Taverna restaurant will host the first bar team competition | News, Sports, Jobs


KAPALUA – Restaurant Taverna, home to Urban Drinks + Italian Eats, is proud to announce its first bar team competition / cocktail competition. The event will take place on Monday, December 6 at 2 p.m. and will feature Roca Patron Tequila.

Competitors include Pacific ‘O, Esters Fair Prospect, Lineage, Luana Lounge, Merriman’s, Spago, Alaloa Lounge and Taverna. Each team will be responsible for preparing a cocktail using Roca Patron Tequila as the basic spirit.

Competition judges include Maui’s own “Excellent chef,” Sheldon Simeon of Tin Roof; Kim Brisson-Lutz, master brewer for Maui Brewing Company and director of operations for Origin Coffee Roasters; and James Wadsworth, former Food and Beverage Director of The Mill House and Certified Wine Specialist, WSET Level 2.

Cocktails will be judged on a variety of factors including appearance, aroma, creativity and taste.

Roca Patron is an artisanal tequila using unique fermentation and distillation methods. It is created at specific proof levels to ensure the best flavor profile.

Tickets for the event are available for $ 25 per person and include a specialty cocktail sponsored by the estate.

To comply with all current social distancing requirements, limited tickets are available.

Taverna is a neighborhood restaurant located in the heart of Kapalua Resort, renowned for its award-winning Italian menu and cocktail and wine program.

Opened in March 2016, Taverna was created to be a rustic, upscale gathering place offering inspired Italian cuisine and handcrafted cocktails in a relaxed, casual setting.

Known for their home-made pasta, wood-fired pizzas, and favorites like lasagna and slow-braised Chianti short ribs, Taverna has redesigned its protocols and layout to provide diners with a safe space to dine at the open-air restaurant. air.

The restaurant has invested in improving both food safety and employee best practices to reflect CDC and state recommendations.

An upgraded spacious lanai experience is available for special events, happy hour, and outdoor grilling.

Vote “Best cocktails” and “Best Italian” by Maui No Ka ‘Oi magazine, Taverna also offers a fun and relaxed bar for enjoying late night cocktails, local craft beer, or one of the popular Italian or premium wine selections.

The current hours of operation are as follows: Happy Hour Lunch Monday to Saturday noon to 5:00 pm; Dinner from Monday to Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday brunch with live music and hula dancing from 10 am to 1 pm; and Late Night Happy Hour Friday and Saturday 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Call 667-2426 or visit tavernamaui.com for more information.


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