Italian Winery Featured at Mākena Wine Dinner

March 14, 2016, 9:36 AM HST · Updated March 14, 9:36 AM

Castello Banfi Winery in Montalcino, Tuscany. Photo courtesy of Mākena Beach & Golf Resort.

Castello Banfi Winery in Montalcino, Tuscany. Photo courtesy of Mākena Beach & Golf Resort.

Mākena Beach & Golf Resort welcomes back Castello Banfi Winery for a seven course Winery of the Month dinner on Saturday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Molokini Bar & Grille.

The wine dinner will pair the internationally-acclaimed wines of Castello Banfi, as well as other wines from the Banfi Vintners portfolio, with a special seven-course menu designed by the resort’s Executive Chef Kurt Lesmerises. The event will be hosted by Banfi Vintner’s Western Regional Director, Richard Rossi.

Menu items and wine pairings include:

San Angelo Pinot Grigio
Trio of Sashimi
Big Eye Tuna, New Zealand King Salmon & Japanese Hamachi
Spiced Pineapple Gazpacho, Pickled Radish


Castello Banfi Belnero
Lobster Pappardelle
Kona Lobster, Makena Made Pappardelle Pasta, Edamame Coulis, Lemon Ricotta

Banfi Chianti Classico
Blanquette of Provimi Veal
Classic Blanquette of Veal, Wild Mushroom Brioche, Truffle Cream, Spring Legumes

Haden Mango Sorbet
Garnished with Candied Ginger and Canton Liqueur

Castello Banfi SummuS
Colorado Spring Lamb Rack Chop
Rosemary Marinated Spring Lamb, Kumu Farm’s Fennel Confit, Zuhair’s Tomato Couscous with Preserved Lemon, Kalamata Olives and Maui’s Surfing Goat Cheese

Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino
Boar’s Head Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon
Petite Filet Mignon Wrapped with Boar’s Head Bacon, Yukon Potato Roesti, Reduction of Cognac, Roasted Garlic and Baby Carrots.

Rosa Regale
Kula Strawberry Clafouti
Kula Strawberry cooked crisp with a warm Chocolate Ganache

Richard Rossi with guest at last year's Banfi Wine dinner. Photo courtesy of Mākena Beach & Golf Resort.

Richard Rossi with guest at last year’s Banfi Wine dinner. Photo courtesy of Mākena Beach & Golf Resort.

Founded in 1919 by John Mariani, Banfi Vintners is the sole U.S. importer of the Mariani family’s renowned wine estates in Italy – the Castello Banfi of Montalcino, Tuscany, and the Vigne Regali Cellars Strevi, Piedmont. Three generations of the Mariani family have built Banfi Vintners into America’s preeminent name in fine imported wines.  The company has ranked as North America’s leading wine importer for more than three decades.

The dinner is offered at $125 per person, not including tax or gratuity. It also features live entertainment and complimentary parking. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For reservations or more information please call 808-875-5888 or visit here.



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