When: Sunday, April 23, 2017
5:30 p.m. Gala Reception

7 p.m. Dinner & Awards Ceremony


‘Aipono Information & Reservations:
Maui No Ka 'Oi Magazine


Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
200 Nohea Kai Dr.
Lahaina, HI 96761
(808) 661-1234

Plan for a night out of this world — 
Hyatt Regency Maui is pleased to offer ‘Aipono Gala attendees a special room rate for accommodations during the event. Rates are based on availability and are subject to change. Resort fees & taxes apply.

About the ‘Aipono Restaurant Awards:

Now in their 15th year, the ‘Aipono Restaurant Awards are the first high-profile dining awards devoted entirely to Maui. They are awards of honor and distinction determined by our readers—the residents and regular visitors of Maui. The prestigious Chef of the Year title is decided by peer review—voted on exclusively by Maui chefs.

The annual ‘Aipono Restaurant Awards Gala proudly serves Maui's restaurant and hospitality professionals with a celebratory evening they can call their own. Restaurant owners are encouraged to bring their managers, chefs, and staff to participate in the festivities. The awards presentation is a benefit for the UH Maui College’s Culinary Arts Program. Ticket sales generate vital, unencumbered funds for the school, as well as scholarship money. Students enjoy the invaluable experience of working alongside sponsor restaurant chefs in preparation for the gala’s dinner.

Throughout the year, Maui No Ka ‘Oi's ‘Aipono Wine Dinner Series generates additional funds by bringing the industry’s top winemakers to ‘Aipono Award-winning restaurants.

Earthlings! Join us for a gastronomic celebration when we honor Maui's culinary stars—as voted by our readers. Aliens welcome! Celebrating 15 years of culinary excellence on Maui.

The Chambers & Chambers Wine Experience with 

UH Maui College's Culinary Arts Program

 Skills Kitchen Cook-off

• Fine wines from around the world
Pupu by Maui Culinary Academy
• Beer & cocktails 

Formal Dinner & Awards Program
• Superb multicourse menu
• Exquisite wine pairings by Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants

Tickets & Pricing — SOLD OUT

$235  Individual Ticket
Table for 10
$3,500  Sponsor Table 

Proceeds benefit UH Maui College's Culinary Arts Program.

Reception Menu

by UH Maui Culinary College’s Culinary Program chefs

Chef Kane Carbonneau

Chilled Corn Soup with Pickled Kauai Shrimp and Crème Fraîche
Panzanella Salad with Focaccia, Cherry Tomatoes, Shaved Courgettes, and Tomato Vinaigrette

Chef Craig Omori

Charred Ginger-cured Kampachi with Shiso Radish
Slaw and Citrus Soy Gel
Confit Yellow Fin Tuna with Kula Tomato and Olive Relish and Black Truffle Aioli

Chef Jake Belmonte

Baby Octopus with Chermoula and Puffed Couscous
Cold-pressed Turmeric Shot with Avocado Ball and Torched Coconut Meat

Chef Tom Lelli

Seared Salmon, Red Lentil Dahl and Harissa Yogurt
Yukon Gold Potato Gnocchi, Chorizo, Swiss Chard in Tomato Shrimp Brodo

Chef Noel Cleary

Sous Vide NY Strip Steak, Confit Potato, Hollandaise, and Herb Caviar
Kauai Shrimp and Pork Potsticker, Sweet Soy, Chive Oil and Sesame

Dinner Menu

Kihapai (Garden)
Chef Gregory Grohowski
Roasted Mango & Beet Carpaccio with Fire-roasted Duck Breast
Shaved Red & Yellow Beets, Mango, Watercress, Arugula, Fennel, Mizuna
Surfing Goat Dairy Feta, Coconut Bread Crouton, EVOO 

Moana (Ocean)
Chef Jin Hosono
Kauai Sweet Shrimp with Shiso Leaf, Ikura & Kimizu
Kona Kampachi with Yuzu Kazu Jelly, Pickled Daikon
Hokkaido Scallop with Avocado, Uni, Okinawan Sea Grapes

Aina (Land)
Chef Gevin Utrillo
Honey-glazed Smoked Kurobuta Pork Belly & Singapore-style Spot Prawns
‘Ulu, Sweet Potato Hash, Edamame, Pancetta, Moringa Look Fun, Pohole

Mea ‘Ono (Dessert)
Chef Geoffrey Bogorad
Flaming Pina Colada Creme
Seared Pineapple Rings, Roasted Pineapple Bomb, Coconut Crème, Coconut Chips


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