Maui Food and Dining

Wine Tasting to Feature American Comfort Food

July 8, 2015, 8:00 AM HST
* Updated July 8, 3:46 AM
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By Maui Now Staff

South Maui BBQ Baby Back Ribs. Image courtesy Makena Beach & Golf Resort

South Maui BBQ Baby Back Ribs. Image courtesy Makena Beach & Golf Resort

Next Thursday, July 16, the Makena Beach & Golf Resort’s monthly Food and Wine Education Series event features American wines and comfort food.

Held in the resort’s Molokini Bar & Grille, Master Sommelier Patrick Okubo brings with him three all-American Californian wines:

  • Red Car Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast
  • Artezin Zinfandel from Mendocino County
  • Hess Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley.

In tandem, Chef De Cuisine Kurt Lesmerises is preparing three home-style classic American comfort dishes.

Paired with the wines, the tasting dishes for the event include:

  • Sweet Tea Brined Fried Chicken – a salty sweet brine of brown sugar and freshly brewed tea infused chicken, fried and served with pineapple coleslaw and a honey Dijon dipping sauce
  • South Maui Barbeque Baby Back Ribs – meaty melt-in your-mouth ribs, Jalapeno cornbread and borracho baked beans
  • Homemade Meatloaf – an American classic lightly smoked and wrapped in bacon served up with whipped potatoes and green beans.

Along with  Okubo’s expert-level enlightenment about the wines being served, attendees can anticipate a cooking demonstration of one of the above dishes.

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and features live entertainment. It’s offered at $55 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and reservations can be made by calling (808)-875-5888.

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