Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is turning up the heat with its latest guest experience, giving guests a taste of Hawaii’s wild side served with a touch of sophistication.
Exclusively for Four Seasons Maui guests, the Fire & Wine culinary adventure offers a window into the Hawaiian lifestyle of fishing, hunting and gathering Maui's unique seafood, game and produce, which is cooked over flame and paired with extraordinary fine wines.
Fire & Wine is the newest of the resort's Unforgettable Experiences, a highly-customizable series of once-in-a-lifetime experiences that connect guests to the most interesting places and characters on Maui in exclusive ways that only Four Seasons can.
A taste of Fire & Wine
Guests will depart on their journey via Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, just a few minutes from the resort. The aerial tour highlights hidden waterfalls, sea cliffs, and a peek into the island's majestic Haleakala Crater before landing at Haiku House, an historic estate nestled at the edge of the jungle on the island's rugged North Shore.
Once on the estate's manicured grounds, guests can explore the property on electric bikes or simply stroll to the garden, citrus grove, or take in the over 50 varieties of exotic trees. After exploring the grounds, guests will head to the cooking fire – where their personalized menu is already cooking over flames – and meet Yeshua Goodman, owner and head chef at Kiawe Outdoor and the island's most accomplished advanced sommelier. Goodman sources the night's ingredients from the island—whether it is diving for octopus, deep-sea fishing, hunting axis deer, or gathering unique ingredients from one of the island's many farms and even Haiku House itself.
After an interactive blind wine tasting led by Goodman that will decide wine pairings for the night, guests take an insider's guided tour of Haiku House. The historic estate has a storied past but is best known on the island for its connection to the bygone days of the sugar industry, which was the island's economic engine for nearly a century. The house tour is led by a representative of the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum, and a portion of the experience's profits benefit this nonprofit organization that strives to preserve and present the history and heritage of the sugar industry.
The main event features a multi-course meal, which has been cooked over kiawe (mesquite) wood embers for hours and expertly paired with the fine wines from the day's blind tasting. Under a canopy of monkeypod trees, Goodman services the dinner tableside. Then, the night ends sweetly, with a nod to the estate's history: a demo and delectable dessert by Four Seasons Maui Executive Pastry Chef Riccardo Menicucci enjoyed around the fire with new friends made throughout the day.
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