Friday, October 7, 2016
Reception 6 p.m., Dinner 6:30 p.m.
The Cliff House, Montage Kapalua Bay
One Bay Drive, Lahaina
Call for reservations: 662-6681
Price: $275, plus tax & tip
Partial proceeds from each dinner goes to UH Maui College’s Culinary Arts Program.
Join us for a rare opportunity to savor distinctive artisan wines from Kistler Vineyards, presented by Master of Wine Geoff Labitzke. This highly respected winery has been producing fine chardonnay and pinot noir for over thirty years, using Old World techniques. “If the Kistler Winery could be magically transported to the middle of Burgundy’s Côte d’Or, it would quickly gain a reputation as glorious as any producer of Burgundy grand crus.”— Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate.
Chef David Viviano, Montage Kapalua Bay Executive Chef David Viviano came to Maui from the St. Regis Aspen Resort & Spa, where he oversaw the resort’s culinary operations, created an impressive sustainability program, and was featured in Wine Spectator and Forbes. He worked at the James Beard Award-winning restaurant Jardiniére in San Francisco and is likely the only Maui chef ever to have won the Aspen Mac-n-Cheese Festival.
The Maui Food Innovation Center, beneficiary of tonight’s dinner, is delighted to showcase Maui’s talented new food entrepreneurs. Chef David Viviano will incorporate their local products as key ingredients in this evening’s special menu.
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.