ʻAipono Wine Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton


Turley Wine Cellars

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Reception 5:30 p.m. | Dinner 6 p.m.

banyan tree restaurant

banyan tree restaurant

Hosted by:
The Banyan Tree
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
One Ritz Carlton Drive, Kapalua

RESERVATIONS: 808-665-7089

Limited seating.

$125 per person
This is a fundraiser for UH-Maui College’s Culinary Arts Program

Ritz Carlton Maui

Plan for a night at The Ritz!
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, is offering ʻAipono Wine Dinner guests a special room rate: Deluxe Room for $229 or Deluxe Ocean View for $299.
Use code Z43 when booking.

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  • Pork Belly Malasadas with daikon, pickled mustard seeds, umami glaze and garlic aioli
    • Paired with Turley, White Zinfandel, Lodi, 2016

‘Ekahi (first) — Pūpū Trio

  • Ahi Poke with Maui onion, togarashi aioli, tempura nibs, coconut cilantro air and inamona-ogo
  • Crispy 5-Spiced Duck Buns with hoisin-‘ōhelo berry, pickled vegetables and toasted sesame
  • Grilled He‘e (Octopus) with kale and macadamia-nut pesto, local goat chevre, Maui pineapple sesame glaze, potato crisps and mustard-seed watercress
    • Paired with Turley, Cinsault, Bechtoldt Vineyard, Lodi, 2016

‘Elua (second)

  • Butter-poached Kona Half Lobster with mushroom ravioli, fennel peas, candied pork belly,  parmesan mushroom brodo, truffle butter and garden herbs
    • Paired with Turley, The White Coat, California, 2014

‘Ekolu (third)

  • Braised Maui Cattle Beef with candied-orange-sweet-yam risotto, brussels sprouts, pearl onions, garden mint and fried garlic
    • With a Zinfandel Comparison:
          Turley, Pesenti Vineyard, Paso Robles, 2013
          Turley, Dusi Vineyard, Paso Robles, 2014

‘Ehā (fourth)

  • Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with foie-gras ice cream, black cocoa crumble, cotton candy and Maui black raspberry compote
    • Paired with Turley, Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Vineyard, St. Helena, 2013

Turley Wine Cellars

As stewards of some of California’s oldest vineyards, Turley produces wines that reflect heritage, history and tradition. Some of the vines are from the 1850s and still producing fruit. Turley wines are generous, unique, and deliver much more than expected—like the people who make the wine.

Chef Alvin SavellaChef Alvin Savella shares his Hawaiian culture and his passion for food through innovative dishes that highlight local ingredients—some from the resort’s abundant organic garden. Savella honed his craft in Southern California, most notably at Jer-ne Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, before returning to the Islands. Under his leadership, The Banyan Tree was recently awarded AAA’s esteemed Four Diamond rating. Known for farm-to-fork, garden-to-glass culinary concepts, the restaurant envelops guests in Hawaiian ambiance, thoughtful architecture and breathtaking ocean views.

wine advice by Charles FredyThroughout 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.

Follow this link for more information about ʻAipono wine dinners in Maui.


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