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Wine on the Lanai at Huggoʻs

Our popular “Wine on the Lanai” monthly wine pairing dinner returns to celebrate summer at Huggo’s, Kona’s iconic oceanfront restaurant. Huggo’s upcoming “Wine on the Lanai” on Thursday, June 28 will feature a 5-course interactive dinner, pairing wines from Sonoma California selected under the expertise of Pat Okubo, the youngest Master Sommelier in North America.

ImageHuggo’s Executive Chef Albert Asuncion 5-course seasonal menu includes a first course Amuse Bouche paired with an Angeline Sauvignon Blanc, Creamy Risotto-Chanterelle Mushrooms, Peas and Parmesan Cheese paired with a Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay, Wild King Salmon and Avocado Tower paired with a Red Car Pinot Noir and followed with a Moroccan Spiced Rack of Lamb with Preserved Lemon Couscous complemented with a Trig Point Cabernet Sauvignon. The evening concludes with an Almond Florentine Cups with Wild Berries and a Late Harvest Sabayon and a Sonoma Cutrer Late Harvest Chardonnay.

Pat Okubo’s outstanding wine industry credentials make him a perfect collaborator for Huggo’s special events. He is a Master Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, a Certified Wine Educator (CWE), and Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS). Currently, Okubo is the Fine Wine Specialist and Wine Educator for Young’s Market Hawaii. Earlier in his career, he opened Formaggio Grill as Managing Partner and worked as Wine Director Restaurant manager at Four Seasons Lana’i.

Wine on the Lanai Summer Dinner Series Dates

· June 28 “Wine on the Lanai” (wines from Sonoma)

· July 26 “Wine on the Lanai” (wines from Italy)

· August 23 “Wine on the Lanai” (wines from France)

Huggo’s “Wine on the Lanai” Summer Dinner Series are for guests ages 21 and older.

The intimate dinners are set against an oceanfront backdrop with only 34 reservations available.

Reservations are only available by emailing mara@huggos.com. Cost is $100 per person plus gratuity, tax is inclusive.

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