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2017 Culinary Events Schedule


taste of summer opening party taste of chocolate taste of wailea
QUICKLOOKS
Taste of Summer
at Grand Wailea Resort
QUICKLOOKS
Taste of Chocolate
at Four Seasons Resort Wailea
QUICKLOOKS
Taste of Wailea
at Wailea Golf Academy
 

TASTE OF SUMMER — OPENING PARTY   

The Official Launch party for the 18th annual Maui Film Festival with cocktail reception, dinner, and live music sets the bar high for its culinary artistry and beyond-creative-cocktails.

June 21 (Wed) 5:00 - 7:00pm.
Grand Wailea - A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Each ticket includes admission to Wednesday Night's Celestial Cinema Double Feature
*Must be 21 or over to attend this event.

PURCHASE TICKETS

TASTE OF SUMMER 2017 MENU:

  • Watermelon/Jicama Salad with Jalapeno Lime Vinaigrette
  • Roasted Local Beets, Heirloom Carrots, Surfing Goat Cheese and Fin Herbs
  • Fresh Shucked Pacific Oysters with Kaffir Lime/Dragonfruit Sorbet
  • Grilled Oysters with Tatsoi. Bacon and Coconut milk (Action)
  • Hamachi, Sesame, Soy and Watermelon Poke
  • Kona Crab and Lobster Rolls
  • Crispy McFish Sandwich on Coconut Brioche and Hawaiian Chili Tartar Sauce (action) Coconut Pineapple Slaw
  • Smoked Brisket with Grand Wailea BBQ Sauce (Carver Station) Deviled Egg Potato Salad
  • Crispy Pork Belly , Pickled Rhubard and Watermelon Radish Salad
  • Honey Lavender Mousse, Cornmeal Crumble
  • Manjari Chocolate Pot De Crème, Compressed Mango
  • Up Country Lemon Meringue Pie Shot
  • Hazelnut Chocolate Mini Funnel Cakes (Action Station)
 

TASTE OF CHOCOLATE   

Taste of Chocolate

Maui Film Festival’s over-the-top event for lovers of chocolate! Dress up and experience the extraordinary flavors and sensual experience known as the Taste of Chocolate.

June 23 (Fri) 10:00PM - Midnight
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.
Each ticket includes admission to Friday Night's Celestial Cinema Double Feature & Festivities.
*Must be 21 or over to attend this event.

PURCHASE TICKETS

TASTE OF CHOCOLATE 2017 MENU:

STATION 1

  • Modern style Salted Caramel Molten Chocolate Cake, Cocoa Bean Nougatine and Banana Ice Cream

STATION 2

  • Nitrogen Baked Dark Chocolate Meringue, Raspberries Compote

STATION 3

  • Chocolate Truffles: Coated with Chocolate a la minute and guest has choice of Crust, Pistachio, Coconut and Chocolate

STATION 4

  • Chocolate Fountain

STATION 5 (BUFFET)

  • Dark Forest, Brandy Cherries
  • Black and White Torte
  • Limon and White Chocolate Tartlet
  • Dark Chocolate and Salted Caramel Dome
  • Banana and Milk Chocolate "Milles Feuilles"
  • Dark Chocolate "Religieuse"
  • Lilikoi and Jivara Panacotta
  • Dark Rum Chocolate "Baba" and Fresh Pineapple

STATION 6

  • SPAGO Smores

STATION 7 (SAVORY STATION)

  • Cocoa Rubbed Baby Back Ribs with Chocolate BBQ Sauce
  • White Chocolate Baba Ganoush with Grilled Pita Bread and Pomegranate Seeds
 

TASTE OF WAILEA   

The TASTE OF WAILEA is both the granddaddy of all Festival parties and the 'Crown Jewel' of the Festival's Culinary Arts Celebrations. In short, "The Best of The Best of Wailea's Best Chefs".

June 24 (Sat) 4:30-7:00pm
Wailea Golf Academy
Each ticket includes admission to Saturday Night's Celestial Cinema Double Feature & Festivities.
*Must be 21 or over to attend this event.

PURCHASE TICKETS

TASTE OF WAILEA 2017 MENU:

TOMMY BAHAMA

  • Pickled Pork Belly with Thai Chilies and Namasu
  • Red Velvet Cheesecake with Cake Crumble and Ganache

MATTEO’S

  • Puglia Panzanella
    Upcountry Heirloom Cherry Tomato, Lemon Cucumber, Local Red Mizuna, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Tuscan Cantaloupe, Stracciatella di Bufala, Focaccia Crouton
  • Gorgonzola al Gnocchi
    Seared Gnocchi, Gorgonzola Cream Sauce, Spinach, Prosciutto Crisp
  • Cannolo Siciliano
    Marsala Cannoli Shell, Sweet Ricotta, Almond, Orange Zest, Shaved Chocolate, Vanilla Anglaze

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

  • Veal Ravioli
  • White Chocolate Bread Pudding

FERRARO’S

  • Acquerello Rice Cracker, Burrata, Blueberry Balsamic, Smoked Pine Nuts
  • Foie Gras “Fondant”, Truffle, Apple, Brioche, Sunchoke
  • Vanilla Infused Maui Tropical Fruit, Aged Dark Rum "Bouchon", Lime Cream

THE RESTAURANT AT HOTEL WAILEA

  • Kalua Pork - with Cabbage croquette, Hawaii chili pepper
  • S’mores Towers - Crispy Graham Squares, Housemade Honey Marshmallow, Triple Valrhona Chocolate Bar

MONKEYPOD KITCHEN BY MERRIMAN

  • Seared Ahi: Day Boat Ahi Tuna, Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes, Soy Sesame, Maui Onion Sauce
  • Watercress & Blue Cheese Salad with Candied Mac Nuts, Point Reyes Blue Cheese, Strawberries, Rice Wine Vinaigrette

PINT AND CORK

  • Grilled Octopus Squid Luau, Lomi Lomi Tomato
  • Cold Smoked Hamachi, Avocado, Roasted Eggplant, Spicy Soy Caramel

  • Crisp Lobster Filled Pumpkin Blossoms, Spicy Coconut Curry, Micro Basil
  • Kona Coffee Macadamia Nut Toffee Ice Cream, Kahlua Macaron

HUMBLE MARKET KITCHIN

  • Chilled Kauai Shrimp Gazpacho, Avocado, Cucumber
  • Soy Braised Pork Belly, Celery Root Puree, Apple Frisee Salad

FABIANI’S

  • Potato Gnocchi, Gorgonzola Sauce with Spicy Italian Sausage, Butternut Squash Topped with Arugula and Drizzle of Balsamic Reduction
  • Assorted Mini Macaroons

MULLIGANS

  • Fish and Chips
  • Chilled Pea Soup

BISTRO MOLOKINI

  • Tuna Larb, sticky rice, coriander,  mint
  • Grilled Octopus, squid ink linguine, chorizo, breadcrumbs

SPAGO

  • Wagyu/Angus Beef Sliders, Maui Onion Marmalade, King's Hawaiian Roll
  • Chocolate Malt Milkshake

KA'ANA KITCHEN

  • Peanut Butter & Jelly Steamed Bao, Malama Farms pork, Preserved Calamansi
  • Maui Nui venison, cacao nibs, adobo onions, spiced mole
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