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(Honolulu, Hawaii. May 15, 2019) – Get ready for an exceptional taste sensation on Thursday May 23 when Viaggio Honolulu hosts its first-of-the-summer wine pairing dinner – Quando L’Italia incontra La California!

Executive Chef Rodney Uyehara has created a unique, mouthwatering, six-course menu to be paired with select wines from Byington Vineyard & Winery. As an exclusive treat, Viaggio invites you to meet Winemaker, Andrew Brenkwitz and Sommelier, Vince Robledo to take you on a journey of the senses.

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 sixty guests, the one-night-only, six 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 Blanc whose tiny bubbles excite and prepare the palette for the dishes that follow.

The antipasto is a house-made Lobster Ravioli tossed in caper butter and paired with a Byington favorite – the 2014 Monterey County, Liage – a crisp bright blend of  Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier.

Taking us to the halfway point of this sumptuous meal is Salmon Mediterranean, tapenade crusted with sautéed tomato, anchovies, capers and baby arugula – paired divinely with the double Gold Winning 2014 Santa Cruz Pinot Noir.

The menu then moves on to a melt-in-your-mouth Filet de Manzo Alla Pizzaiola, with sautéed mushrooms, peppers, cipollini onions, tomatoes and shallots, paired with an Alexander Valley 2014 soft and subtle Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve.

The fifth dish (but who’s counting?) in this culinary journey is a succulent Italian Rib Eye Steak  marinated and grilled to perfection with a Madeira port wine sauce and paired with a refined, Bordeaux heritage 2014 Alexander Valley, Sofia.

And now to the dinner’s Gran Finale you have been saving space for… Chocolate Torta, a decadent almond chocolate cake with creamy white fudge, covered in a silky smooth chocolate ganache, accompanied by fresh berries, and paired with an aptly named Santa Cruz Euphoria, 2014!

Byington Vineyard winemaker, Andrew Brenkwitz 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 May 23, 6pm to 8:30pm

For details on the event visit or secure an online reservation visit or call (808)-592-8881. 
High res images of the wine-pairing menu available here


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.
Monday-Sunday (seven days a week)
Happy Hour: 4:00pm- 6:00pm
Dinner: 5:30pm- 9:30pm
Late Night (Friday-Saturday): 9:30pm-11:30pm

Special on-site events for up to 400 guests and off-site catering also availableTo learn more about all our menus and activities, visit:


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:

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