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Check out a sampling of articles, news and notes about the Pineapple Grill.

“OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award”June 2017


Announcement of Restaurant Manager, Matthew Spellman
December 2017

Pineapple Grill is pleased to introduce our new Restaurant Manager - Matthew Spellman. With over 17 years of restaurant experience, Matthew brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and creative energy to Kapalua's iconic Pineapple Grill. His interpersonal management and communication skills are the means for building a team centric culture that creates a superior guest experience in a friendly and engaging environment.

For the past 10 years, Matthew has worked in various areas of food and beverage within luxury resorts, and restaurants in Hawaii.

With a broad range of training in catering, banquet services, fine dining, casual dining, bar services, and outdoor entertainment events, Matthew is well qualified to create a team of exceptional food and beverage professionals who deliver a superior Pineapple Grill dining experience for Kama'aina and visitors alike.


New Dinner Menu Launches at Pineapple Grill in Kapalua
March 17, 2017

Pineapple Grill Restaurant, situated in the heart of the Kapalua Resort, recently launched Executive Chef Robert Barrera’s specially crafted dinner menu for guests.

Signature menu items are thick and juicy Duroc pork chops, seafood risotto, fresh catch over yellow Thai curry and a wide array of healthful Troon Golf “fit favorites.”

Troon Golf manages the restaurant and the Bay Golf Course as well as many other courses around the world.

“Our new dinner menu focuses on elevated comfort classics, fresh and local ingredients and just great food,” said General Manager Janet Iwata. “We look forward to welcoming back our old friends and meeting new ones as we continue to enhance and expand Pineapple Grill’s culinary offerings.”

A landmark in the West Maui resort, Pineapple Grill is the perfect destination for a romantic evening; breakfast, lunch or dinner with family, or ohana; or a casual happy-hour experience.

Diners can choose to eat indoors, on the outdoor lanai or along the vibrant rectangular bar that features live entertainment. After a round of golf, sip a glass of wine or watch games on the eight flat-screen TVs in the bar area. Open daily, hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. with happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. Call 669-9600 or visit www.pineapplegrillmaui.com.


Pineapple Grill Restaurant reopens under new management -
Lahaina News

Pineapple Grill Restaurant, located at The Bay Course Clubhouse in Kapalua Resort, officially reopened under new management on Friday, June 3. Troon, the world's largest golf and hospitality management company, has assumed management and operations of the award-winning West Maui eatery. The Pineapple Grill adds to Troon's robust food and beverage division that manages more than 90 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities around the world. During the recent transition period, the ownership of Pineapple Grill, Troon and the culinary team developed new menus for the restaurant, upgraded kitchen equipment, and implemented new service standards and enhancements that will provide an immediate and positive first impression, Troon reported. The Troon food and beverage team worked with Chef Robert Barrera to identify and enhance the restaurant's most popular items while introducing some new offerings that will add further appeal. As part of the new re-launch, Pineapple Grill will now be open for breakfast to better serve both golf guests, resort visitors and kama'aina. The new breakfast menu includes a blend of breakfast favorites, from the Jumbo Egg Sandwich to Huevos Rancheros to island favorites such as the Maui Cattle Company Half Pound Loco. CLICK HERE to view complete article


Pineapple Grill Reopens Under New Management -
Maui Now

The Pineapple Grill Restaurant, located at The Bay Course Clubhouse at the Kapalua Resort, has officially reopened and relaunched under Troon management as of Friday June 3, 2016. Troon®, the world’s largest golf and hospitality management company, has assumed management and operations of the award-winning West Maui eatery. Troon’s food and beverage division manages more than 90 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities around the world. During the recent transition period, the ownership of Pineapple Grill, Troon and the culinary team developed new menus for the restaurant, upgraded kitchen equipment, implemented new service standards and enhancements that will provide an immediate and positive first impression. The Troon food and beverage team worked with Chef Robert Barrera to identify and enhance the restaurants most popular items, while introducing some new offerings that will add further appeal. CLICK HERE to view complete article


Troon to Assume Management of Pineapple Grill
Troon.com

Troon®, the world's largest golf and hospitality management company, will assume management and operations of the Pineapple Grill, located at The Bay Course clubhouse at the Kapalua Resort, from the Cohn Restaurant Group. Troon's award-winning food and beverage division, which manages over 155 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities around the world, will assume management and operational oversight. The Pineapple Grill will remain open as the management and operational transitions take place over the next couple of months. The entire restaurant staff will be retained and will continue to provide exceptional service and deliciously innovative Pacific Island cuisine. "Moving forward, the Troon food and beverage team will look to enhance the restaurant and dining experiences at the Pineapple Grill through procurement of the best quality products on the islands, utilizing local and sustainable products, implementation of world class culinary techniques and leveraging current trends in the industry," said Carlos Acosta, corporate food and beverage director, Troon.


Troon to assume management of Pineapple Grill
Lahaina News, 2016

KAPALUA - Troon, the world's largest golf and hospitality management company, announced last week that it will assume management and operations of the Pineapple Grill Restaurant, located at The Bay Course Clubhouse in Kapalua Resort, from the Cohn Restaurant Group.

Troon's award-winning food and beverage division, which manages over 155 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities around the world, will assume management and operational oversight. CLICK HERE to view complete article


Pineapple Grill Feature on Go Hawaii.com

This locals' favorite features delightful flavors and components of exciting California Coastal Cuisine, Pacific Rim & Hawaiian Regional Cuisine by Chef de Cuisine Robert Barrera. Nearly every ingredient he works with comes fresh from a high-quality, local source. Pineapple Grill's award-winning wine program continues to evolve. They have received numerous awards both locally and nationally. CLICK HERE to view complete feature


Honors & Accolades

  • "Best Dessert" - 'AiPono Silver Award, Maui No Ka 'Oi Magazine, 2015
  • "Best Business Lunch" - 'AiPono Gold Award, Maui No Ka 'Oi Magazine, 2014
  • "Award of Excellence" (for Global Wine List & Wines By The Glass Program) - Wine Spectator
  • Top Five, "Best Restaurants on Maui" - Honolulu Magazine Hale 'Aina Award, 2012
  • "Best Wine List" - Ai'Pono Gold Award, Maui No Ka 'Oi Magazine, 2014
  • "Best Bar" - Ai'Pono, Maui No Ka 'Oi Magazine Silver Award - 2014, Gold Award - 2012
  • "Best Breakfast" - Ai'Pono Gold Award, Maui No Ka 'Oi Magazine, 2013
  • "Restaurant of The Year" - Ai'Pono Silver Award, Maui No Ka 'Oi Magazine, 2012, 2011
  • "Best Service" - Ai'Pono Silver Award, Maui No Ka 'Oi Magazine, 2012
  • "Best Hawaii Regional" - Ai'Pono Award, Maui No Ka 'Oi Magazine, Gold Award - 2012, Silver Award, 2011
  • Best Maui Restaurant, Gold Award - Honolulu Magazine, Hale 'Aina, 2011
  • "Best Restaurants on Maui" - Silver Award, Honolulu Magazin, Hale 'Aina Award, 2010
  • "Restaurant of The Year" - Ai'Pono Gold Award, Maui No Ka 'Oi Magazine, 2010 & 2009