Four Seasons Resort Maui Hosts “Pop Up” with Wally’s Wine & Spirits for Thanksgiving Weekend
Four Seasons Resort Maui is kicking off the holiday season with the Resort’s first-ever pop-up restaurant in collaboration with Wally’s Wine & Spirits, a trailblazer in the wine, spirits, and culinary space with permanent locations in Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Las Vegas.
From Nov. 26 to 28, 2021, Wally’s #FSMaui Pop-Up will present open-air wine dinners, an under-the-stars lounge, an indulgent Champagne brunch and more, all curated in collaboration with Wally’s President and Principal Christian Navarro and Executive Chef Ryan Kluver.
“I can’t think of a better way to open up the Resort’s holiday celebrations than alongside our long-time friends and collaborators at Wally’s,” said Four Seasons Resort Maui General Manager Ben Shank. “Together, we’ve designed wine menus for our Elite Suites and curated the award-winning Four Seasons Maui Wine & Food Classic. And now, the Pop-Up will offer our guests yet another relaxed yet refined dining option at which to celebrate all that we’re grateful for this Thanksgiving Day Weekend.”
Deemed “sommelier to the stars” for his work with Wally’s high-profile clientele, Navarro has hand-selected wines and spirits to pop up alongside Wally’s including Marciano Estate winery, Aleksander wine, Laurent-Perrier Champagne, RUMOR rosé, The Dalmore whisky, and El Cristiano tequila.
At the helm of the beverage experiences for the weekend is Resort Sommelier Brendan O’Leary. “I’m so excited to not only to introduce our guests to some exceptional brands and vintages but to give them the opportunity to connect with the world-class vintners and distillers who will be joining us as well,” says O’Leary of the intimate weekend of events.
A portion of the proceeds from the weekend will benefit Maui Food Bank, providing hunger relief locally to those in need.
Wally’s #FSMaui Pop-Up Schedule
Marciano Estate Wine Dinner
Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, first seating at 5 p.m. and second seating at 8 p.m., USD $250++ per person
Uncompromising with quality and the pursuit of passion, the elegant wines of Marciano Estate pair perfectly with the legendary Forbes Five-Star resort – and Wally’s signature Roasted Heritage Gallus Brun Bone-In Chicken, Truffle Pizetta, and Wagyu New York Steak, to name a few. Winemaker Morgan Maurèze will showcase wines from the fresh and bright award-winning Estate Blanc to the rich and layered red blend M Proprietary.
Aleksander Wine Dinner
Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, first seating at 5 p.m. and second seating at 8 p.m., USD $250++ per person
A boutique wine by two-time NBA Champion Sasha Vujacic and family, Aleksander’s Bordeaux-style blends are an expression of the family’s extraordinary journey from Slovenia to Paso Robles and an unwavering dream to establish a family-run business inspired by a passion for wine. Sasha and brother Al bring both White Labels and Reserves to the Pop-Up, to pair with Wally’s classics such as Grilled Spanish Octopus, Wood Oven Baked French Sea Bass, Burgundy Truffle Cream Pasta, and more.
Starlight Lounge featuring The Dalmore and El Cristiano
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 26 and 27, 2021, 5 to 11 p.m.
Whisky and tequila tastings and exotic craft cocktails highlighting The Dalmore and El Cristiano will be available at the weekend’s Starlight Lounge. The menu includes The Dalmore’s complex 12-, 15-, and 18-year whiskies as well as the coveted King Alexander III. Navarro is also a founding consultant for El Cristiano, a full range of handcrafted tequilas produced from the finest blue agave in the highlands of Jalisco, which will be featured at the lounge.
Brunch & Bubbles
Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., USD $150++ per person
The weekend concludes with a lavish brunch featuring a menu designed by Four Seasons Resort Maui Executive Sous Chef Andrew Whiteside that is accompanied by Laurent-Perrier Champagne. Fresh-Shucked Oysters & Pearls (caviar), Shakshuka Eggs, and Duck Confit Potstickers are all part of the decadent spread paired with the signature freshness, finesse and elegance of Laurent-Perrier’s La Cuvée NV, Cuvée Rosé NV, and Ultra Brut NV.
Advanced reservations for Wally’s #FSMaui Pop-Up are required for dinners and brunch, and a 48-hour cancellation policy applies. Children’s pricing available. Contact the Resort concierge via email at [email protected] or phone at 808-874-8000. To confirm room reservations at Four Seasons Resort Maui, click here.