Les Dames d'Escoffier • Hawaii Chapter

How to Pair Spirits with Dim Sum

  • 29 Jun 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Yauatcha Waikiki
  • 14

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How to Pair Spirits with Dim Sum
Dame Amy Bender, Kai Vodka

Thursday, June 29, 2017
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Yauatcha Waikiki
International Marketplace

Member Price:  $80.00
Non-Member Price:  $85.00

Limited seating:  30 

RSVP by:  Monday 26, 2017

Food and Beverage Menu

Savory Dim Sum
Baked venison puff
Har gau
Pork and prawn shui mai
Grilled Wagyu beef in black pepper sauce
Steamed scallop shui mai with tobiko
Crispy Pacific petrale sole with sweet and sour sauce 
Stir-fry chicken with soy and vinegar sauce
Roasted duck pumpkin puff
Red rice vegetable dumpling

Sweet Dim Sum
Mini chocolate pebble
Mini cassis grand macaron
Mini apple choux 

Drink Menu
Island Heat (Kai Lemongrass)
Spiced Ginger Sour (Breckenridge Whiskey)
Call of the Rooster (Hardy VSOP)
Divine Intervention (Kai Coconut/Pandan)

Amy Bender, a graduate of Punahou and UH Manoa, has been in the spirits business for 8 years as the dedicated sales and marketing person for her family business, KAI Spirits. With extensive travel across the US for KAI, and notable sales abroad, she's seen many trends and regional applications for spirits and the artistry of mixology.

Amy enlisted A Hardy USA as the national importer for KAI in 2014.  Hardy is primarily a cognac house with French origins but offers a variety of spirits from around the world and KAI fills an important niche in their portfolio.  Amy is the Hawaii broker for the entire portfolio of spirits.

In addition to the family liquor business, Amy has a passion for helping the patients of Hawaii by recruiting donors for the Blood Bank of Hawaii.  (She notes you mustn't drink alcohol on the day of donation!)


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