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“Road to Morocco Dinner, & worth every bite of the trip...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vineyard Food Company and Catering From Soup to Nuts

Vineyard Food Company and Catering From Soup to Nuts
1951 E Vineyard St, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-1714
808-243-3663
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Ranked #22 of 72 restaurants in Wailuku
Price range: $7 - $10
Cuisines: French, Italian, Hawaiian, Continental, International, Healthy
Description: Come visit our quaint little deli on Vineyard Street in Wailuku! We have a varied menu and daily specials, with a little something for everyone. We also feature superb catering services. Whether you're entertaining a few guests, needing in-home chef services, or planning a wedding for hundreds, Vineyard Food Company and Catering From Soup to Nuts will make your event a success!
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Description: Come visit our quaint little deli on Vineyard Street in Wailuku! We have a varied menu and daily specials, with a little something for everyone. We also feature superb catering services. Whether you're entertaining a few guests, needing in-home chef services, or planning a wedding for hundreds, Vineyard Food Company and Catering From Soup to Nuts will make your event a success!
Maui, Hawaii
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97 reviews 97 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Road to Morocco Dinner, & worth every bite of the trip...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

This restaurant is not far from where I live, so when a lady friend of mine called and told be about their upcoming 'Morocco themed' dinner, it was a go...first off this was a special dinner only for Friday and Saturday nights, as they now have different themed dinners every F/Sat night, first seating at 5.30...

my friend lived in Morocco for some years 'back then' so of course is more than abit familiar with true Moroccan food/style of food...

this dinner was prix fixe at 32usd per and worth easily half that much again. It consisted of four courses:

Starters were, choice of...

Spicy prawns w/fresh lemon (actually were shrimps, not sure what the difference is, there were 3 on the plate), or...

Fried potato cakes with minted yogurt...there were two on the plate, yogurt in a side ramekin...

well seeing as how we were two and they (meaning the starters) were two, we of course just got one of each and shared them...

Ratings:

more than good, okay a shrimp/prawn is just that, really how can you go wrong? but they were nicely seasoned and served w/fresh wedge of lemon...

the potato cakes were soft and fluffy, cooked just right, not oily/greasy, they melted in the mouth...well my mouth at least...ha ha...

Salads were again choice of two. Again we took one of each (both were served w/grilled triangles of pita)...

Beetroot w/cumin over mixed greens...most ono (you know what that means from my past reviews), though we both commented bordering on too vinegary, the dressing...but I liked it, it challenged the wine we had...

Tomato, onion, roasted pepper salad over mixed greens..this one was more 'Mediterranean' in style I thought, fresh and easy on the palette...

after the Salad course we, along with the other diners, were pleasantly surprised with a just right mini bowl of carrot soup w/Moroccan seasonings...very tasty and a nice interlude before the entrees were brought out...oh, also this was presented by Chef Ralph himself...a nice touch...

Entrees...there was a choice of four, so we each got a different one...

my companion opted for the slow baked chicken thighs (boneless/skinless) w/lemon and garlic..

I went for the mahi mahi, w/tomatoes and olives, is all the menu said...well I'm not an olive fan of any sorts and mentioned such to the young lady taking our entree orders...let me check w/Chef Ralph and see...she was back in a flash w/a not a problem at all Sir, the olives are for the most part tossed in at the end for some taste and garnish...and Chef said he'd just leave them out of the mix...

well both plates came with saffron and turmeric couscous, with baked veggies and cooked/stewed prunes...and both were, to say it local style, broke da mouth. I think you can figure that one out...it wasn't just the main protein part of the entree that was ono, it was the entire presentation...very generous with all the components on the plate...I was given a tidbit of the slow cooked chicken and WoW...the lemon and garlic surely did the trick on those thighs...

my mahi mahi was sauteed to perfection and the 'sauce' on top, basically the tomatoes, did the trick just as well...

the other entree choices were Beef Tajine w/ apples and raisins, or the vegetarian entree of spiced, caramelized onions w/chargrilled eggplant and chickpeas...

now the AHHHH part...Dessert...

again two choices so don't have to tell you we took one of each...Sunny went for the sweet almond phyllo coil, while I took the chilled sweet orange and date 'salad' w/mango sorbet...sooo yummmmy...but they forgot to mention, it was ever so lightly drizzled with honey...which made a huge difference in my appreciation of such a simple dessert offering...the phyllo coil was light, airy, abit sweet, and very satisfying...

okay so was it worth it? Are you kidding me? All of the above for 32usd pp? As I said worth easily half that much again. The dinners are BYOB (no corkage charge), but pls, only beer and wine...no hard setups are available...

others have reviewed this place too, so I want to set the record straight here...

as of now, this being 25 Jan. they, at this time, serve dinners only, and only on F/Sat. They no longer serve lunch, however, they may start serving lunches again, but only on Th/F, and there is some talk of some sort of a Sunday morning happening, but I wouldn't hold your breath on that one as the owners of this eatery have a popular and successful catering biz, which of course consumes alot of time and energy, especially on the weekends, so I think a Sunday gig would be abit of a stress/strain on the crew...

Please do call ahead (808.243.food-3663) for more info on upcoming dinners etc...

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Groton, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Good eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Being first time to this joint, I wasn't sure how to order. I wanted veggies and seafood, fresh. i started ordering, and the Chinese lady behind the counter interrupted me and told me i was ordering too much for one person, and she recommended a dish on the menu, and she was right. That $9.50 dish was all i need and can eat, and it's very good! Descent business!

Visited December 2012
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LAHAINA MAUI
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11 restaurant reviews
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“Friday night dinners are a must!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I have been wanting to try the Friday night dinners at Soup to Nuts for a while, just never got around to it. Well the procrastination is over for good! Went with my hubby for the German influence menu, we had amazing food and a great time with the loving service this small establishment gives. The only negatives I have (and they are small) were the young waiter needs training, not because he did a bad job, but because he is not confident and seemed nervous every time he approached the table. As for the food, the pork was slightly over cooked, however the flavor made up for that in spades. We will be going back at least twice a month.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wailuku
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“Six Pop Up dinners at VFC in July 2012”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Vineyard Food Company hosts six pop up dinners Fri & Sat nights beginning July 13. Fridays are economical and family friendly, Saturdays are upscale gourmet events. Read about it:
REVITALIZING WAILUKU ONE BITE AT A TIME in Maui Now
http://mauinow.com/2012/07/05/revitalizing-wailuku-one-bite-at-a-time/ and come check it out yourself. A small, good, friendly spot, normally open for lunch M-F 10-2

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pahoa, Hawaii
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

This restaurant is very special. If you are interested in a good, well-priced meal, go to Vineyard Food Company for lunch. Unlike many restaurants around Maui, they have reasonable prices and ample servings. They are only open for lunch, for the most part, but you can catch them for dinner on the first Friday of each month. No matter when you eat there, the food is always good.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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