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Take a culinary tour through 100 Wines’ ‘Passport Wine Dinner Series’

By Staff | Sep 27, 2012

In 100 Wines’ “Passport Wine Dinner Series,” experience Chef Lyndon Honda’s cuisines of the world paired with wines from each region. PHOTO BY ROB REED.

LAHAINA – 100 Wines at Lahaina Gateway Center is starting a World Food & Wine Tour called the “Passport Wine Dinner Series.”

Guests can visit 15 stops around the world by attending the series and enjoying a chef’s three-course dinner paired with four wines from the featured country.

Join the fun and experience Chef Lyndon Honda’s creative cuisines of the world paired with wonderful wines of each region.

“Passport Wine Dinners” are planned for the first Friday of every month. Chef Honda also prepares a sparkling welcome amuse bouche for each stop on the World Wine Tour.

The first stop on the tour was Barcelona, Spain on Sept. 7. A tapas tasting began the fun, followed by Spanish-inspired entrees, including Rabo de res Guisado (braised oxtails, chorizo and pimento tomato sauce) and Paella de Conejo a la Plancha (grilled rabbit, shrimp, mussels, calamari and chorizo). Dinner was followed by music in the bar with Beau.

Guests earn “stamps” on their official Wine Tour Passport for each stop on the wine tour. After five stamps, diners receive a $20 gift certificate. After five more – ten total stamps – you receive a $40 gift certificate. After completing your passport of 15 stamps, you receive a chef-prepared, four-course dinner for four.

These rewards are given to each individual passport holder. Stamps are not “transferable,” and you must be present at the wine dinner to receive a stamp in your passport.

Upcoming stops on this “Around the World” Wine Tour include Italy on Oct. 5; New Zealand and Australia on Nov. 2; France on Dec. 7; South America (Peru, Chile and Argentina) on Jan. 4, 2013; and the United States on Feb. 1.

The cost is $50 per person plus tax and gratuity. Call (808) 661-6181 for information and reservations.

100 Wines offers a casual, bistro-style atmosphere with a menu and wine selection designed to eat, drink and share. This eclectic restaurant offers European comfort food with a casual ambiance.

Enjoy shared plates, affordable wines and island-friendly service. Wines are priced from $25 for best values, $35 for small production or boutique wines and $45 and up for special cellar selections.

100 Wines was voted 2012 “Best Wine List” in the “Best of Maui” readers’ poll in The Maui News.

100 Wines is part of the Cohn Restaurant Group, an award-winning operator of 15 restaurants in the San Diego area and three on Maui.

Hours are Monday to Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. and 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.

For more information or reservations, call (808) 661-6181 or visit www.100winesmaui.com or www.cohnrestaurants.com.