My wife & I have eaten at Ferraro’s more than a dozen times over the years, with our biggest mistake being that we skipped it during our first trip to Maui a year after we were married…and it’s not because the food is out of this world or the unforgettable setting, which are both true. In our opinion the one thing that really makes Ferraro’s an extraordinary experience is the Maui Violin group (more on this further down). With this being said we have to attach a bit of a “spoiler alert”, so you may want to read about our personal experiences after you have your own. If not...here it is:
Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by a hostess/host that holds true to what you’ve come to expect from most every staff member at a hotel of Four Seasons caliber. As you’re escorted to your table, sure, you’ll walk into one of the most stunning views available on the planet (while expected, it certainly doesn’t disappoint). Our favorite waiter is Javier…he’s been there for years and always strives to make it an evening to remember. If you book an early enough reservation time, around when you receive your appetizer, you’ll see sunsets on most any night that are uniquely beautiful and will stay in your memory banks for the foreseeable future (also expected). Soon after you watch the sun seemingly disappear into the ocean (now for the UNEXPECTED…this is where it gets good for us), you should just about be receiving your entrée as you begin to hear the most amazing violin & guitar duo coming down from the heavens (actually, it’s a small stage in a tucked away corner of the restaurant). However, once they get into full swing, you’ll soon wish you never eventually had to go back to wherever it is you came from. Don Lax (the violinist) is like mixing Bach w/ a splash of James Hetfield. He plays classical, rock and everything in between…it’ll be a sad day for Ferraro’s one day when he’s no longer there (hopefully and long time from now). Now for dessert…What, you don’t like dessert? You’ll order one (or two), just so you can stay a bit longer and listen to a few more of his interesting arrangements. I guess what we’re trying to get across is that you can get great service, food, ambience, etc. at a lot of places in many different locales, but the unexpected genius of Don & the Maui Violin Group is what ultimately makes us look forward to our next meal at Ferraro’s.
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