Maui Food and Dining

Selections from Top 100 Wines List Featured at Event

January 7, 2015, 11:17 AM HST
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By Vanessa Wolf

Steak Au Poivre from a previous Makena event. Photo by Vanessa Wolf

Steak Au Poivre from a previous Makena event. Photo by Vanessa Wolf

Selections from Wine Spectator‘s famed Top 100 Wines list will be showcased at Makena Beach & Golf Resort’s latest Wine Education Series event this Thursday, January 8.

Young’s Market’s Master Sommelier Patrick Okubo returns to the monthly showcase with three of his personal selections.

Accompanied by a special food demonstration and paired tasting dishes by Makena’s Chef De Cuisine Kurt Lesmerises, the menu features:

  • Ponzi “Tavola” Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2012
  • Alii Mushroom Pizza – Wild local mushrooms with caramelized Maui onions, fontina and Kumu farms fresh rosemary
  • Tikal Patriota 2012
  • Smoked Ham with Cherry Glaze – Smoked spiral-sliced ham with pineapple and dried-cherry glaze
  • Castello Di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2010
  • Makena Beef Stew – A flavorful slow-cooked stew featuring tender beef, tomatoes, root vegetables and cannellini beans
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Attendees can anticipate trying the wines and dishes as Chef Lesmerises provides a cooking demonstration and Okubo educates on the libations themselves.


Held in the resort’s Molokini Bar and Grill Restaurant, the event starts at 6:30 p.m. at a cost of $55 per person – plus tax and gratuity – and features live entertainment and free valet parking.


Reservations can be made by calling 808-874-1111.

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