Japengo and their very talented crew has decided to create a monthly dinner series. This first one has so much amazing cuisine packed into it featuring sushi and sake pairings that will blow your mind.
Japengo Debuts New Monthly Dinner Series with Sushi & Sake Pairing
A portion of proceeds from the inaugural dinner on April 22 will benefit the
Visitor Industry Charity Walk
LAHAINA, Hawaii (April 14, 2011) – Japengo, a Pacific Rim Restaurant and Sushi Lounge, announces the debut of a new, monthly dinner series, launching April 22, 2011. Every third Friday of the month, the series will feature a new, thematic prix fixe tasting menu presenting inspired Pacific Rim cuisine paired with various wines, spirits and other libations. Kicking off the series this month, Executive Chef Matt Smith and Sushi Chef Jay Ledee present a Sushi & Sake Dinner highlighting premier sake matched with creative Japengo dishes. Beginning at 6 p.m. in Japengo’s dynamic Sushi Lounge, guests will enjoy an interactive and educational evening with sake pairing notes, incredible cuisine and takeaway gifts. Hyatt Regency Maui will donate a percentage of proceeds from all tickets sold for the Sushi & Sake debut dinner to the Visitors Industry Charity Walk.
“Japengo is Maui’s most vibrant dining destination, and the Sushi Lounge is quickly becoming a top pick for locals to mix, mingle and enjoy truly unique cuisine,” said Michael Jokovich, General Manager with Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. “Our goal is continue to surprise guests’ palates with an event series that highlights the incredible locally-sourced products we use and the talent we have behind the bar and sushi counter.”
For the kick-off event celebration on April 22, Executive Chef Matt Smith pairs an exciting seven-course menu with unusual sake selections from around the globe, plus a bit of bubbly for good measure.
Kumamoto Oyster with Ponzu, Momiji Oroshi, Green Onion and Tobiko Caviar
Roederer Estate – Brut Rose (Anderson Valley)
Seared Snake River Farms Kobe Carpaccio with Wasabi-infused Organic Lemon Olive Oil, Watercress, Quail Egg and Shiso Aioli
Momokawa Pearl – Junmai Nigori (Oregon)
Miso-Glazed Salmon with Soy-Mirin Butter, Jasmine Rice, Spinach & Basil Salad
Chikurin – Junmai (Japan)
Sashimi of Bluefin Toro, Scottish Salmon, Seared Japanese King Snapper
Momokawa Ruby – Junmai Ginjo (Oregon)
Sake Glazed Beef Short Rib with Plum Wine-Ginger Demi, Kimchi, Edamame Whipped Potato
Hakutake Shiro Shochu (Japan)
Big Roll with Shrimp Tempura, Scottish Salmon, Bigeye Tuna, Avocado, Tobanjan, Caviar
Tamanohikari – Junmai Daiginjo (Japan)
Molokai Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Acai-Azuki Bean Syrup and Shortbread Cookie
Hana Hou Sparkling Pink Sake (Japan)
The cost per person for the special tasting menu is $125 and includes a special Japengo take-home gift. For each ticket sold to the Sushi & Sake Dinner, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa will donate $10 to Hawaii Hotel & Lodging Association’s Visitor Industry Charity Walk, which will benefit various Maui nonprofit organizations.
For more information and reservations, contact Japengo at Hyatt Regency Maui at 808-276-0755 or visit www.maui.hyatt.com. Located within Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa at 200 Nohea Kai Drive on Kaanapali Beach, Japengo is open for dinner Monday through Sunday, from 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.; lounge hours are 4:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.