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Maui Film Festival 2018 “Taste” Events

June 8, 2018, 12:12 PM HST
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The 19th annual Maui Film Festival will take place from June 13 to 17, 2018 at the Wailea Resort. A full schedule of events and screenings was released including the lineup of three tasting events: the Taste of Summer Opening Night Twilight Reception, Taste of Chocolate and Taste of Wailea.

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Taste of Summer. PC: Maui Film Festival.

TASTE OF SUMMER

The Official Launch Party for the 19th annual Maui Film Festival with a cocktail reception, dinner, and live music sets the bar high for its culinary artistry and beyond-creative-cocktails.

Grand Wailea – A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Each ticket includes admission to Wednesday Night’s Celestial Cinema Double Feature
*Must be 21 or over to attend this event.

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Raw Bar (with Snapper Ice Glow) Kualoa oysters, local shrimp. Kia Momona, Snapper Ceviche

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Station 1

Grilled Tako, roasted hearts of palm, spring pea salad, Kaffir gremolata Hokkaido Scallop Dynamite, Kona Crab, sea beans, toasted garlic, calamansi vinaigrette

Station 2

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Grilled Hawaiian Fish, local bok choy, coconut lime dressing Grilled Hanger Steak, Kula corn, shishito peppers, oregano chimichurri

Station 3

Heirloom Tomato Pizza, surfing goat cheese, basil pesto, Maui olive oil Charred Upcountry Carrots, roasted beets, quinoa salad Grilled Peaches, burrata, wild arugula salad

Desserts

Cheesecake, Molten chocolate cake, Lemon blueberry cake, Pineapple upside down, Churros / funnel cake

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Taste of Chocolate

TASTE OF CHOCOLATE

Maui Film Festival’s over-the-top event for lovers of chocolate! Dress up and experience the extraordinary flavors and sensual experience known as the Taste of Chocolate.

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.
Each ticket includes admission to Friday Night’s Celestial Cinema Double Feature & Festivities.
*Must be 21 or over to attend this event.

Live Music: Indio and Avi

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Station 1

Mimi plated flambéed dessert, Chocolate Tonka bean cremeux, hazelnut crisp and chocolate crème brulee “a la minute”

Station 2

Banana soufflé station and Chocolate truffle

Station 3

Melted raspberry sphere

Station 4

Nitrogen liquid station: cold baked lemon and white chocolate mousse, Strawberry compote

Station 5

Cocktail station made by Ben

Station 6

Savory station: Risotto with fontina cheese and bitter cocoa jelly

Buffet

Chocolate and salted caramel tartlet Praline and chocolate entremet Lime and white chocolate entremet Lilikoi and milk chocolate torte Bailey and Chocolate “baba” Black Forest Milk Chocolate and Hazelnut “religieuse” Dark chocolate and raspberry 1000 feuille White chocolate and strawberries tartlet Macaroon tower Selection of chocolate truffle and chocolate lollypops.

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Taste of Wailea

TASTE OF WAILEA

The TASTE OF WAILEA is both the granddaddy of all Festival parties and the ‘Crown Jewel’ of the Festival’s Culinary Arts Celebrations. In short, “The Best of The Best of Wailea’s Best Chefs”.

Wailea Golf Academy
Each ticket includes admission to Saturday Night’s Celestial Cinema Double Feature & Festivities.
*Must be 21 or over to attend this event.

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SPAGO

Char Sui Pork Belly, Bao Bun, Pickled Shishito & Matcha Milkshake, Cherry Whipped Cream

MATTEO’S OSTERIA
Black Ink Rice Shell, Big Island Ahi Tuna, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Avocado, Fennel, Green Onion, Cucumber Foam (GF,DF) & Gnochi Al Gorgonzola, Aged Gorgonzola Dolce Latte DOP, Hand Made Potato Gnocchi, Spinach, Prosciutto di Parma DOP, Saba

HUMBLE MARKET KITCHIN

Smoked Akule, Ho Farms Tomato and Pohole Fern Salad & Halo Halo Condensed Ice Chips, Ulu Ice Cream

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“Pang Pang” Shrimp, Asian Slaw, Wasabi Vinaigrette & Lilikoi Chocolate Sorbet, Furikake Tuille, Calamansi-Sweet Potato Panellets

TOMMY BAHAMA

Gumbo-Jidori Chicken and Portuguese Sausage with Okra and Sticky Rice & Onaga Snapper Ceviche-Coconut Mango Broth, Aji Amarillo, Avocado, HO Farms Cherry Tomatoes

FOUR SEASONS

Ahi Tataki: pickled apricot, basil liliko’i gelee, air-dried corn, poi, micro cilantro & Grilled Flat Iron Steak: bamboo rice congee, soy pickled quail egg, shiso gremolata, dehydrated pork, chili oil

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

Veal Ravioli & White Chocolate Bread Pudding

MULLIGAN’S ON THE BLUE

Mulligans Hand Carved Corned Beef, Colcannon, stoneground mustard cream, Cajun Seared Ahi, Wasabi Cream and Shoyu Glaze

FABIANI’S

Gnocchi Cristallo (Smoked Salmon and Spinach, lemon caper cream sauce), Assorted Macaroons from the Bakery

MONKEYPOD KITCHEN

Coco Corn Chowder: Local coconut milk, yukon gold potato, celery, fresh island herbs farm organic kale, zuhair farms tomato, local lemongrass

Taste of Wailea / Image: Malika Dudley

2015 Taste of Chocolate event at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea.

2015 Taste of Chocolate event at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea.

2015 Taste of Chocolate event at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea.

2015 Taste of Chocolate event at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea.

2015 Taste of Chocolate event at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea.

2015 Taste of Chocolate event at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea.

2015 Taste of Chocolate event at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea.

2015 Taste of Chocolate event at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea.

Strawberry chocolate at the 2015 Taste of Chocolate event. Photo by Malika Dudley.

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