Maui Food and Dining

Rescheduled ‘Maui Calls’ Event Features Auctions, Top Chefs

September 23, 2014, 10:04 AM HST
* Updated September 23, 11:47 AM
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By Vanessa Wolf

A canape served at a previous Makena event. Photo by Vanessa Wolf

A canape served at a previous Makena event. Photo by Vanessa Wolf

Postponed by the weather brought by  Iselle and Julio, the rescheduled Maui Calls – the MACC’s annual gala fundraiser event – is now this Saturday, Sept. 27.

Tickets are still available and the theme for this year’s event is  “Celebrating the Songs of Hawaiʻi.”

Scheduled highlights include live and silent auctions, a concert with a surprise musical guest and dancing under the pavilion.

At the live auction you can expect lavish offerings like a nine night, multi-city African photo safari valued at $8000 or four nights in a villa in Bora Bora valued at $10,000.


Not to be outdone, the silent auction offers guitars signed by recent MACC performers like Glenn Fry and Melissa Etheridge, front row show tickets, artwork, services and fine wine.


Similarly, the food is top notch. Attendees can anticipate noshing on offerings from acclaimed local restaurants like:

Hula Grill

Executive Chef Bobby Masters is serving:

  • Salad of Molokaʻi venison pastrami, arugula, Surfing Goat cheese & candied mac nuts with whole grain mustard vinaigrette, mochiko fennel & pickled mango
  • Lobster edamame hush puppies, snow pea slaw and yuzu vinaigrette, tandoori aioli


Chef Michael Lofaro is serving:

  • Kampachi poke with avocado, mustard oil and smoked ponzu
  • Shrimp and hearts of palm dumplings, Hāmākua tomato emulsion, fine herbs, yuzu koshu

 at The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui  

Executive Chef Tylun Pang is serving:

  • Grilled fish taco with spicy mango salsa
  • Lavender honey macadamia nut shrimp

Main Street Bistro

Chef Tom Selman is serving:

  • Cherrywood smoked chicken quesadilla
  • Mac nut shell smoked baby back ribs

Mākena Beach & Golf Resort

Chef de Cuisine Kurt Lesmerises is serving:

  • Kauaʻi Shrimp & Lumb Crab Salad, Kula watermelon, baby mache, heirloom tomato, cucumber, mint and yuzu vinaigrette
  • Hamachi tacos with yellowtail poke, jalapeno, micro cilantro, avocado and garlic ponzu

Morimoto Maui

Chef Greg Harrison is serving:

  • Tuna pizza: anchovy aioli, olives, jalapeno
  • Boba tea: kaffir lime, coconut, pineapple

Roy’s Kāʻanapali

Chef Joey Macadangdang is serving:

  • Ahi Tataki with avocado mousse,   sweet soy emulsion
  • Maui Cattle Co. beef tartare, baby arugula, lemon oil

Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi

Executive Chef Carl Yeh is serving:

  • Sous vide New York strip steak with shiitake barley risotto and Kula corn and tomato relish
  • Asian duck empanada with cherry ginger sauce

Spago Four Seasons Maui

Chef Cameron Lewark is serving:

  • Kobe beef sliders with Maui onion marmalade
  • Passion-mango sorbet in a sesame cone

Three’s Bar & Grill

Chefs Travis Morrin, Cody Christopher, Jaron Blosser are serving:

  • Takoyaki “octopus fried” balls with garlic aioli, aonori, and bonito flakes          
  • Korean shrimp and kimchee pancake with greens and kochuchang sauce

Tommy Bahama

Executive Chef Maka Kwon is serving:

  • Pork Tenderloin with sweet potato mofong, peas & rice, and mango salsa
  • Island Style Poke with Cucumber Pickle

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

Rhonda Ashton, Executive Pastry Chef is serving:

  • Chocolate blinis, flambéed bananas, Maui coffee ice cream
  • Pineapple tart, Surfing Goat quark foam, green tea streusel

Grand Wailea

Pastry Chef David Sutherland is serving:

  • Pain perdu flambéed in Maui Gold Rum with Kumu Farms banana ice cream
  • Milk chocolate pot de crème with peanut butter chantilly, coconut brittle and blackberry
Maui Calls 2014.

Maui Calls 2014.

In addition, anticipate washing it all down with spirits from the following wineries and vintners:

  • Adelsheim Vineyard
  • Ca’Momi
  • Chappellet Winery
  • Duckhorn Wine Company
  • Handley Cellars
  • John Anthony/JaM Cellars
  • L’Ecole No 41
  • Littorai Wines
  • Merry Edwards Winery
  • Orin Swift/Aveniu
  • Plumpjack Estate Winery/Cade Estate Winery/Odette Estate
  • Rombauer Vineyards
  • Saintsbury
  • Selby Winery
  • Signorello Group/Signorello Estate, FUSE, Edge, Trim
  • Somerston Estate
  • Terre Rouge and Easton Wines
  • Whitehall Lane Winery and Vineyards

Held from 6 to 10 p.m., tickets to Maui Calls are $175 per person and available online or by calling 808-242-SHOW (7469).

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