The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Hosts First Annual Winemakers Dinner Series at The Anuenue Room

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