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Wine dinner features esteemed Australian winemaker

Executive Chef Sven Ullrich with Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa invites the public to join him in welcoming Kym Tolley, the esteemed Australian winemaker from Penley Estates. An exclusive wine tasting on May 15 will present the perfect pairing of one of the top wines of the world with Hyatt’s cuisine. The dinner is $115 p.p. “I am honoured to be working with Kym to develop this menu. Having spent several years working for two different Hyatts in Australia, I spent a lot of time touring the wine region and even worked on a vineyard for a time. I love the Penley Estate wines and working with ingredients that will enhance the Penley experience for our guests is a culinary dream come true,”says Ullrich. The menu includes canapees – salmon tartar, quail egg, dill-mustard, Kulana beef Carpaccio, garlic crostini, caviar, Roquefort quiche, candied walnuts, and onion jam paired with the 2011 Traditional Sparkling. Amuse Bouche followed by the first course – Togarashi seared yellow fin tuna, bitter greens, citrus aioli, and sesame tuille paired with 2009 Aradia Chardonnay; second course of local Shinsato pork and slow braised pork belly and macadamia nut crusted chop, roasted nalo beets, and lemon verbena hollandaise paired with 2009 Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve. Third Course twice baked stilton cheese soufflé, spiced local Chico fruit, rosemary grissini, and peppered guava jelly paired with 2009 Condor Shiraz-Cabernet. Dessert is a sticky date pudding, vanilla mascarpone, and toffee sauce. (http://www.waikiki.hyatt.com)

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