Maui Food and Dining

Grammy Award-Winning Musician to Play Whale Trust Benefit Dinner

August 6, 2015, 9:00 AM HST
* Updated August 6, 4:14 PM
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By Maui Now Staff

Food prepared at Lumeria Maui. Courtesy image

Food prepared at Lumeria Maui. Courtesy image

Next Saturday, August 15, a special benefit for Whale Trust Maui features a farm-to-table dinner, a silent auction and an intimate acoustic performance by Grammy Award winning musician, John Cruz.

Held under the stars at Lumeria Maui in Upcountry Makawao, Lumeria’s Chef Ben Diamond’s menu includes:

  • Ahi Poke with Wonton Crisps
  • Crudité Vegetables with Herb Hummus and Guacamole
  • Cheese Platter with Marinated Olives and Baguette
  • Kale Caesar with toasted sunflower seeds, cherry tomatoes and gluten-free croutons
  • Roasted Multi-color carrots with parsley and olive oil
  • Mixed Green Garden Salad with Orange Supremes, Avocado and creamy tahini vinaigrette
  • Quinoa Millet Tabbouleh with Mint and Toasted Almonds
  • Fresh Catch with Thai Basil and Lime Salsa Fresca
  • Grilled Chicken with Pineapple and chipotle aioli
  • Assorted Cookies with Fruit Salad and Maple Coconut Cream
  • Kombucha sponsored by Maui Kombucha
John Cruz, image courtesy of MACC

John Cruz. Courtesy image

Silent auction items feature such treasures as hand-blown ocean inspired glass sculptures by artist Evan Schauss of Maui Blown Glass and a photo installation by National Geographic Award winning photographer and Whale Trust Maui co-founder, Flip Nicklin, as well as items and services from various local merchants.

The silent auction reception begins at 4:30 p.m., while the dinner starts at 6 p.m. 

Live music, featuring opening act Sierra Carrère and followed by a performance by John Cruz, commences at 7:15 p.m.

The event is limited to 100 attendees and tickets are $125 per person.

All proceeds from the evening benefit Whale Trust Maui, a nonprofit organization dedicated to scientific research and public awareness of whales and their environment.

For more information, call 808-572-5700.

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