I’m just no longer satisfied when merely drinking wine. Each drop must eke out a learning experience for my palate. I guess the guys at Pulehu in the Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas are feelin’ me because they’ve set up a four-course dinner and champagne reception with Patrick Okubo, the world’s youngest Master Sommelier. What could be better than learning from him?
Okubo has chosen the wine that’s paired with prawns, veal sweetbreads, duck and steak courses. He’ll also say a word or two about his picks. Think of it as an evening of enlightenment, where wine is concerned.
Okubo is Hawaii’s third certified master Sommelier as well as the Pacific/Hawaii region winner of the Chaine des Rotisseurs Young Sommelier Competition consecutively from 2008 through 2010. He’s now the Enchanson Provencal. He also holds a Certified Wine Educator (CWE) and Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS) from the Society of Wine Educators.
WINE DINNER WITH MASTER SOMMELIER
PULEHU, AN ITALIAN GRILL
WEDNESDAY, MAR. 28 2012
5:30pm: Sommelier Champagne Reception
6pm: Wine Education & Dinner
$85 per person. Reservations are required. Please call 667-3254 or visit westinkaanapali.com
Grilled Molokai Prawns Puttanesca
olowalu tomato prawn bisque, caper berries, artichokes, roasted peppers, garlic chips,
campo al mare, 2010
Crispy Veal Sweetbreads
butternut squash puree, dried currants, pine nuts, demi glace, chives
silvio nardi, rosso di montalcino, 2009
Duo of Duck
braised duck tortellini, smoked duck breast, big island bees honey, thyme brussels sprouts
jayson, pinot noir, 2008
Snake River Farms Flat Iron Steak
gorgonzola leek fonduta, pommes dauphine, red wine truffle sauce
jordan, cabernet sauvignon, 2007
*All sales subject to 4.166% Hawaii state tax. An 18% gratuity is automatically added to parties of six or more. Coupons, discounts or special offers are not applicable on special events and menus. A la carte menu will not available this evening.
About Jen Russo
I write lifestyle and culinary columns for MauiTime. I love being a Maui girl and adore my big family. Dedicated food taster, blogger, internet fanatic, and Maui and Hawaii specialist.