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Old 12-25-2016, 02:59 PM
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Default Mick's Holiday Test Kitchen

Holiday Test Kitchen with Mick Fleetwood

Maui Magazine

http://mauimagazine.net/mick-fleetwood-kitchen/

It’s not a rumour — Mick Fleetwood and Chelsea Hill make the cookin’ fun.

Story by Becky Speere | Photography by Mieko Horikoshi

Gathered around our test-kitchen table are, from left, Rick Vito, dining editor Becky Speere, Fleetwood’s on Front St. general manager Eric Waddell, Mick Fleetwood (seated in front of the Maxell Armfield painting featured on the cover of Fleetwood Mac’s 1969 album Then Play On), chef Eric Morrissette, Chelsea Hill, publisher Diane Woodburn, photographer Daniel Sullivan, and singer Gretchen Rhodes.

Twenty years ago, I reached for the courage to approach the man who walked into the café, where I stood behind a deli counter filled with biscotti, cheesecakes and pasta salads. An elegant fellow over six feet tall, he wore brown leather boots over fitted slacks, a tweed jacket and a denim-blue scarf. Under his fedora, his near-shoulder-length hair framed a face I’d seen on album covers. Fumbling for words, I said in my most unpaparazzi-like voice, “Are you somebody?” His kind blue eyes looked down at me. “No,” he answered with a gentle smile, then turned and walked out the door with his coffee. It was okay, because I knew.


For years, his Kula cottage was mostly where Mick hung out with musician friends. With Chelsea here, the house is becoming a home.

Today I’m in Mick Fleetwood’s home in Kula, awed by the prospect of rubbing shoulders with Maui’s own music icon. A founding member of the legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac, Mick is also a Lahaina restaurateur, and has graciously offered to host Maui Nō Ka ‘Oi Magazine’s 2016 holiday test kitchen. We’re joined by staff from Fleetwood’s on Front St. — Chef Eric Morrissette, general manager Eric Waddell, and wine director/assistant general manager Ashley Leal — as well as Mick’s longtime sweetheart, Chelsea Hill, and several of my colleagues from the magazine.


Chef Eric announces the menu in his brisk East Coast accent. “We’re going to start our prep with rack of lamb, then a polenta appetizer topped with sun-dried tomato pesto, then move on to beef tenderloin with foie gras. I also have a simple spinach-bacon salad, and for dessert we’ve prepared a cranberry cake at the restaurant that is the perfect end to the feast.”

Barbara Geary, a member of MNKO’s sales team, steps up to help and Eric demonstrates how to remove the fat cap from the lamb rack, talking her through the process step by step. “You need to wear gloves to keep the bacteria and heat on your skin from degrading the meat,” he says. “You want to remove the fat, but you also want to leave some for flavor.” As he grinds fresh peppercorns onto the meat, he explains that he uses cracked black pepper because the bite comes through with every taste, which is not the case with finely ground pepper. “Also, one of my favorite herb blends is herbes de Provence, which I use on all my French-Mediterranean dishes.”

Get the Recipes: Pistachio-crusted Rack of Lamb • Mascarpone Polenta with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto • Spinach Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette • Bouillabaisse • Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Foie Gras • Cranberry Cake
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