Thursday, September 3, 2015

09/03 BRANDON MAEDA, THE WESTIN KAANAPALI OCEAN RESORT VILLAS, KELI'L HEEN, YOUNGS MARKET COMPANY, HALI'IMAILE DISTILLERY, LISA DONLON, WHALERS VILLAGE

THE WHAT'S COOKIN' CREW IS BROADCASTING LIVE FROM THE SHERATON MAUI RESORT AND SPA TALKING ABOUT THE UPCOMING HAWAII FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL!



BRANDON MAEDA - FOOD & BEVERAGE DIRECTOR AT THE WESTIN KĀ‘ANAPALI OCEAN RESORT VILLAS – HAWAII FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL

The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas is an uncommonly luxurious Hawaii vacation ownership opportunity, offering unique residences that embrace both Westin's standard of quality and Maui's most spectacular oceanfront vistas. Sitting on 26 acres of Ka'anapali, the Westin Kaanapali is set along a pristine expanse of Ka'anapali's North Beach (ranked #1 on “America's Best Beaches” list for 2003 & 2013).

Set amidst the sundrenched North Ka’anapali Beach, “The Villas” are Hawaii vacation homes of extraordinary comfort… masterfully designed, richly furnished, and impeccably finished. Add to this an extensive list of amenities, a magnificent recreation lagoon, and an unlimited array of activity options… and it's easy to see why The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas have quickly become one of Maui's premier vacation ownership properties.


MIXOLOGY PAIRING LUNCH - MOSCOW MULE MAUI STYLE

DATE:
Saturday, September 5, 2015
TIME:
11:00am to 1:00pm
LOCATION:
Westin Kā’anapali Ocean Resort Villas
PRICE:
$65

What does Russia, a donkey, and a copper mug have to do with this popular cocktail from the 1940s?  Learn more about the story behind the Moscow Mule in this hands-on cocktail demonstration that will share the anatomy and provide participants the opportunity to build their own signature Mule. Join Southern Wine & Spirits’ director of mixology & spirits education, Chandra Lucariello, who will serve as the cocktail’s ambassador, Jason Vendrell from Monkeypod Kitchen Wailea who will show you how to make your own ginger beer, and master distiller of Ocean Vodka, Bill Scott who will explain the art of distillation.  Enjoy a light lunch prepared by executive chef, Francois Milliet of The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas, and take home your own copper Mule mug.

ABOUT HAWAI’I FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
Ka‘anapali Fresh has evolved into the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival Maui! We’re pleased to announce that the Maui event will take place 9/4-9/6, 2015 in the lush paradise of Ka‘anapali Beach Resort and will feature a roster of over 15 internationally renowned master chefs and culinary personalities. Co-founded by two of Hawai‘i’s own James Beard Award-winning chefs, Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, the Festival in Hawai‘i Island, Maui, Honolulu, and Ko Olina Resort will showcase wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, one-of-a-kind excursions, and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting the state’s bounty of local produce, seafood, beef and poultry.


KELI'I HEEN - VP BRANCH MANAGER, YONG'S MARKET COMPANY - HALIʻIMAILE DISTILLERY

About the Distillery
Hali'imaile Distilling Company produces handcrafted, locally made, authentic Hawaiian brand spirits. We are located in the heart of Maui’s pineapple region, Upcountry Makawao, Maui. Our goal is to create "Hawaii in a Bottle." At Hali'imaile Distilling Company we set ourselves apart by starting with local ingredients and distilling in small batches, using unique stills, to create authentic Hawaiian spirits. Every part of our Distilling process is one of a kind and designed in house. Once distilled, our spirits are mixed with crystal clear Hawaiian spring water.

Upcountry Maui is not only a place, it’s a lifestyle.
Hali'imaile Distilling Company is located in the small town of Makawao, home to the Paniolo (Hawaiian cowboys). For many years, Hawaiians have farmed the rich, volcanic soil of the Upcountry fields. Geographically speaking, Upcountry Maui is much of the area on the Haleakala side of Maui, away from the shoreline. Upcountry is mostly rural, agricultural and residential. Beyond upcountry, you can reach Maui’s highest peak at the Haleakala National Park. The largest towns Upcountry are Makawao, Pukalani, Kula and Haiku, although Upcountry has no precise boundaries. Our pristine surroundings give us access to clean air, pure water and exquisite agriculture. Allowing us to produce ultra-premium, Hawaiian spirits.

LISA DONLON – MARKETING MANAGER, WHALERS VILLAGE

Visitor Information
Whalers Village is located in the Kaanapali Beach Resort on the island of Maui. There are many ways to get to here. Our favorite is by strolling along the turquoise waters of Kaanapali Beach. The beachwalk connects us with most hotels. Simply apply your sunscreen. Ask your concierge to point you in a direction. And go. If you prefer to drive, we're at 2435 Kaanapali Parkway between the Westin Maui and The Whaler Condominiums.

Shuttle service
Catch the free Kaanapali Resort Shuttle between your hotel and Whalers Village. Or take the Lahaina shuttle for just $2. See your hotel concierge for details.


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