Six Course Dinner to Feature Castello Banfi Wines

March 18, 2015, 10:47 AM HST · Updated March 18, 10:47 AM
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By Vanessa Wolf

Steak Au Poivre from a previous Makena event. Photo by Vanessa Wolf

Steak Au Poivre from a previous Makena event. Photo by Vanessa Wolf

This Saturday, March 21 the Makena Beach & Golf Resort brings back Castello Banfi Wines for a special six-course wine dinner.

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The meal will pair the internationally acclaimed wines of Castello Banfi with the following special multi-course menu designed by the resort’s Chef De Cuisine Kurt Lesmerises.

AMUSE BOUCHE

  • San Angelo Pinot Gris
  • Cold Smoked Diver Sea Scallop with Hokkaido scallop, yuzu kosho jus, enoki mushrooms and tomato pearls
FIRST COURSE
  • Castello Banfi Belnero
  • Alaskan King Crab and White Truffle Ravioli with morel cream, pecans, sun dried tomatoes and fried Kumu Farm’s carrots
SECOND COURSE
  • Banfi Chianti Classico
  • 36 Hour Braised Berkshire Pork with sous vide belly, black garlic risotto, Kula lavender gastrique and garnished with blue borage
THIRD COURSE (INTERMEZZO)
  • Haupia Sorbet garnished with fresh Makena coconut and a splash of Malibu Rum
FORTH COURSE
  • Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino
  • Pasture-Raised Beef Short Rib with a brioche bun, pickled cucumber, triple cream brie and house-made pommes frites
FIFTH COURSE
Castello Banfi SummuS
Rosemary Roasted New Zealand Red Deer with soft Parmesan polenta, roasted Brussels sprouts, bacon lardons and poha berry demi-glace
DESSERT COURSE
Rosa Regale 
Kula Strawberry Pavlova in meringue nests with strawberry cream and fresh Kula strawberries.
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Special guest host Richard Rossi, the Western Regional Director of Banfi Vintners, has over 20 years of professional wine industry experience and is a University of California Davis Wine Executive Program Alumni and a UC Davis Extended Studies Wine Lecturer.
In addition, a portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association’s annual Maui Charity Walk Fundraiser, which raises money for Hawaii’s local charities.
Held in the resort’s Molokini Bar & Grille, the dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and is offered at $130 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 808-875-5888 to make yours.

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