WAILEA, MAUI — Gannon’s offers a truly distinctive dining experience where traditional island flavors are embraced by the flair of Chef Beverly Gannon’s own personality, delivering a taste of sophisticated culinary elegance on Maui. Savor more than just your dish as you indulge in decor rich in textures – touches of bamboo, marble, and lava rock complement chic artwork and locally handcrafted accents. Floor to ceiling glass doors gracefully invite panoramic volcano-to-ocean vistas right to your table as you dine beneath grand ceilings lit by contemporary chandeliers. Meanwhile, the eye-catching Red Bar makes for a dramatic but surprisingly intimate perch for drinks and bites that take their cue from the surrounding restaurant.
Voted one of Open Table’s Top 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in America, diners enjoy Chef Beverly Gannon’s award-winning food on a casual outdoor lanai featuring panoramic ocean views and spectacular sunsets.
The menu, developed with Executive Chef Bret Scott Pafford, is best described as contemporary Hawaiian Regional cuisine incorporating flavors derived from the rich cultural influences of the islands and the freshest quality, locally-sourced ingredients. We also offer a lively bar scene and unique bistro menu in the eye-catching Red Bar. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Gannon’s is the perfect spot in Wailea for those looking for something unique and off-the-beaten-tourist-path.
Beverly “Bev” Gannon is Maui’s favorite chef – bar none. There is no arguing with the 2007 tally of votes by readers of The Maui News and Maui No Ka ‘Oi Magazine’s own write-in votes from chef colleagues naming Bev as the “Best Chef on Maui.” Born in Dallas, Texas and raised in the Jewish tradition of eat, eat, eat, Bev reminisces, “It’s what really got me interested in food and its preparation.”
As chef/owner of Hali`imaile General Store in Upcountry, Joe’s in Wailea, Gannon’s, a Pacific View Restaurant on the Wailea Emerald Gold Golf Course; and owner of the longest-running catering company on the island, Celebrations Catering, Bev is perhaps best known to foodies as one of the 12 original founders of the Hawaii Regional Cuisine Movement which champions the concept of using fresh local ingredients in island menus rather than importing ingredients from out-of-state. Each of her three restaurants offers different menu options but all feature island-fresh ingredients and flavors that define Bev’s particular style and personality.
The recognition that Bev has gained for her island-influenced dishes has built a following of critical acclaim across the country. Bev was nominated in 2004 for the prestigious James Beard Award for “Best Chef Hawaii/Pacific Northwest” and as Corporate Chef of Hawaiian Airlines, her food was named “Best Food in the Air in North America” by readers of Conde Nast Traveler (2003, 2004 and 2006.) Bev has also made numerous television appearances including NBC’s Today Show, The CBS Morning Show, and multiple shows on cable’s popular Food Network. She was further honored as one of the Great Chefs of Hawai‘i, a series on the Discovery Channel.
She has also received numerous local awards for her culinary accomplishments — honored by her peers with the Maui No Ka ‘Oi Ai’pono Award for “Chef of the Year” in 2006; Honolulu Magazine’s coveted Hale ‘Aina Award in 1999 and again for five years in a row 2002 – 2006, and she was proclaimed Maui’s “Best Chef” in 1997, 2007, 2009 and again in 2010 by readers of The Maui News.