Maui Food and Dining

‘The Best of Both Worlds’ Helps Aspiring Chefs

October 7, 2015, 4:07 PM HST
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The Best of Both Worlds at  Pūlehu to benefit Maui Culinary Academy.  Photo courtesy of The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas.

The Best of Both Worlds at Pūlehu to benefit Maui Culinary Academy. Photo courtesy of The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas.

You’re invited to experience “The Best of Both Worlds” at Pūlehu, an Italian Grill, on Wednesday Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m. The award-winning Italian restaurant at The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas has announced the menu for fundraising dinner, which is part of Maui Nō Ka ‘Oi Magazine’s ‘Aipono Wine Dinner Series to benefit Maui Culinary Academy. This sit-down event with walk-up food and wine stations features varietals of both Old and New World wines and sparkling selections paired with cuisine prepared by the restaurant’s chef de cuisine, Alvin Savella.

Tickets are $105 per person.  The price includes a $25 donation to Maui Culinary Academy, tax and gratuity.

“’We are thrilled to partner with Maui Nō Ka ‘Oi Magazine on this event,” said Brandon Maeda, the resort’s food and beverage director. “It combines great wine and food with an important cause – the development of Maui’s up-and-coming chefs – truly making it an evening that will be the best of both worlds.”

“The Best of Both Worlds” includes more than 12 wines, both Old and New World, and five culinary stations. The first station features goat cheese bruschetta with caramelized pineapple and prosciutto and smoked pork belly with cipollini onion, kabocha puree and lemon hibiscus.

At the second station, guests will enjoy vegetable tartine with eggplant caviar and rose water crisp and squid ink pasta with octopus ragu and basil pesto.


The next station offers kampachi crudo with lime crema, Hawaiian chili pepper and flatbread and fregola with goose sausage, melted cherry tomatoes, parsley and parmesan crisp.


At the fourth station, attendees will indulge in 63-degree egg with mascarpone polenta, ali‘i mushrooms and pomegranate and beef tenderloin with melted foie gras, green peppercorn demi and shallot crisp.

Lastly, the dessert station serves Kula strawberry crostata with macadamia nut, organic honey and vanilla bean gelato.

Tickets to “The Best of Both Worlds” can be purchased here. For more information on Pūlehu, an Italian Grill and its upcoming events or to make a dinner reservation, please visit here or call (808) 667-3254.

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