Celebrity Favorite Restaurant Pops Up for the First Time Ever at Hawaii's No. 1 Hotel, as Ranked by Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards
WAILEA, Hawaii, Oct. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Gracias Madre, the renowned Los Angeles plant-based Mexican culinary sensation that has captured the hearts and palates of celebrities and food enthusiasts alike, is set to make its much-anticipated debut in Hawaii at Hotel Wailea, Hawaii's only Relais & ChBteaux property. Starting December 1, 2023 and running through the holiday season, guests at Hotel Wailea will have the opportunity to savor the celebrated flavors of Gracias Madre's organic fare, all while enjoying the adults-only playground.
"We are delighted and honored to bring together two iconic brands to offer a new twist on Gracias Madre's cuisine using locally sourced Hawaiian ingredients, featuring both die-hard favorite menu items and never-before-seen dishes," said Jonathan McManus, Founder, Hotel Wailea and Private Label Collection. "Gracias Madre offers a sustainable dining experience that aligns perfectly with the true meaning of aloha – the breath of life. Hotel Wailea's commitment to providing exceptional experiences aligns perfectly with Gracias Madre's dedication to delivering flavors that not only satisfy the palate but also promote a sustainable and compassionate lifestyle."
Beginning December 1, guests will enjoy a curated selection of Gracias Madre favorites featuring locally sourced ingredients, which will be available at Hotel Wailea's pool, which offers expansive views of three Hawaiian islands. The Gracias Madre offerings at Hotel Wailea include fan favorites and brand-new dishes that will surprise and delight guests' palates. Original culinary creations made for Hotel Wailea include Ceviche de Palmitos, Tacos de la Calle, Ceviche Tostadas and more. Standout items from Gracias Madre's menu include the signature Lettuce Cups, the Madre Bowl, Heart of Palm Crab Cakes and more.
Additionally, both guests and locals are also invited to a series of special Gracias Madre events to celebrate festive season at the hotel's famed Treehouse, which sits under a canopy of mangos and avocados complete with stunning ocean views. Hotel Wailea Executive Chef Ryan Cruz and Gracias Madre Executive Chef Diana Briscoe will host intimate gatherings featuring select pop-up menu items and exclusive culinary creations along with bespoke libations as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean.
Chef Ryan Cruz began cooking from a young age and has studied under culinary icons including Wolfgang Puck and Chef Raymond Weber. His innovative dishes, inspired by his love for Japanese art and intricate floral arrangements, transform each plate to replicate a vivid garden of flavors and colors, creating an interactive culinary adventure that not only captivates the palate but also engages guests in an exploration of flavors. Chef Diana Briscoe is a Colombian-born chef known for bringing wellness and sustainability in every plant-based dish that she creates. She has worked in some of the most prestigious kitchens in Los Angeles, CA using Latin American and Mexican techniques to create conscious, balanced cuisine that helps people expand their knowledge on the ingredients in their daily diets.
This inaugural pop-up promises a unique and unforgettable experience for guests and locals, showcasing the flavors of Gracias Madre's cuisine amidst the breathtaking tropical surroundings of Hotel Wailea.
For reservations and more information, please visit www.hotelwailea.com/.
About Hotel Wailea
The first and only Relais & ChBteaux property in the state of Hawaii, Hotel Wailea offers travelers an ultra-private elegance infused with relaxed island luxury. Independently owned and operated by Private Label Collection, a full-service luxury hospitality management company founded by Honolulu native Jonathan McManus, the all-suite hotel is an intimate adults-only escape with 72 oversized suites and a pool, overlooking three Hawaiian Islands with residential style cabanas and an apothecary pool bar. The ideal island escape for couples is recognized as the #1 Resort Hotel in Hawaii in Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2022, as well as the magazine's Top 500 Hotels in the World in 2021 and 2022. Hotel Wailea is also named as one of the "Top 24 Most Romantic Hotels in the World" by CondI Nast Traveler in 2021 and the #2 resort in Hawaii in 2020 on the CondI Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards. Boasting an unprecedented level of intimacy, privacy and exclusivity in Hawaii, personalized guest programming is tailored to couples and centered on unique island experiences that embody adventure, romance, and laid-back luxury. Hotel Wailea's continually evolving culinary program presents a unique take on seasonal dining with Hawaiian staples and Maui-grown ingredients, including from the hotel's own organic garden. For more information, please visit www.hotelwailea.com.
About Gracias Madre
Originating in San Francisco, Gracias Madre was brought to Los Angeles in 2014 where the chic Mexican restaurant began serving on Melrose in West Hollywood. Gracias Madre specializes in small-batch agave spirits and plant-based fare, with menu highlights such as jackfruit carnitas tacos, potato pimento flautas, mushroom fajitas, and more! The Los Angeles executive chef Diana Briscoe is committed to sourcing local ingredients whenever possible and her healthy, sustainable approach to food extends to the bar program too, where zero-waste margaritas are made with leftover lime juice, lime, and orange peels. In 2019, Gracias Madre opened a second Southern California location in Newport Beach and continues to invite vegans and non-vegans alike for a truly memorable dining experience. For more information visit https://www.graciasmadre.com and follow Gracias Madre on Instagram via @graciasmadresocal.
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