The next dinner in the Toast! series at the Grand Wailea will be a sake pairing Friday, beginning with a 5:30 p.m. reception.
Humuhumunukunukuapua'a restaurant will set the stage for host and Kikisake-shi Scott Dalton and Chef de Cuisine Isaac Bancaco, who will create five lively courses to pair with the sakes.
A Kikisake-shi is a certified sake specialist from Japan's Sake Service Institute. Dalton gained such distinction after extensive study of sake production, service and stewardship.
Chef de Cuisine Isaac Bancaco of the Grand Wailea is all fired up about his upcoming Toast! dinner that pairs sake with his cuisine at the resort’s Humuhumu restaurant this Friday.
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After the reception, the dinner then kicks in and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Maui Visitors Industry Charity Walk.
Yuki No Bosha-Daiginjo will compliment the hamachi with Molokai watermelon and kaffir lime carpaccio, with Greek yogurt, sun-dried Maui Gold pineapple and pineapple mint.
Other extraordinary sakes will be paired with such courses as negi-tor and Kona crab crispy congee; Kumamoto oyster, uni and anago mixed grill with Kula persimmon tapenade; breaded teriyaki Kakuni veal cheek Momiji chili brown butter with Kula rainbow chard, Alii mushroom confit and gari-dashi carrots; and dessert of toasted croissant mascarpone bread pudding with vanilla bean and citrus-macerated fruit compote with cinnamon Anglaise. Cost is $100 per person. Call 875-1900, ext. 4900.