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Wine Dinner with Patrick Okubo, worlds youngest sommelier at Pulehu @westinkorvillas March 28

I’m just no longer satisfied when merely drinking wine. Each drop must eke out a learning experience for my palate. I guess the guys at Pulehu in the Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas are feelin’ me because they’ve set up a four-course dinner and champagne reception with Patrick Okubo, the world’s youngest Master Sommelier. What could be better than learning from him?

Okubo has chosen the wine that’s paired with prawns, veal sweetbreads, duck and steak courses. He’ll also say a word or two about his picks. Think of it as an evening of enlightenment, where wine is concerned.

Okubo is Hawaii’s third certified master Sommelier as well as the Pacific/Hawaii region winner of the Chaine des Rotisseurs Young Sommelier Competition consecutively from 2008 through 2010. He’s now the Enchanson Provencal. He also holds a Certified Wine Educator (CWE) and Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS) from the Society of Wine Educators.

 

WINE DINNER WITH MASTER SOMMELIER

PULEHU, AN ITALIAN GRILL

WEDNESDAY, MAR. 28 2012

 

5:30pm: Sommelier Champagne Reception

6pm: Wine Education & Dinner

$85 per person. Reservations are required. Please call 667-3254 or visit westinkaanapali.com

 

First Course…

Grilled Molokai Prawns Puttanesca

olowalu tomato prawn bisque, caper berries, artichokes, roasted peppers, garlic chips,

micro parsley

campo al mare, 2010

 

Second Course…

Crispy Veal Sweetbreads

butternut squash puree, dried currants, pine nuts, demi glace, chives

silvio nardi, rosso di montalcino, 2009

 

Third Course…

Duo of Duck

braised duck tortellini, smoked duck breast, big island bees honey, thyme brussels sprouts

jayson, pinot noir, 2008

 

Fourth Course…

Snake River Farms Flat Iron Steak

gorgonzola leek fonduta, pommes dauphine, red wine truffle sauce

jordan, cabernet sauvignon, 2007

 

*All sales subject to 4.166% Hawaii state tax. An 18% gratuity is automatically added to parties of six or more. Coupons, discounts or special offers are not applicable on special events and menus. A la carte menu will not available this evening.

About Jen Russo

I write the food columns for MauiTime, love being a Maui girl and adore my big family. Dedicated food taster, blogger, internet fanatic, and Maui specialist.