Saturday, June 11, 2016
Reception 6 p.m.
Hosted by: Sale Pepe
878 Front Street, Lahaina
(inside of the old Lahaina Shopping Center)
Call for reservations: 667-7667 *SOLD OUT*
Price: $125, plus tax & tip
$25 from each dinner goes to UH Maui College’s Culinary Arts Program.
Indigenous Grapes & Classic Recipes of Southern Italy
Apulia lies along the coast of the Adriatic Sea in Southern Italy; the region comprises the picturesque heel of the country’s “boot.” It’s here, at their Masseria Li Veli winery, that the Falvo family produces wines from ancient Apulian grapes such as fi ano, verdeca, susumaniello and malvasia nera. Once nearly extinct, these varieties are enjoying a modern revival that we’ll celebrate with Advanced Sommelier Charles Fredy as our guide.
Who better than Chef Michele Di Bari to create a pairing menu that features classic recipes of the region? A native Italian, Di Bari acquired his passion for food in his mother’s kitchen, and believes that la cucina di casa, home-style cooking, is the only true standard of authentic Italian cuisine. Chef Michele honed this vision over twenty years as an NYC restaurateur and chef, most recently collaborating with his wife and partner, Qiana Di Bari, to spread the family philosophy: Mangiare insieme! “Let’s eat together!”
Menu and wine selections TBA soon.
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.