The Viaggio Honolulu would like to welcome you to enjoy a six-course wine paired evening with Chef Rodney Uyehara featuring Byington Vineyard winemaker, Andrew Brenkwitz and sommelier, Vince Robledo. Explore the exclusive wines from the beautiful Alexander Valley and Santa Cruz mountains. $125 per person.
Braised grilled octopus salad, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and herbs, Tobiko Caviar, and Olokai sea asparagus
Paired with: 2016 Blanc de Blanc, Alexander Valley
Blanc de Blanc is crafted by Methode Champenoise, delivering a flurry of tiny bubbles across the palate, and finishing with the unmistakable fruitiness of a New World wine. It is 100% Chardonnay from Meron block, the lowest portion of our Tin Cross Vineyard Estate, which produces higher acidity in its fruit, the optimal choice for this Sparkling Wine. Flavors of roasted almonds, fresh green apple and pear leave a rich and lasting impression as the sparkles refresh the palate. A perfect pairing for all of life’s celebrations. Cheers!
House made Ravioli stuffed with Maine lobster tossed in a caper butter sauce, topped with a tomato basil cream, served with roasted Waialua baby carrots
Paired with: 2014 Liage, Monterey County
This Byington favorite is a lively blend offering lime and grassy flavors from 80% Sauvignon Blanc grown in Monterey County, and is softened by honeysuckle and orange blossom notes from 20% Viognier grown in Amador County. The stainless steel tank fermentation creates a crisp style wine with a big bright presence. Enjoy with lightly sauced shellfish or white meat on a hot summer day.
Tapenade Crusted Salmon with Sauteed tomato, anchovies, capers, baby arugula, garlic extra virgin olive oil, served with the Viaggio Vegetable Medley
Paired With: 2014 Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz
A testament to our Santa Cruz Mountains AVA, this Double Gold Winning wine offers bing cherries, red berries, pomegranate and hints of young plum, creating the fruity potpourri bouquet. The palate exhibits the same fine flavors, followed by a dry and lasting fruit finish. Pairs well with grilled meats such as pork, lamb and venison; duck or turkey are also a good match, especially when complemented with cherry or pomegranate infused sauces.
Filet de Manzo Alla Pizzaiola
Filet Mignon sauteed with mushrooms, peppers, cipollini onions, tomatoes, shallots, garlic, and dried chili with grilled polenta and pesto butter
Paired with: 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Alexander Valley
Grown on the westward facing slope of the Tin Cross Block, a prime location for exposure to the warm Alexander Valley sun, this soft and supple wine boasts a dominant fruit presence, hints of green forest brush, and sweet perfumey rose petal. Accompanied by vanilla and cedar notes from American and French oak, and a tireless bright finish, this premium Reserve becomes the perfect food companion that will improve over the next 10 years.
Italian Rib Eye Steak
Rib Eye, marinated and grilled to perfection with a port wine madeira sauce, garlic, oregano, thyme and rosemary, seasoned and served with grilled polenta pesto butter and Viaggio Verdura Medley
Paired With: 2014 Sofia, Alexander Valley
Sofia is a woman of elegance and class. She was born in Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak, and raised in the heights of her community. She wears a distinct perfume of warm red and black fruit, with just a hint of must, reminiscent of her heritage in Bordeaux. Her voice is soft but proud, and her words linger with you. She has a refined taste, 100% American influenced. She enjoys savory hors d’oeuvres and fancy dinners, and she’s always the talk of the party. She’ll tell you her story now, but you’ll find it embellishes over the years.
Chocolate Torta with fresh berries
Decadent Almond Chocolate cake, Creamy white Chocolate fudge, covered in a silky smooth Choolate ganache
Paired with: 2014 Euphoria, Santa Cruz
Indulgent. Seductive. Euphoric. This Late Harvest Port-style wine is made from 100% Pinot Noir, harvested at 32 brix, and fortified with brandy made from the same Pinot Noir grapes. Black licorice, chocolate covered raspberries, coconut, and root beer comprise the flavor profile of this decadent dessert. Enjoy after-hours with cheesecake or creme brulee.