Maui Wine Dinner: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Cost: $105 per person, plus tax & gratuity
A portion of proceeds goes to UH Maui College’s Culinary Arts Program.
The Best of Both Worlds: A selection of Old World and New World wines
Join us as we explore sparkling wine, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, rhone blend and cabernet sauvignon from wine regions of the Old World and New. Alvin Savella, chef de cuisine at Pulehu, an Italian Grill, will create a special pairing menu for the evening.
Before joining Pulehu, Savella was sous chef at e Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas’ Ocean Pool Bar & Grill, and worked with local vendors to source farm-fresh ingredients for the venue’s Farm to Fork Fridays. He now oversees menu design and culinary concepts for the restaurant thrice voted Best Italian at the ‘Aipono Awards—among many other accolades. A native of Maui, Savella spent a decade at e Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey, and worked for Bon Appétit and Along Came Mary productions. He holds an associate of science degree in culinary arts and a bachelor of science in culinary management, both from the Art Institute of California in Santa Monica.
Throughout the year, the ʻAipono Winemaker’s Dinner Series brings the industry’s top winemakers to ʻAipono award-winning restaurants. Dinners are intimate and educational, with the direction of Advanced Sommelier Charles Fredy of Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants and personal appearances by winery owners and/or representatives.