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Maui Now : Maui Film Festival 2018 “Taste” Events

The 19th annual Maui Film Festival will take place from June 13 to 17, 2018 at the Wailea Resort. A full schedule of events and screenings was released including the lineup of three tasting events: the Taste of Summer Opening Night Twilight Reception, Taste of Chocolate and Taste of Wailea.

    Taste of Summer. PC: Maui Film Festival.

    The Official Launch Party for the 19th annual Maui Film Festival with a cocktail reception, dinner, and live music sets the bar high for its culinary artistry and beyond-creative-cocktails.

    Grand Wailea – A Waldorf Astoria Resort
    Each ticket includes admission to Wednesday Night’s Celestial Cinema Double Feature
    *Must be 21 or over to attend this event.

    Raw Bar (with Snapper Ice Glow) Kualoa oysters, local shrimp. Kia Momona, Snapper Ceviche

    Grilled Tako, roasted hearts of palm, spring pea salad, Kaffir gremolata Hokkaido Scallop Dynamite, Kona Crab, sea beans, toasted garlic, calamansi vinaigrette

    Grilled Hawaiian Fish, local bok choy, coconut lime dressing Grilled Hanger Steak, Kula corn, shishito peppers, oregano chimichurri

    Heirloom Tomato Pizza, surfing goat cheese, basil pesto, Maui olive oil Charred Upcountry Carrots, roasted beets, quinoa salad Grilled Peaches, burrata, wild arugula salad

    Cheesecake, Molten chocolate cake, Lemon blueberry cake, Pineapple upside down, Churros / funnel cake

    Maui Film Festival’s over-the-top event for lovers of chocolate! Dress up and experience the extraordinary flavors and sensual experience known as the Taste of Chocolate.

    Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.
    Each ticket includes admission to Friday Night’s Celestial Cinema Double Feature & Festivities.
    *Must be 21 or over to attend this event.

    Live Music: Indio and Avi

    Mimi plated flambéed dessert, Chocolate Tonka bean cremeux, hazelnut crisp and chocolate crème brulee “a la minute”

    Banana soufflé station and Chocolate truffle

    Nitrogen liquid station: cold baked lemon and white chocolate mousse, Strawberry compote

    Cocktail station made by Ben

    Savory station: Risotto with fontina cheese and bitter cocoa jelly

    Chocolate and salted caramel tartlet Praline and chocolate entremet Lime and white chocolate entremet Lilikoi and milk chocolate torte Bailey and Chocolate “baba” Black Forest Milk Chocolate and Hazelnut “religieuse” Dark chocolate and raspberry 1000 feuille White chocolate and strawberries tartlet Macaroon tower Selection of chocolate truffle and chocolate lollypops.

    The TASTE OF WAILEA is both the granddaddy of all Festival parties and the ‘Crown Jewel’ of the Festival’s Culinary Arts Celebrations. In short, “The Best of The Best of Wailea’s Best Chefs”.

    Wailea Golf Academy
    Each ticket includes admission to Saturday Night’s Celestial Cinema Double Feature & Festivities.
    *Must be 21 or over to attend this event.

    Char Sui Pork Belly, Bao Bun, Pickled Shishito & Matcha Milkshake, Cherry Whipped Cream

    MATTEO’S OSTERIA
    Black Ink Rice Shell, Big Island Ahi Tuna, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Avocado, Fennel, Green Onion, Cucumber Foam (GF,DF) & Gnochi Al Gorgonzola, Aged Gorgonzola Dolce Latte DOP, Hand Made Potato Gnocchi, Spinach, Prosciutto di Parma DOP, Saba

    Smoked Akule, Ho Farms Tomato and Pohole Fern Salad & Halo Halo Condensed Ice Chips, Ulu Ice Cream

    “Pang Pang” Shrimp, Asian Slaw, Wasabi Vinaigrette & Lilikoi Chocolate Sorbet, Furikake Tuille, Calamansi-Sweet Potato Panellets

    Gumbo-Jidori Chicken and Portuguese Sausage with Okra and Sticky Rice & Onaga Snapper Ceviche-Coconut Mango Broth, Aji Amarillo, Avocado, HO Farms Cherry Tomatoes

    Ahi Tataki: pickled apricot, basil liliko’i gelee, air-dried corn, poi, micro cilantro & Grilled Flat Iron Steak: bamboo rice congee, soy pickled quail egg, shiso gremolata, dehydrated pork, chili oil

    Veal Ravioli & White Chocolate Bread Pudding

    Mulligans Hand Carved Corned Beef, Colcannon, stoneground mustard cream, Cajun Seared Ahi, Wasabi Cream and Shoyu Glaze

    Gnocchi Cristallo (Smoked Salmon and Spinach, lemon caper cream sauce), Assorted Macaroons from the Bakery

    Coco Corn Chowder: Local coconut milk, yukon gold potato, celery, fresh island herbs farm organic kale, zuhair farms tomato, local lemongrass

    Taste of Wailea / Image: Malika Dudley

    2015 Taste of Chocolate event at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea.

    2015 Taste of Chocolate event at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea.

    2015 Taste of Chocolate event at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea.

    2015 Taste of Chocolate event at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea.

    2015 Taste of Chocolate event at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea.

    2015 Taste of Chocolate event at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea.

    2015 Taste of Chocolate event at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea.

    2015 Taste of Chocolate event at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea.

    Strawberry chocolate at the 2015 Taste of Chocolate event. Photo by Malika Dudley.

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