Wailea Food & Wine Celebration Benefit In Support Of Community Arts Education

Wailea Food & Wine Celebration
Annual Hui No‘eau benefit for arts education

Article from: The Maui Weekly

Join the Maui arts community and honorary chairs Jack and Carolyn Schaefer Gray for Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center’s fifth annual Wailea benefit in support of community arts education.

Upcountry-based Hui No’eau welcomes your participation in this year’s Wailea Food & Wine Celebration, a relaxing evening featuring Maui’s top chefs and vintners, a fine art and fine dining auction, entertainment, and the joyful company of artists and friends. The event, Li’ula i Wailea – Twilight at Wailea, will take place on Friday, Nov. 18, at Hotel Wailea, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Held in the hotel’s elegant Anuhea Room overlooking the koi pond and beautiful hotel grounds, guests will sample exceptional wines provided by Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants and taste the best in Maui cuisine from the finest local restaurants and chefs. Enjoy great company and a relaxed atmosphere for a worthy cause.

Returning vintners from Grgich Hills Estate, Jordan Winery, Justin Vineyards & Winery and Shafer Vineyards will be joined by this year’s participating vintners from Peter Michael Winery, Pahlmeyer, Paul Hobbs Winery, Ramey Wine Cellars, Bergstrom Winery, Turley Wine Cellars and many more!

More than a beverage, wine is a work of art, capable of ever-changing complexity and beauty.

According to this esteemed group of vintners, wine tasting requires patience, awareness and practice. The act of “tasting” wine calls upon a range of considerations including sweetness, acid, tannin, body, flavor and finish. When paired with the incredible culinary creations of participating master chefs, the experience of tasting becomes an art form-and you’re the artist.

A veritable playground for foodies, this premier epicurean event will feature culinary creations from Maui’s top restaurants and chefs, each serving up a more ambitious dish than the next out of their makeshift booth-side kitchens.

With chefs from Capische?, five Palms Restaurant, MCC Culinary Academy and Spago Maui, Cuatro, Three’s Bar & Grill, Maui Culinary Academy and more, this year’s event promises food and wine of the highest caliber.

Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on fine art and fine-dining auction items, as well as tickets to an elegant four-course dinner catered by executive chef Jennifer Evetushick of Hali’imaile General Store and wine pairing by Chambers & Chambers for 18 at the hui’s historic Kaluanui Estate.

“This is the time to experiment and really come in with an open palate,” said Charles Fredy, advanced sommelier and certified specialist of wine at Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants. “If you don’t like it, move on. Ask lots of questions and take advantage of the experts. Tell them what you’re about to eat and ask what they might pair it with. You will be so surprised with what you come away with.”

Tickets are $150, ($100 of which is tax deductible). Purchase tickets by Friday, Nov. 4, for a chance to win Ripeness Begins Corrupting Every Tree by Brad Brown, valued at $500.

Visit http://www.huinoeau.com to purchase tickets or call 572-6560