Known as the heartbeat of Maui’s Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (grandwailea.com), Botero Lounge has officially reopened with a refreshed look, welcoming guests with a warm and intimate gathering space designed with the inspiration of nature in Hawai‘i.
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With the revamp of Botero comes new experiences that guests may encounter during their time at the resort, including a brand-new dining concept, an innovative cocktail menu and exciting new programming, like The Art of Sushi-Making led by Botero’s new head sushi chef, Chef Moony, guiding guests through the process of preparing their favorite sushi rolls using fresh, local ingredients. Chef Moony says he’s eager for guests to try his menu, which incorporates traditional Japanese traditions and flavors, particularly the tako carpaccio with chimichurri, Hawaiian snapper with miso, albacore truffle with yuzu dressing and spicy tuna with crispy rice, among others. Off the creative cocktail menu, a few to taste include the Peaceful Night, a Tenjaku blended Japanese whisky drink inspired by the resort’s Botero statues; the Sakura in Bloom cocktail garnished with dried sakura blossoms that are native to Japan and can be spotted in Grand Wailea’s lush gardens; and the House of Otemae cocktail with a spirited spin on matcha using Suntory Haku Vodka. Next up as Grand Wailea’s propertywide revitalization continues? Stay tuned for its new spa-tacular experience.