David Paul’s Island Grill on Front Street closed effectively on Sept. 1, 2012 and what a sad closure that is for West Maui. Gone is the brussel sprouts caesar salad, the fine martinis, and of course the chef himself, David Paul…for now at least. His future plans include a bistro with some of his loyal staff, so keep a lookout for something new on the west or south sides of Maui.
Hopefully, the bistro will include his ever popular cooking classes. It would be a shame to no longer witness him gliding around his industrial kitchen all the while chatting amicably and handing out professional tips and instruction.
David Paul gave all of himself to his Island Grill and that is to be commended. We will miss him on Front Street but wish him a speedy recovery with his new bistro hopefully popping up on the west side yet again.