Helen Keplinger of Keplinger Winery

Helen Keplinger OF KEPLINGER WINERY
THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019 – 6:00 p.m. Reception, 6:30p.m. dinner.

Limited to 40 SEATS

Helen Keplinger is one of California’s true winemaking masters! In 2012, she was named Napa Valley
& The Sierra Foothills, California Winemaker of the Year by prestigious Food & Wine magazine.
She has worked with wine legends such as consultant Michel Rolland, viticulturist David Abreu,
and winemaker Heidi Peterson Barrett, and she was the winemaker for Bryant Family Vineyards
before focusing on her own label. We are honored and excited to feature Helen’s talent,
showcasing her ability to masterfully craft different Rhône grape varieties.

Helen Keplinger’s incredible wines will be paired with a farm-to-table menu created by d.k Steak House Executive Chef Albert Balbas.

APPETIZER
FENNEL POLLEN SEARED BRISTOL BAY SCALLOPS
with herbed cauliflower puree, confit of Hamakua King Oyster mushrooms, roasted fennel butter

2014 KEPLINGER ELDORADO WHITE
(Viognier, Roussanne & Marsanne)

INTERMEZZO
TRUFFLED AHI WITH JALAPEÑO AND MICRO CILANTRO

DEMI ENTREE
KIAWE SMOKED “TAJIMA” AUSTRALIAN WAGYU SHORT RIBS
with roasted kohlrabi, twice cooked fingerling potatoes, thyme jus, and crispy shallots

2013 KEPLINGER “SUMO” RED
(Petit Sirah, Syrah & Viognier)

MAIN ENTRÉE
21-DAY DRY AGED KING NATURAL STRIP LOIN
with summer truffle and gruyere cheese gratin, red wine peppercorn jus, bay leaf gremolata, shaved asparagus.

2015 KEPLINGER LA CALDERA RED
(Mourvedre, Grenache & Counoise)

DESSERT CREATED BY PASTRY CHEF CHERIE PASCUA
DECADENT CHOCOLATE S’MORES BAR
with layers of graham crackers, brownies, chocolate mousse, toasted marshmallow, and strawberry ice cream

COFFEE OR TEA

$90 per person includes three, 4-oz. wine pairings
(INCLUDES tax and gratuity)

Please purchase tickets at DKKeplinger.eventbrite.com
or call 808-931-6280 for reservations

KAMPAI! A Japanese Sake Craft Cocktail Dinner


“KAMPAI!” A JAPANESE SAKE CRAFT COCKTAIL DINNER
featuring Chandra Lucariello Director of Mixology & Spirits, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Hawai‘i
and Dan Fullick Key Account Manager & Sake Specialist, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Hawai‘i
Thursday, March 14, 2019
6:00 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. dinner
Limited to 40 guests five courses, five pairings
Sake and Japanese cuisine. A match made in heaven!
In its purist form, sake can bring forth the savory “umami” magic that delights chefs and diners alike.
Add cocktails created by talented “hipster” mixologists, and dinner becomes an exciting adventure!
Our Sansei Executive Chef Adrian Solorzano and our Corporate Head Sushi Chef Masa Hattori
have created a contemporary “Japanese pub-style” menu complemented by premium sakes chosen
by sake Specialist Dan Fullick and sake craft cocktails created
by Southern Wine & Spirits Director of Mixology & Spirits Chandra Lucariello
Appetizer by Corporate Head Sushi Chef Masa Hattori
HARU NO HASSUN MORIAWASE
-Shrimp & Scallop with dashi jelly and tobiko
-Grilled shio-koji salmon with spring vegetables, sweet yuzu miso sauce
-Asian style locally caught marlin and lobster ceviche with harusame salad
-House made tamago yaki
-House made tsukemono
Sake paired by Dan Fullick
Kitaya Junmai Ginjo – Fukuoka
Craft cocktail created by Chandra Lucariello
Going Green
Kitaya Kansansui Junmai Ginjo, Alessio Bianco, sugar snap pea syrup, mint, lemon
2nd Course by Sansei Executive Chef- Adrian Solorzano
GOCHUJANG CHARRED SPANISH OCTOPUS
with grilled Big Island hearts of palm, Kahuku corn, Sumida farms watercress salad,
carrot ginger puree, and nori pistou
Sake paired by Dan Fullick
Kotsuzumi Showers of Blossoms Junmai Daiginjo – Hyogo

Craft cocktail created by Chandra Lucariello
Under the Influence
Kotsuzumi Showers of Blossoms Junmai Daiginjo, Gonzalez Byass Amontillado Sherry, Ho Farms local grape tomatoes, 
fresh lemon, cane syrup, sesame salt.
Sashimi/ Sushi Course by Corporate Head Sushi Chef- Masa Hattori
LOCAL FISH SASHIMI AND NIGIRI SUSHI
A creative and contemporary assortment of local fish sashimi and nigiri sushi
Truffle Ginger Scallion
Black Rock Salt and kalamansi with ialapeno jam
Onion masago citrus sauce
Spicy Goma-dare sauce
Sake paired by Dan Fullick
Kasumi Tsuru Sake Kimoto, Extra Dry Ginjo – Hyogo
Craft cocktail created by Chandra Lucariello
Motley Crew
Kasumi Tsuru Sake Kimoto, Extra Dry Ginjo, Fortaleza Bianco Tequila,
St. Germain Elderflower, Shiso-Thai Chili water
Entrée by Sansei Executive Chef- Adrian Solorzano
KOJI CURED NATURE’S NATURAL NEW YORK STEAK
with yukari rice, nori tsukudani aioli, unagi demi-glaze and house made tsukemono
Sake paired by Dan Fullick
Yoshinogawa Echigo Junmai – Niigata
Craft cocktail created by Chandra Lucariello
Fifth Taste
Yoshinogawa Echigo Junmai, Konbu infused Nikka Coffey Grain Whiskey,
St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, Lxaardo Amaro Abano
Dessert by DK RESTAURANTS PASTRY CHEF CHERIE PASCUAL
OKINAWAN SWEET POTATO “BAKLAVA” A LA MODE
Okinawan sweet potato layered in phyllo, coconut cream, and a drizzle of honey, roasted coconut and macadamia nuts, served with Lappert’s vanilla bean ice cream
Coffee or Tea
$89 per person includes five courses and five sake and sake cocktail pairings
(INCLUDES tax and gratuity)
Please purchase tickets at SanseiKampai.eventbrite.com or call 808-931-6286 for reservations.