Chefs Table

Mill House Cocktail: La Próxima Palabra

The Prohibition may be nothing more than a dusky lesson in history for many, but for mixologists at The Mill House it’s the inspiration behind one of their most provocative pours. And this ain’t no bathtub gin either, crusader: La Próxima Palabra takes the down-and-dirty Detroit classic and gives it a modern Maui spin.

Maui Tropical Plantation Wedding

Your wedding is one of the most important events you'll ever plan, and the pressure to make it perfect is understandable.

When you choose to have your wedding at the Maui Tropical Plantation, you don't have to worry about a thing.  We handle everything, from the small details to the bigger issues, so all you need to do is sit back and enjoy your day!

Maui Tropical Plantation Wedding Venue Infographics
Maui Tropical Plantation Wedding Venue Infographics

Photos courtesy of Maui Wedding Medias, BellaEva Photography and Natalie Brown Photography.

Wedding Ceremony Locations

If you're planning an intimate ceremony, the prized Garden Gazebo is the perfect backdrop for your wedding.  With the lagoon sparkling in the background, this stunning location has been home to many breathtaking wedding pictures!  This location can seat up to 100 guests.

Maui Tropical Plantation Wedding
Maui Tropical Plantation Wedding

If your wedding party exceeds 100 people, there are plenty of other picture perfect locations on the property.  From tucked away little garden coves to lavish ceremony set-ups, our coordinators will create a ceremony that will take your breath away.

BellaEva Photography
BellaEva Photography

Reception Locations

Tropical Wedding Gazebo

If your guest list is anywhere from 10-100 people, your private party is welcome to dine in the gazebo area. From champagne to a customized menu that will blow the socks off your guests, this reception will exceed your every dream!

Maui Tropical Plantation Wedding
Maui Tropical Plantation Wedding

Tent Event

Maui is so lusciously green because of our sometimes surprise rain showers.  If you don't want to worry about the weather but would still like to enjoy the lush landscape, one of our luxury tents is the perfect set up for you.  Seating 200 or more guests, your celebration will be set no matter what the weather holds.  Customize your banquet menu to suit your celebration needs, matching the artistic flair of executive Chef Jeff Scheer with your preferences.  As you gaze out at the splendid view of the Waikapu Valley and rolling hills, you'll realize there is no better place to have a reception.

Maui Tropical Plantation Wedding
Maui Tropical Plantation Wedding

The Mill House Banquet Room

If you're looking for a classic reception, this banquet hall has it all.  With windows wrapping around the room, the view of the tropical gardens makes this reception dreamy.  Your party can range anywhere from 50-200+ guests and you will get exclusive use of the banquet room for up to 4 hours.

Maui Tropical Plantation Wedding
Maui Tropical Plantation Wedding

The Mill House Lagoon Terrace or Central Lawn

Surrounded by plumeria trees and birds of paradise, your floral budget will be next to nothing on the lavish lagoon terrace or central lawn.  With the full service wedding planning that will coordinate and customize every detail for your wedding in paradise.  This location works well with 50-200+ guests.

Mill House Restaurant
Mill House Restaurant

The Mill House Restaurant

If you're looking for a once-in-a-lifetime event, the breathtaking Mill House Restaurant will take your breath away.  From the hand-carved stone floor to the million dollar view from the open air patio, this location was built to impress.  Using the freshest, just-picked ingredients and the highest quality local produce, your meal may end up being the highlight of everyone's evening!  The lighting is dreamily romantic, the location is jaw-dropping and the customized menu will take your guests on a culinary adventure.  This location can seat up to 200 guests.

Maui Tropical Plantation Wedding
Maui Tropical Plantation Wedding

Chef's Table Buy Out

With a reception at the popular Chef's Table, you'll end up getting entertainment in addition to the mouth-watering 7 courses that are served.  Chef Jeff Scheer, the executive chef of the Mill House Restaurant, has created a 5-star event that is taking the island by storm.  This intimate experience starts with the open air kitchen and dining room, designed to invite each guest into the kitchen as the chef prepares each of the 7 courses.  Every dish is prepared with the freshest ingredients and plated in the most deliciously artistic fashion.  You can also choose to pair your culinary journey with a few of their cocktails, each made the freshest ingredients like plumeria flower syrup and surinam cherry jam.  If you're looking for more than just a dinner reception, this option will exceed your every expectation!  This cozy location is for a guest list that doesn't exceed 38 people.

Maui Tropical Plantation Wedding
Maui Tropical Plantation Wedding

The Mill House "Field of Dreams"

Planning on inviting everyone you've ever met?  The "Field of Dreams" is meant for parties with a minimum guest count of 300 people, and can handle upwards of 5,000 people.  A wedding this big may feel overwhelming to you, but our experts at the Maui Tropical Plantation are used to planning high-profile events for large parties.  And our ability to make every guest feel personally taken care of is just one of the many magic tricks we have up our sleeve.  Your reception will still include all the artistic flair from the customized menu, the intimacy of celebrating your wedding and a seriously good time for everyone invited!  Get ready to make all your dream come true!

Maui Wedding Proposal
Maui Wedding Proposal

All photography was either taken by Mill House staff, from owners that have given us written permission, and/or purchased for use. We have all the rights necessary to use these images on our website.

What's your favorite type of wedding venue? Comment below!
What's your favorite type of wedding venue? Comment below!

A Guide to One Day on Maui

Alright, so admittedly, one day on Maui isn't enough. But is any length of time ever really enough on Maui? Exactly. Millions of people from around the globe visit Maui each year, but a portion of those are only able to visit for a single day, often due to cruise ship time constraints, work trips, or simply a quick island-hopping excursion.

Chef's Table Experience

Mill House Restaurant Chef's Table Experience
Mill House Restaurant Chef's Table Experience

Maui Chef’s Table

January 8, 2016 Special guest post by Ashley Easley

Having eaten at many restaurants on Maui my husband and I were beyond excited when we heard about a new 7-course tasting menu at the Mill House Restaurant at the Maui Tropical Plantation.  My husband; a trained chef out of San Francisco was eager to say the least to see what Chef Jeff Scheer and his staff had up their sleeves.

mill house maui chefs table 5
mill house maui chefs table 5

After settling in with a glass of wine, out came the amuse-bouche.  A foie gras torchon served on a crostini with fennel jam.  My first time trying foie gras and it did not disappoint. What an incredible bite!  Rich and smooth with the perfect balance of salt and sweet.

mill house maui chefs table
mill house maui chefs table

Next up our first course.  Uku (snapper) ceviche lying on a bed of Ulu (Hawaiian breadfruit) that was pureed and creamy with richness similar to cheese.  On top of the Uku was a fresh slice of orange and a fragrant mint leaf.  When this dish was placed in front of me, my first thought was that it smelled like a fresh garden!  This rang true the whole evening as all the ingredients used are from the gardens that surrounded us or from farms all local on Maui.  Such a bright bite of food with so many flavors it truly woke up our pallet for more to come.

Second course honored the fresh vegetables grown on property.  Bright red tomato and fresh green beans sitting on top of sous vide tuna belly.  A perfectly soft-boiled egg with a creamy sauce that had a burst of lemon balanced the bite out beyond belief!

mill house maui chefs table 2
mill house maui chefs table 2

Third course was head cheese.  This was also something new for me to try and I was pleasantly surprised.  Braised in sherry vinaigrette with a house made mustard and topped with a jalapeno, honey and strawberry compote the combination of flavors worked so well. Tart from the vinaigrette and sweet strawberry and honey along the slightly spicy jalapenos made the head cheese a bite I will never forget.  I honestly wasn’t expecting to enjoy this course as much as I did.

Forth course was a poblano sausage in fresh made agnolotti (pasta).  Topped with corn, basil and crunchy onions.  The sauce made you wish you had a slice of bread to sop it all up with or maybe just lick the bowl if no one was looking! Seriously.  We were amongst friends at our table by this point and a few were guilty of drinking the sauce like a 3 year old drinking their milk out of their cereal bowl.  Delicious.

mill house maui chefs table 3
mill house maui chefs table 3

Fifth course poached Kalekale (snapper) in a lobster and shrimp stock topped with fennel and tomato.  The acid and tang of the tomato balanced the delicate smooth fish to make the bite complete.

mill house maui chefs table 4
mill house maui chefs table 4

Next up as our sixth course was a pork chop with fermented garlic, chayote, smoked crème fraiche and pickled ali’i mushroom from the Big Island.  The mushroom in this dish was the star.  It had been marinated in vinaigrette and the tartness really worked well with the pork.  Again balance.  This seemed to be the most common word my husband and I used to explain our dinner throughout the night.  The chef’s ability to balance each bite with just the right amount of acid, savory and sweet.  Perfection! Last but not least was dessert- the seventh course.  Rosemary cream with ice cream and a freshly baked slice of banana bread.  Almond brittle and a slice of banana on the side.  Never before did I think rosemary could be incorporated into dessert but after this course I realized that yes it sure can!  The crunch of the crust of the banana bread and the silky rosemary cream were magic together.

I came into this evening not knowing what to expect.  No idea of what the menu would entail or what surprise would be in store.   We love food.  We love good food.  More importantly we love well-balanced, locally sourced food that is made with love.  I believe that the best spice in food is love and you can truly tell that Chef Scheer loves what he does and respects the food that he has the pleasure of working with for these intimate yet casual chefs table dinners.  The balance he can create with flavors is a talent hard to find.

The chatter grew amongst the tables with every plate that came out about every ingredient and how thoughtfully placed it was in each dish.  He invited us all joining him for dinner to walk around and watch his love and passion being plated and was happy to answer any question with a smile.  It has been a long time since I was ‘wowed’ by a dinner experience.  Maui Chef’s Table is a unique experience and we were ‘wowed’.  One made for those that enjoy a culinary journey.  Those that have a desire to inhale the aroma coming off the plate just set in front of you and to try to deconstruct the ingredients based on that smell.  Three words seem encompass the whole night… Fresh Balanced and Love.  I know where I’ll be next weekend.

Maui Chef's Table Tickets are still available!

All photography was either taken by Mill House staff, from owners that have given us written permission, and/or purchased for use. We have all the rights necessary to use these images on our website.

tell us about your chef's table experience. Comment Below!
tell us about your chef's table experience. Comment Below!