Maui Food and Dining

Fairmont Kea Lani Hosts Chateau Montelena Winemaker’s Dinner

August 3, 2015, 1:26 PM HST
* Updated August 3, 1:38 PM
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By Maui Now Staff

Fairmont Kea Lani has partnered with Napa Valley winery Chateau Montelena for a Winemaker’s Dinner to be held on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. The Winemaker’s Dinner features locally inspired cuisine by Executive Chef Tylun Pang paired with carefully selected wines by Chateau Montelena owner Judy Barrett.

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The evening begins with a reception featuring a trio of appetizers paired with 2013 Sauvignon Blanc followed by a four-course wine paired dinner. The wines featured include the 90pt 2012 Chardonnay (Robert Parker) and 92pt 2006 Estate Cabernet (Robert Parker, Steven Tanzer). Dinner guests will also engage in a special talk-story session with winery owner Judy Barrett.

“It is a privilege to showcase Chateau Montelena’s legendary wines and have proprietor Judy Barrett join us for the evening,” said Todd Oldham, Director of Food and Beverage of Fairmont Kea Lani in an event announcement.  “Chateau Montelena is a world-class producer, and their momentous story of how they helped place California at the forefront of the wine world is inspiring for all.”

Chateau Montelena Winemaker’s Dinner menu includes:

Reception

Ahi Poke with Micro Shiso

Korean-Style Chicken with Lavender Honey

Crostini with Surfing Goat Cheese and Roasted Tomato

Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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Dinner

First Course

Pine-Wrapped Kauai Prawns with Garden Herbs and Asparagus

Chardonnay 2012

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Salad

‘Mauka Harvest’, Kula Greens with Pohole Fern Shoot, Heart Of Palm, Lilikoʻi-Vanilla Vinaigrette

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Main

Braised Niʻihau Lamb Shoulder with Hāmākua Mushroom Risotto and Local Root Vegetables

Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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Dessert

Kula Black Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta

Montelena Estate Zinfandel 2011

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Limited reservations are available for Fairmont Kea Lani’s Winemaker’s Dinner.  Cost is $120 per person inclusive of wine pairings, tax and gratuities. For reservations, call (808) 875-2210 or visit The Fairmont Kea Lani online.

Chef Tylun. Photo Credit: Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui.

Chef Tylun. Photo Credit: Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui.

Chateau exterior. Photo credit: Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui.

Chateau exterior. Photo credit: Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui.

Chateau Estate Vineyards. Photo credit: Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui.

Chateau Estate Vineyards. Photo credit: Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui.

Chateau New Cellar. Photo credit: Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui.

Chateau New Cellar. Photo credit: Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui.

Chef Tylun. Photo Credit: Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui.

Chef Tylun. Photo Credit: Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui.

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