“Top Chef” finalist impresses at MIGRANT.
After a successful run on Bravo TV’s “Top Chef,” Sheldon Simeon has returned to Maui with more culinary chutzpah and a menu that packs plenty of surprises. Occupying the same space as Mark Ellman’s Mala at the Wailea Beach Marriott, MiGRANT offers two seating areas: a lounge with its own separate menu and the main dining room with al fresco dining on the lanai. Two of the most original dishes on the menu are found under the Noodles heading: fat chow funn tossed with bits of roast pork, pipinola shoots and Parmigiano-Reggiano; and French onion soup meets Japanese ramen à la tsukemen. MiGRANT, 3700 Wailea Alanui Drive, 808.875.9394, www.migrantmaui.com.