BREAKFAST IS BACK . . . Wake up to Pacific Island Cuisine flavors at Pineapple Grill at Kapalua Resort and it doesn't matter if your alarm clock goes off at noon. That's because breakfast is served all the way through lunch.
"It's easy to forget about breakfast as a great way to enjoy food," says Pineapple Grill Vice President and Managing Partner Chris Kaiwi.
"It's a meal we associate with hurriedness. But at Pineapple Grill, it's one of the most creative opportunities, both for the cook and for our guests."
Pineapple Grill Executive Chef Ryan Luckey just relaunched breakfast, and it’s served all the way through lunch at Kapalua.
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You may sip the Triple Bogey Bloody Mary with a zinger of a marinated asparagus spear; munch wedges of sweet and local papaya; and sink your teeth into loco moco with 8- ounce Maui Cattle Co. burgers. Both breakfast and lunch are served from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Kamaaina get 15 percent off food in this time window.
"The main breakfast menu is about various scrambles, hash selections and eggs Benedicts," says Executive Chef Ryan Luckey. "It's elevated comfort food and sophisticated local, with ingredients from Maui farmers and producers whenever possible."
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TASTE AND TWEET . . . Calling all tweeters, both local and global. You are invited to participate in the Sparkling Taste and Tweet event Wednesday at the Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea.
"We're excited to offer a new experience to our guests and the local community," says Nick Martin, the beverage manager of the resort. "We think a virtual wine tasting is a fantastic way to connect wine lovers and foodies across the globe, and we can't wait to watch it unfold."
The Taste and Tweet will be uncorked at 4 p.m. al fresco at Ferraro's Bar e Ristorante. The hour will be led by four top Four Seasons sommeliers, including James Tidwell of Four Seasons Dallas, Mark Sayre of Four Seasons Austin, Dana Famer of Beverly Wilshire, and Brick Loomis of Four Seasons Los Angeles. You may follow the lively hashtag discussion at #FSWine.
But if you choose to be there in person, seating is limited so do make a reservation. Wines are Domaine Chandon Brut Classic, Lunetta Prosceco and Louis Roederer.
"Food pairings will follow suit, as Four Seasons Maui's Executive Chef Roger Stettler has designed a menu to inspire attendees' holiday planning," says Martin. "Cost is $25, plus tax and gratuity."
Four Seasons Resort Lanai's Lodge at Koele will also be participating in the Tweet Up and Flight Bite. So if you are on that island, you may indulge in the $25 tasting with sips of bubbly. In addition, the Lodge at Koele will also set the stage for Lewis Cellars wine dinner Nov. 19. Chef Junior Ulep is creating a five-course feast. Also mark calendars for Friday, Nov. 18, when Hotel Wailea will present the fifth annual Wailea Food & Wine Celebration as a benefit for the Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center.
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BITS AND PIECES . . .The full moon will be upon us Wednesday, and those who want "indulge in our most primitive instincts" should howl at the outdoor Werewolf Wine Tasting at Merriman's Kapalua.
The tour of Spain costs $40 per person and the first wine will be poured promptly at 6 p.m. "Spain has an amazing culinary history, and they run with the bulls. What's not to love?" asks Caleb Hopkins, Merriman's sommelier and events planner.
"Join us for some amazing wines and Hawaii Regional Cuisine-style tapas." Call 669-6400.
Wanna be a wine expert? It's your last chance to sign up for Court of Master Sommelier courses on Oahu running Sunday to Wednesday.
"We need 50 to 80 people for the introductory course to make it work," says Charles Fredy of Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants. "It's an awesome opportunity that this is held in Hawaii. For further details, visit www.mastersommeliers.org.
Market Street closes at 5:30 p.m. for the Wailuku First Friday town party this week, and we hear a drawing for a Thanksgiving turkey will be held at the Pono . . . Do What is Right store on Vineyard Street.
"The lucky winner can choose traditional or kalua style preparations," event publicist Yuki Lei Sugimura said in a press release. "The Rinko Maui store's grand opening at 51 Market Street will also feature moon cake sampling to celebrate longevity and happiness."
You may also check out the awa bar and Hawaiian food at Native Intelligence, savory crepes and such as Maui Bake Shop and popular menu items and specials at Cafe O'Lei and Four Sisters Kitchen.