Grapevine Productions makes 23 years today

Let’s take a walk down memory lane and look at some highlights, shall we?

• Executive Chef Ivan Pahk, Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar Maui, featured on (Dec. 16, 2009) and (Jan. 19, 2010)

•Catherine Nobriga Kim of Roselani Ice Cream profiled in Enterprising Women magazine – Winter 2009

•Nobriga Family Businesses featured in Family Business magazine – Spring 2009

•The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono – Sunset magazine – March 2010; Conde Nast Traveler – July 2008; Travel + Leisure – January 2008; Bride’s – Feb/March 2008 and May/June 2005

•I’o restaurant: Induction into DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America); Class of 2007.

•The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono ( Only Hawai‘i property on Fodor’s Top 20 Hotels of the World list; 2005.

•Roselani Ice Cream ( – Conde Nast Traveler; April 2004

•Chef D.K. Kodama, Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar: Appearance on TODAY (NBC); March 2004 (following publication of his cookbook – “D.K.’s Sushi Chronicles from Hawai’i: Recipes from Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar” by D.K. Kodama with Bonnie Friedman- Ten Speed Press)

•Publication of “The Hali’imaile General Store Cookbook” by Beverly Gannon with Bonnie Friedman – Ten Speed Press – February 2001

•The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono ( – Travel + Leisure – Ranked #5 in “Top  Ten B&Bs in the United States” –  June 2000

•Beach House Restaurant, Kaua‘i – Restaurants & Institutions: Cover “Ethnic Salads Accent Menus” –  March 1, 2000

•David Paul’s Lahaina Grill: Five-page, full-color feature as “Restaurant of the Month” in Bon Appétit; February 1997

•Cheeseburger In Paradise: The only Hawai‘i restaurant included in the Beef Industry Council’s national “Burger Boom” campaign; State of Hawai‘i Beef Backer Award winner in 1996

•Chef David Paul Johson: two-page, full-color Illy Caffe ad in Food Arts magazine; December 1995 (0nly Hawai‘i chef ever featured in Illy national advertising campaign.)

•Fourth Annual “A Taste of Lahaina” – Coverage on TODAY (NBC) – September 1995

•Chef David Paul Johnson: Appearance on TODAY (NBC); July 1995

•Maui Stingrays: Story on NPR’s Weekend Edition; December 1994

•Third Annual “A Taste of Lahaina” – CBS This Morning; September 1994

Food & Wine: Cover for Hali‘imaile General Store, signature dessert, Piña Colada Cheesecake (“Hawai‘i: The Next Wave”); March 1992 – 0nly Hawai‘i restaurant ever featured on Food & Wine cover

want more? take a little trip around the website…thanks, Maui, for 23 amazing years!