Spago to bubble with Champagne Lanson dinner

Assistant General Manager Jonathan Adkisson (left), and Chef Peleg Miron will create a special champagne pairing menu. • The Maui News / CARLA TRACY photo

Champagne Lanson is the real deal. It’s the only Grande Maison house in Reims, France, to offer an experience from the vine to the flute.

Founded in 1760 by magistrate Francois Delamotte, Champagne Lanson is now owned by the Lanson-BBC group headed by Bruno Paillard.

On Tuesday, you may spend a delightful evening with Champagne Lanson right here at Spago Maui, located on the lobby level of the Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea with ocean views galore.

“The event is going to start with champagne and passed appetizers at a 6:30 p.m. reception and then it will move to a five-course, sit-down tasting menu starting at 7 p.m.,” says Jonathan Adkisson, assistant general manager as well as beverage director for Spago. “We will pour vintages from the ’70s, ’90s and early 2000s.”

Slurp oysters and caviar as you sip a 2006 Clos Lanson; followed by Japanese hamachi crudo with hibiscus and Meyer lemon paired with 2002 Gold Label Lanson. Roast opakapaka is elevated with Moroccan vinaigrette and Ras el Hanout spice mix with 1996 Clos Lanson. Meat lovers will delight in the Snake River Farms wagyu/angus beef with bacon-potato terrine, jus and 1976 Lanson Vintage Collection champagne.

Refresh your palate with cucumber-mint Lanson gelee; and top off the feast with end-of-summer strawberries with cheesecake and Lanson Rose nonvintage. Cost is $150 plus tax and tip. Call 879-2999.