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    • 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!)

    • 30 Jun 2017
    • 31 Oct 2017
    • As noted

    July 12-13:  Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice Expo, Neal Blasidell Center. Find us in Hall 1 in Booth 82 next to HFM. Enter your "stickered" business card in a drawing for a holiday gift basket!

    July 22:  Fish Demo with Dames Jackie Lau and Kathi Saks, starting at the Honolulu Fish Auction and finishing at MW Private Kitchen.  Max:  20pax

    August 12:  Bold & Cold with Dames Kai Cowell and Kathi Saks, Redbarn Farmstand, Haleiwa.  Max 25pax

    August 22-24:  Escoffier Dinner Weekend, Chair Dame Clare Bobo, Hawaii Island (Member & guest ONLY)

    October 26-29:  LDEI Annual Conference, Newport Beach, CA (Some events open to the public)

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