton cereal, yuzu aioli, palm sugar teriyaki, yukari. Apologies on photo quality, evening iPhone shot in dim lighting

Passion Fruit, Orange, Guava (POG) Deconstructed. Apologies on photo quality, evening iPhone shot in dim lighting

Pineapple "Upside Down" Cake . Apologies on photo quality, evening iPhone shot in dim lighting

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