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Taste of Wailea Offers Food Prepared By “The Best of the Best”

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By Maui Now Staff

Taste of Wailea. Courtesy photo

Taste of Wailea. Courtesy photo

Held on the rolling green hills of The Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course at the Leadbetter Private Golf Academy, the annual Taste Of Wailea is billed as the ‘Crown Jewel’ of the Maui Film Festival’s culinary events.

“The Best of The Best of Wailea’s Best Chefs” come out to share their creative tasting plates and attendees can anticipate:

Humuhumunuknukuapua’a at Grand Wailea
Sour Poi Dumpling, Salmon Belly Gravlox, Onion Jus
Foie Gras and CTC Croquette
Maui Gold Pineapple, Cereal Milk Jam
Ko’ at The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui
Seafood Laulau, Lomi Lomi Tomato & Ogo with Garlic-Soy Coconut SauceKeanae
Lilikoi Chiffon Cake Featuring Maui Cheese Company’s Fromangina
Duo at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Keahole lobster slider, Canadian Bacon, Spicy maple mayo, clover sprouts
Fried Jidori Chicken, Kale Chop Salad, Milk & Honey Dressing

Capische at Hotel Wailea
Le Poisson Crudo
Coconut, Lime, Line Caught Fish
Garden Tortellini
Big Island Mushroom, Garden Veg, Piave



Tommy Bahama at The Shops at Wailea
Tommy Bahama Island Style Kampachi Poke White Soy, Yuzu, Fresh Coconut, Inamona, Bonito Shavings, Crispy Nori
Pina Colada Cake Pops Vanilla Cake, Myers Dark Rum, Diced Pineapple, White Chocolate Mousse, Toasted Coconut



Ruth’s Chris Steak House at The Shops at Wailea 
BBQ shrimp
Sweet Cream and Berries


Mulligan's Fish and Chips. Photo by Vanessa Wolf

Mulligan’s Fish and Chips. Photo by Vanessa Wolf


Spago at the Four Sesons Resort Maui at Wailea 
“6 day” Heritage Pork Belly Brined, Smoked and Sous Vide
with Wild Ramps and Whistle Pig Rye Green Apples
Spago Noodle Bar


Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman at the Wailea Gateway Center
Fresh Gnocchi with Pork Sausage
Burnt Maui Pineapple and Cashew Salad


Fabiani’s at the Wailea Gateway Center

Gnocchi Gorgonzola Butternut Squash, Chicken & Wilted Baby Spinach
Assorted Mini Macaroons, Salted Caramel & Lilikoi


Mulligans on the Blue
Mini Fish & Chips, Jalapeno Tartar Sauce, Malt Vinegar
Irish Curry Veggie Wrap, Mango/Pineapple Chutney

Matteo’s Osteria at the Wailea Town Center  

Muscoli Ripieni (A Cinque Terre Classic in Maui!) Slow-stewed
Stuffed Mussels In Haiku Heirloom Tomato Spicy Pomodoro Sauce
Insalata Sopressata di Polpo Octopus “Salami” With
Sicilian Salad of Fennel, Arugula, Oranges, and Pine Nuts
Cannoli Ricotta-Mascarpone-Chocolate Stuffed
Crispy Pastry Shell, Kula Strawberry Coulis

Joe’s Nuevo Latino at the Wailea Town Center
Charred Octopus, Micro Salad, Ink Tostada, Olive Aioli
Scallop Ceviche, Meyer Lemon, Compressed Cucumber, Fresno Chili


Featuring live Music by Bita and Klaudia of Maná Brasil,  the Taste of Wailea is held from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Tickets are $170 through the end of the day tomorrow, June 2, and include access to Saturday Night’s Celestial Cinema Double Feature, THE WAVE I RIDE (7:45 p.m.) and PLANETARY (10 p.m.)

Please note, this event is restricted to those age 21 years and over and ID is required for entry.

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