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Pacific Rim Dinner
Series at Japengo

Posted 07:29 AM HST, April 21, 2011

By Erica Garza

Japengo will host a sushi/sake dinner on April 22nd, the first in a monthly series of dinner pairings.

Japengo, West Maui’s new Pacific Rim and sushi lounge at Hyatt Regency Maui, will host a monthly dinner series starting Friday, April 22nd.

Every third Friday of the month the eatery will feature a new, themed prix fixe tasting menu of Pacific Rim cuisine paired with fine wines and spirits. This month, a sushi and sake combination prepared by Executive Chef Matt Smith and Sushi Chef Jay Ledee will highlight premier sake alongside innovative Japengo dishes. See menu below.

The evening of indulgence, which starts at 6pm, will include sake pairing notes and gifts to take home. As an extra incentive for participating, Hyatt Regency Maui will donate a percentage of proceeds from all tickets sold to the Visitors Industry Charity Walk.

Cost of the sushi/sake dinner is $125 per person. Japengo is located within Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa at 200 Nohea Kai Drive on Kaanapali Beach. For more information about the series call 808-276-0755.

Sushi and Sake Dinner Menu for April 22nd

Kumamoto Oyster with Ponzu, Momiji Oroshi, Green Onion and Tobiko Caviar
Roederer Estate – Brut Rose (Anderson Valley)

Seared Snake River Farms Kobe Carpaccio with Wasabi-infused Organic Lemon Olive Oil, Watercress, Quail Egg and Shiso Aioli
Momokawa Pearl – Junmai Nigori (Oregon)

Miso-Glazed Salmon with Soy-Mirin Butter, Jasmine Rice, Spinach & Basil Salad
Chikurin – Junmai (Japan)

Sashimi of Bluefin Toro, Scottish Salmon, Seared Japanese King Snapper
Momokawa Ruby – Junmai Ginjo (Oregon)

Sake Glazed Beef Short Rib with Plum Wine-Ginger Demi, Kimchi, Edamame Whipped Potato
Hakutake Shiro Shochu (Japan)

Big Roll with Shrimp Tempura, Scottish Salmon, Bigeye Tuna, Avocado, Tobanjan, Caviar
Tamanohikari – Junmai Daiginjo (Japan)

Molokai Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Acai-Azuki Bean Syrup and Shortbread Cookie
Hana Hou Sparkling Pink Sake (Japan)

Maui Now covers the latest food news and events throughout the island and appreciates suggestions. Please send tips or feedback to erica@mauinow.com.


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