There is a natural magnetism with our local Maui Brewing Co. beer and the stellar Asian flavors of Hyatt’s Japengo. Its one thing to imagine it, and another to experience it like you can this Wednesday night at Japengo. Chef Gevin Utrillo has put together four unique dishes with five exquisite craft brewed specialties from Maui’s only brewery. The Haleakala Sunryes gets you started with an Rye Imperial Pale Ale. Thats just your getting to know you course. Move on to the Oxtail Potsticker with bacon, mushroom and plum wine ginger jus, with the Lahaina Town Brown, a hearty American brown ale that will light up the potsticker on the palette.
Japengo Sushi Chef Il Yuk “Kaz” Kim throws in on the second course, with a Seared Ahi Summer Roll. This light dish of bigeye ahi, green papaya, rice paper, and Hawaiian chile pepper sauce with delight with the Pau Hana pilsner. Watch the summer fade with the flavor of this one on your lips.
The Valhalla wheat wine comes out in course three hand in hand with the short rib braised in it. The Valhalla has no problem standing with rich flavors beef, and stilton in this dish, served with risotto and Maui onion tempura. If you haven’t thought of pairing your desserts with a Maui Brewing Company beer, you have been missing out, but its never to late to learn. Course four is a lesson in sweet love when the Tengu pie meets the Coconut porter. The combination of porter with ice-cream can knock your socks off, and this pushes the envelope that much further.
6:00PM | WEDNESDAY
$65 per person*
4 Courses + 5 Beers
HALEAKALA SUNRYES Rye I.P.A.
bacon | Hamakua mushroom | plum wine–ginger jus
LAHAINA TOWN BROWN American Brown Ale
SEARED AHI SUMMER ROLL
bigeye ahi | green papaya | cilantro | yellow bell pepper
rice paper | hawaiian chili pepper sauce
PAU HANA PILSNER Czech-Style Pilsner
MAUI GOLD PINEAPPLE SORBETTO
VALHALLA WHEAT WINE BRAISED BEEF SHORT RIB
stilton | risotto | tatsoi | maui onion tempura
VALHALLA Wheat Wine
TENGU KA’ANAPALI PIE
brownie crust | banana | macadamia nut ice cream | whipped cream
caramel | chocolate | peanut butter cookie crumbs
IMPERIAL COCONUT PORTER Robust Porter with Toasted Coconut