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25th Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival
"Silver Salute"
Celebrating 25 years of fine wine & food

Schedule of Events
 

July 6-9, 2006

Thursday, July 6th

Welcome Reception - 5:30 7:00 pm
(Panelists, Media and 4-day attendees)
By Invitation Only
Presentation of Ho'okele Lifetime Achievement Award

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Friday, July 7th

Golf Tournament - Presented by Imperial Headwear - 7:00 am
(Panelists, Media and 4-day attendees)
The Village Course
Shotgun start, lunch and awards to follow


In the Kitchen with Julian Serrano - 10:00 11:30 am - SOLD OUT
(Not included in 4-day pass, tickets only sold ala carte)
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua - Anuenue Room& dining room
20-25 fortunate attendees experience an intimate hands-on cooking class. Held in a private kitchen at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua (Anuenue Room) Chef Serrano of the celebrated Picasso Restaurant at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, NV will demonstrate three simple recipes. After the presentation attendees are treated to the entrees with at least 3 wine pairings and commentary from Master Sommelier, Robert Smith and Robert Bigelow.

 

Silver Salute 2:30 – 4:00 pm - SOLD OUT
(Included in 4-day pass)
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua - Ballroom
Featuring three decades (1980’s, 1990’s, 2000’s) of vintages from
all star producers. Confirmed Panelists include:

 

 

The Grand Tasting - 5:30 9:00 pm - SOLD OUT
(Included in 4-day pass)
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua - Beach House Lawn
Experience the cuisine of France... the birthplace of food & wine... via Kapalua. This evening affair showcases over 100 featured-wineries from around the world and the French-inspired cuisine of celebrated chefs Ming Tsai, Andrew Sutton, Julian Serrano and The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua culinary team led by executive Chef John Zaner. Eight nationally acclaimed Master Sommeliers will also be on hand to discuss their featured selections in various themed tents.

Invited Master Sommelier's include:

Themed wine tents include:

  • Wines of the Southern Hemisphere
  • Tour of California Wines
  • Summertime Wines
  • Wines of the Pacific Northwest
  • Wines of Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece
  • Sparkling Wines from Around World
  • Wines of France and Northern Europe
  • Sommelier's Choice

 

 

 

Saturday, July 8th

Master Sommelier 103 - 10:00 11:30 am - SOLD OUT
(Included in 4-day pass)
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua - Ballroom
A fun and interactive tasting where guests learn to utilize the Master Sommelier tasting grid and compete to identify wines in this blind tasting. Master Sommeliers: Fred Dame, John Blazon, Larry Stone, Robert Bigelow.

Chef Ming Tsai Cooking Exhibition - 12:00 1:15 pm
(Included in 4-day pass)
Sponsored by Servco Home & Appliance Distribution
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua - Ballroom
Featuring culinary creations of Chef Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger in Boston, MA.
Tsai is a well-known television personality and an Iron Chef Champion. His cuisine creatively and elegantly balances unexpected flavor combinations and is accompanied by premiere wine selections. Master Sommeliers participating are John Blazon and Larry Stone.

Chef Ming's Culinary Creations Include:
  • Asian Gazpacho with Shrimp Toast
  • Sake-Miso Marinated Alaskan Butterfish with Wasabi Oil, Soy Syrup and Vegetarian Soba Noodle Sushi
  • Tropical Fruit Flambéed Sundae
  • Lilikoi Granite splashed with Champagne

Kapalua Wine Tour - 1:30 3:30 pm
(Included in 4-day pass)
Resort-wide, locations TBD
Local market wine and spirits distributors showcase the unique and hard-to-find in their portfolios.
*Kapalua Resort guests receive complimentary tickets.

Que Shiraz? Syrah? - 2:30 – 4:00 pm - SOLD OUT
(Included in 4-day pass)
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua - Ballroom
Is it Shiraz or Syrah? Experience the rich, full-bodied flavors of
some of the finest up-and-coming reds.
Confirmed panelists include:

  • Simon Graves of Penfolds
  • Pax Mahle of Pax Wine Cellars
  • Justin Smith of Saxum
  • Patrick Will of E. Guigal
  • Chuck Furuya of Sansei, HI

Saturday Evening Winemaker Dinners - 6:00 pm
(Not included in 4-day pass, tickets only sold ala carte)
Held at two luxury homes at Kapalua Resort
Join Master Sommeliers, celebrated chefs & winemakers for
exclusive winemaker dinners
.

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Sunday, July 9th

Chef Andrew Sutton Cooking Exhibition - 12:00 – 1:15 pm
(Included in 4-day pass)
Sponsored by Servco Home & Appliance Distribution
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua - Ballroom
Featuring the creations of Chef Andrew Sutton of the Napa Rose in Anaheim, CA.
This rising star will prepare sumptuous dishes paired with fine wines.
Featured Panelists include:

French Finds - 2:30 – 4:00 pm - SOLD OUT
(Included in 4-day pass)
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua - Ballroom
Taste the extraordinary, high quality wines from the French government’s wine
establishment, the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée. Very strict legislation
guarantees superior quality of AOC wines.

Master Sommeliers & assigned AOC regions include:

The Kapalua Seafood Festival - 5:30 9:00 pm
(Included in 4-day pass)
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Aloha Garden Pavilion
Hawaii's top chefs are featured at this feast for the senses. The bounty of the Pacific is complimented by the wine selections of Host Fred Dame, MS. Hawaiian entertainment tops off this memorable evening.

Featured Chefs include:
  • Patrick Callarec, Chez Paul
  • Arnulfo Gonzalez, David Paul's Lahaina Grill
  • Beverely Gannon, Hali'imaile General Store
  • Gregory Erikson, Lahaina Store Grille & Oyster Bar
  • Gregory Denton , Mala Ocean Tavern
  • Bobby Santos, MCC- Culinary Dept.
  • James McDonald, Pacific'O Restaurant
  • Joey Macadandang , Roy's Kahana Bar & Grill
  • Scott Kidnay, Ruth's Chris Steak House
  • Ivan Phak & Keith Endo, Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar/VINO
  • Ryan Luckey, Pineapple Grill
  • Alex Stanislaw, The Plantation House Restaurant
  • John Zaner, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
  • David Smith, WM The Restaurant

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Menu items, wines and program subject to change.

For more information call toll-free 1-866-669-2440