Upstart eatery 100 Wines, located in the Lahaina Gateway Center on Maui, has launched a bold food and wine pairing program this fall, with hopes of “transporting” guests around the globe without having to leave The Valley Isle. Aiming to attract Valley Isle oenophiles, patrons can scribe into their calendars specialized wine dinners that deliver them to the front lines of eatery in New Zealand, France, Chile, Peru, Australia and Italy, just for starters.
Here’s how it works: Once a month, 100 Wines chef Lyndon Honda will prepare a three course dinner paired with four wines (one for each course plus a sparkling to pair with amuse bouche). September’s fete stopped by Barcelona with dishes like braised oxtail, chorizo and pimenton tomato sauce, as well as rabbit and seafood paella; dinner was followed with live music in the bar to evoke the Spanish theme.
October was the Italy dinner, and early last week patrons experienced New Zealand and Australian fare. This December (7th) Chef Honda will churn out warming French cuisine, just in time for the start of our (ever so slightly cooler) winter; January swings through South America and in February, Chef Honda will tackle the finer points of dining from the U.S. of A.
Inquire about your personalized “Passport” on you first visit; attend 5 special dinners and receive a $20 gift certificate; after 10 passport stamps you’ll receive a $40 gift card. Hit 15 dinners and the chef will prepare a specialized four course dinner for four, gratis. Belissimo!
Passport dinners are an affordable $50 per person.
This December (7th) Chef Honda will churn out warming French cuisine, just in time for the start of our (ever so slightly cooler weather); January swings through South America and in February