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Taste of Makena

Rotary clubs to host culinary event by the sea.

May 3, 2012
The Maui Weekly

"Taste of Makena," the annual fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Maui, will feature dishes from some of Maui's favorite restaurants and a range of wines at a seaside estate on Maui's sunny south shore. The event (formerly known as Chefs on the Beach) is scheduled for Saturday, May 19, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Honua Kai Lani Estate in Makena.

Restaurants serving samples of their cuisine at the event will include A Saigon Caf, Bentos & Banquets by Bernard, Down to Earth, Famous Dave's BBQ, Giannotto's Pizzaria, Lulu's Maui, Maui Catering Co., Mulligan's On The Blue and Roy's Ka'anapali.

The Maui Job Corps Culinary Arts program will provide desserts.

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Spend a tropical afternoon at a seaside estate in Makena on Saturday, May 19, from 3 to 6 p.m. and enjoy food and wine from some of Maui’s favorite restaurants, entertainment and live and silent auctions. Proceeds from the event benefit the community service projects of the Rotary Club of Maui and the Valley Isle Sunset Rotary Club.

Kula Kai Lani Estate owner Joe Sugarman will serve as master of ceremonies for an afternoon of entertainment that will include legendary steel guitarist Henry K. Allen the vintage Hawaiian tunes of the Hula Honeys and the jazz sounds of Sal Godinez with Estee Graham.

Students from Maui Job Corps will perform dances from their home islands around the Pacific.

Guests will find treasures and adventures in silent and live auctions, with Dean Wong serving as auctioneer. Assisting the Maui Club (the island's original Rotary club) with the auction will be the island's newest club, Valley Isle Sunset. Funds raised will be used for the clubs' community service projects.

Parking will be at Mulligan's On The Blue in Wailea, with free shuttles provided to the estate.

Tickets are $75 a person, and are available at Ben Bridge Jewelry in Ka'ahumanu Center, at Topaz Goldsmith & Gallery in Kihei, or through PayPal at the club's Website,

All guests must be 21 or older.



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