Vodka lovers and Epicureans alike will want to buy a ticket to Grand Wailea's next event in the signature Toast! dinner series.
Themed "Vicarious Vodkas," the five-course dinner with four vodkas will kick off at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18. Hosted by Chandra Lam, director of mixology for Southern Wine & Spirits, it will be a fun and tasty event that's sure to sell out fast.
The reception will feature a live raw bar packed with Malpeque, Kumamoto and Kusshi oysters; Kipahulu lobster poke; king crab legs; kim-chee mussels; Keanae taro chips and edamame. Sip fancy cocktails and watch chefs make poke to order by the lobster tanks and the ice sculptures.
Humuhumunukunukuapua‘a will set the stage
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"Vodka is all about fun and mingling and so only three courses will be sit-down," says Humu Chef Isaac Bancaco. "It's been a blast brainstorming and getting everyone's ideas."
Chopin vodka will flow with the next course of Kona abalone ceviche with tomato tastings such as fried green tomatoes, yellow-tomato gazpacho and Kula heirloom tomato salsa.
Sip Ketel One next and savor seven-spiced diver scallops and firecracker-sambal cornbread with smokey bacon jam. Absolut Peppar will pair with the duet of Hawaiian nairagi and Tasmanian ocean trout; and for dessert, Belvedere Green Tea Vodka may be imbibed with gourmet dessert selections. Cost is $100, plus tax and gratuity. A portion of the proceeds benefit Maui Visitors Charity Walk.
For reservations, call 875-1234, ext. 4900.