Chef Jason Kiyota presents an exclusive multi-course gourmet dinner with wine pairings on Sunday, December 10, 5 to 7:30 p.m., at his restaurant, FC Café. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefits HUGS.
Guests will enjoy a family-style multi-course menu featuring Kona Coast Abalone Escargot Style with French Baguette; Balsamic Poached Mission Figs, Toasted Walnut Relish, Creamy Gorgonzola, Prosciutto, and Arugula; Fresh Island Catch of the Day, Melted Leeks, Organic Shimeji Mushrooms, Baby Tomatoes, Fingerlings with Brandy Cream; Burgundy Braised Short Ribs, Slow Roasted Grape Tomatoes with Truffle Demi Glaze; and a Chef’s Choice Dessert. There will be 20 new and old world wines from California, Oregon, France, Spain, and Italy, not available in stores, expertly selected to complement the courses. However, diners may also bring their own wines.
Cost is $125/person. For reservations, call 754-7614. Seating is limited to 40 people.
Chef Jason Kiyota is known for his modern ethnic cuisine, using fresh, high-quality, local ingredients combined with traditional spices. A food review called his dishes “special in creativity, taste and presentation.” A graduate of Kapiolani Community College’s culinary arts program, he is also trained in wine pairings.