Need to satiate your urge to imbibe fab wine and fine dining? Some of Maui’s top chefs are giving you two opportunities to do so this week.
First to flex his creative culinary muscle, on Monday (January 24, 6:30pm), is Chef David Paul in his monthly Vineyard Dining Series. Spotlighting McIntyre Vineyards’s Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Merlot from California’s Santa Lucia Highlands, it doesn’t take a sommelier to see that Chef Paul’s pairings are brilliant. Multi-course dinner highlights include tomato sashimi, diver scallops with roasted fennel, and duck confit. [662-3000; davidpaulsislandgrill.com]
On Wednesday (January 25, 6pm), Chef Alex Stanislaw and the Plantation House Restaurant host Seghesio Family Vineyards, with their expert representative Edd Lopez on hand. If you missed (or want to re-up on) any of the Plantation’s other pairings—like their bacon-themed extravaganza—don’t miss this chance to be wowed by the prowess of Chef Stainslaw. Plus, Seghesio Vineyards is always full of surprises. The family behind the operation has been planting grapes in Sonoma Valley since the late 1800’s, but didn’t begin bottling their own wine until the ‘80s. Notables in the vineyard’s lineup, to be featured in the pairing dinner, include Pinot Grigio, Sonoma Zin, Barbera and Venom. [669-6299; theplantationhouse.com]