(Honolulu, Hawaii. October 4, 2019) – Get ready for another exceptional taste sensation on Thursday, October 10, 2019 when Viaggio Honolulu welcomes Benny Madsen of Byington Vineyard & Winery to share his passion for fine wine at a five-course wine pairing dinner.
Executive Chef Rodney Uyehara and Benny Madsen will take diners on a journey through the lush regions of Italy, Alexander Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains in a sumptuous wine-paired dinner.

Viaggio Honolulu General Manager, Gregg Fraser said, “We are delighted to bring together the outstanding flavor and vibrancy of our Italian-inspired cuisine with this renowned Californian winery for those who love delicious food paired with the perfect wine.”

Limited to fifty guests, the one-night-only five course menu will feature delicacies such as a Polpi Amuse-Bouche (a tasty braised grilled octopus salad with Tobiko Caviar and Olokai sea asparagus) paired with 2016 Alexander Valley Blanc de Blancs that will perfectly prepare the palette for the dishes that follow.

The antipasto is a house-made Lobster Ravioli stuffed with Maine lobster tossed in caper butter topped with a basil cream, served with Waialua baby carrots, and paired with a Byington favorite: the 2014 Monterey County, Liage (a crisp bright blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier).

Next, Chef Uyehara presents tapenade crusted Salmon Mediterranean with sautéed tomato, anchovies, capers, baby arugula, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil. It is served with the Viaggio Vegetable Medley and paired divinely with the double Gold Winning 2014 Santa Cruz Pinot Noir.

The menu then moves on to a melt-in-your-mouth Filet di Manzo Alla Pizzaiola and filet mignon sautéed with mushrooms, peppers, cipollini onions, tomatoes, shallots, garlic and dried chili with grilled polenta pesto butter paired with an Alexander Valley 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve.

And now to the dinner’s Gran Finale you have been saving space for: Tiramisu. Lady Fingers dipped in illy coffee, layered in a creamy mascarpone and rum filling, dusted with cacao powder and paired exquisitely with the aptly named Santa Cruz Euphoria, 2014! 

Byington Winery owner, Benny Madsen said, “I love it when we have an opportunity to pair our award-winning wines with such outstanding cuisine.” He added, “It has been an immense pleasure to work with Chef Uyehara and the team at Viaggio to create such a tantalizing menu.”

When: Thursday, October 10; 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Price: $125 per person

For details on the event visit: http://bit.ly/2M9J1te
or secure an online reservation: http://bit.ly/2LL7eXU or call (808)-592-8881. 
From the depths of Italy’s southern waters with its world-famous seafood to the rich, indulgent risottos by the culinary maestros of the north, award-winning Chef Rodney Uyehara has traveled through the multifaceted legacy of Italian cuisine, infusing these tastes with a flourish of local Hawaiian flavors to craft a menu as alluring as the country to which it pays homage. 

Located in Velocity Honolulu, 888 Kapiolani Blvd, 2nd Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813.
Keiki friendly. Vegetarian and gluten-free options available.
Complimentary valet parking.

Tuesday-Sunday (six days a week)
Happy Hour: 4:00pm- 6:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm- 9:00pm
Special on-site events for up to 400 guests and off-site catering also availableTo learn more about all our menus and activities, visit: https://viaggiohonolulu.com/

The gem of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Byington Vineyard & Winery sits on 95 mountainous acres surrounded by redwood forests with a view to the Monterey Bay. Byington produces award-winning Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay wines and other exciting varietals that highlight the diversity of Northern California. Byington’s history dates back to before 1987 with the release of its first vintage. In 2013, Los Altos Vineyards purchased Byington, investing significantly in the vineyard, wine production, facilities and grounds to provide an optimal wine experience for wine club members and guests. In 2014, strengthening its commitment to producing sustainable, high quality wines, Los Altos Vineyards purchased Tin Cross Vineyards, a 240-acre ranch in Alexander Valley with 36 planted acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. In June 2017, Los Altos Vineyards opened the Los Altos Tasting Room in downtown Los Altos. To learn more, visit: https://byington.com