Maui Food and Dining

Son’z Steakhouse Launches “Off da Vine” Dinner Series

February 21, 2017, 6:09 PM HST
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Son’z Steakhouse Maui presents the newest food and wine dinner series on the island, called “Off da Vine.” The special dinners present an opportunity for guests to savor gourmet cuisine paired with exceptional wines and connect directly with the winemakers as they provide insights and commentaries on the specific wines.

“Dining experiences are greatly elevated with proper pairings of food and wine by complementing and letting the characteristics of each shine,” says Geno Sarmiento, executive chef of Son’z Steakhouse and Tri-Star Restaurants. “Having the winemakers come in person to share the subtlety of each varietal and vintage with our guests make for a more personal, connected and fun experience.”

“Off da Vine” food and winemaker dinner series starts on Friday, Feb. 24 at 5:30 p.m. and will be offered for one night every other month thereafter. The first dinner will feature five courses by Sarmiento paired with MauiWine’s ‘Ulupalakua Vineyards and Rose Ranch wines presented by winemaker Mark Beaman.

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Sunset at Son’z Steakhouse at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in Lāhainā. Courtesy photo.

MauiWine estate bottles. Courtesy photo.

Food from Son’z Steakhouse in Lāhainā. Courtesy photo.

Son’z Steakhouse at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa. Courtesy photo.

“We always focus on supporting our local partners so we are thrilled to spotlight MauiWine as the first in the series. It farms and crafts incredible wines right in our backyard so the fit was natural,” says Sarmiento.

Sarmiento and Beaman’s collaborative “Off da Vine” menu:

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Reception
Blackened Japanese hamachi with mango-papaya-avocado relish, spicy mustard beurre blanc
Rose Ranch “Lokelani” Sparkling Rosé

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First Course
Seared diver scallop with pork belly adobo parmesan risotto, gremolata Ulupalakua Vineyards 2014 Viognier

Second Course
Chopped Greek salad with heirloom cherry tomatoes, Maui onions, hearts of palm, avocado, tiger shrimp, caper vinaigrette
Ulupalakua Vineyards 2015 Rosé

Third Course
Ahi prime rib with wasabi-celery root potato puree lemongrass au jus Ulupalakua Vineyards 2015 Grenache

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Fourth Course
Molasses and coffee-rubbed prime New York steak with potato and beet pearls, velvet chili sauce
Ulupalakua Vineyards 2013 Syrah

Final Course
Chocolate crème brûlée with citrus biscotti Rose Ranch, “Lehua” raspberry dessert wine

This “Off da Vine” food and winemaker dinner costs $125 per person. Seating is limited, so reservations are required. Call (808) 667-4508 to book your seat.

Son’z Steakhouse is located inside Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa at 200 Nohea Kai Drive in Lāhainā.  Its menu centers on the finest cuts of meats and freshest seafood with locally-grown produce. For ten years straight, its been honored with an “Award of Excellence” by Wine Spectator and “Best Steak” ‘Aipono Awards by Maui Nō Ka ‘Oi magazine. It offers happy hours from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with $6 appetizers, $7 handcrafted mai tai, well drinks and wine and $5 beers, with dinner menu served daily from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

For more information or to make reservations, visit the Son’z Steakhouse website.  Reservations are also available through OpenTable.

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