In honor of the new millenium, chef de cuisine Craig Connole and maitre d' Fred Johnson of The Anuenue Room have announced the first of six Winemakers Dinners for 1999.
"This new series of winemakers dinners will provide the perfect opportunity to meet some of the best winemakers in the world in an intimate setting," said maitre d' Fred Johnson. "Guests will enjoy Craig Connole's Hawaiian Provenšal cuisine pared with some of the most talked about wines of the new millenium."
Added Johnson, "Our first dinner will feature Caymus Vineyards, named in the 1998 Wine Spectator Readers' Choice Awards as 'the winery that makes the best cabernet sauvignon or cabernet blend in California.'"
The five-course dinners are priced at $100 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Upcoming winemakers dinners include Joseph Phelps on July 17th and Chateau Trimbach on August 21st.
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is a AAA Five Diamond oceanfront property located on 50 acres of Maui's lush northwest shore. The plantation-style, 548-room hotel is part of the master planned Kapalua resort on Maui, home of the official PGA Tour event, the Mercedes Championships. The 54-hole layout offers three championship courses with some of Maui's most spectacular views and the state's largest staff of PGA professionals.
For information or reservations call the hotel directly at (808) 669-6200.
Caymus Winemakers Dinner
The Anuenue Room at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
June 15, 1999
Lobster and Mango Salad in Endive Spears
Ahi Tartare with Beluga Caviar in Wonton Cup
Puna Goat Cheese and Ratatouille in Pastry
Caymus Sauvignon Blanc, 1997
Pan Fried Pacific Abalone
Tomato and Leek Fondue, Sweet Roasted Garlic
Caymus Conundrum, 1997
Roasted Onaga in Black Truffle Crust
Island Vegetable Salad, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Mer Soleil Chardonnay, 1996
Grilled Parker Ranch Filet Mignon
Foie Gras and Cepe Potato Galette, Bordelaise Sauce
Caymus Cabernet Special Selection, 1994
Caymus Cabernet Special Selection, 1995
Caymus Cabernet "Napa" Magnum, 1992
Caymus Cabernet "Napa" Magnum, 1993
Chocolate Pave with Nougatine Sabayon
Dow Vintage Port, 1985