Thursday May 25 and Friday May 26, 2023

5:30pm at Palm Court, Fairmont Kea Lani

Carrying on the legacy of the late Chef Tylun Pang, Fairmont Kea Lani proudly announces a two-night celebration of culinary past, present and future – benefitting Maui’s aspiring chefs.

Recently dubbed the ‘Tylun Pang Chef of the Year Award’ in honor of the late chef, the 2022 ‘Aipono Award recipient, Taylor Ponte, will join forces with Chef Aris Aurelio of Kō, for four courses of culinary artistry along with an extraordinary dessert finale created by Kea Lani Pastry Chef, Amber Ching. Prepared with the help of Maui Culinary Academy students, this five-course wine-paired journey will feature the island’s freshest ingredients presented with diverse cultural influences.

$199 inclusive


4100 Wailea Alanui Drive
Wailea, Maui – Hawai‘i 96753


5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


(808) 875-4100



Chef Taylor Ponte, Kamado 

Chef Aris Aurelio, Executive Chef, Kō

Chef Amber Ching, Pastry Chef de Partie, Kō

  • First Course

    Wine Pairing: Louis Pommery Brut Rose, California NV
    • Island Mushroom Goat Cheese Lumpia
      Hamakua Mushroom, Shiitake Mushroom, Charred Cucumber, Calamansi & Ginger Dressing, Hearts of Palm, Daikon Golden Beets, Basil, Cilantro, Garlic Chili Vinegar
  • Second Course

    Wine Pairing: Delaille Domaine du Salvard Unique Sauvignon Blanc 2021
    • Citrus Cured Kona Kampachi Crudo
      Cucumber Dashi, Yuzu, Chili Pepper, Rice Cracker, Nasturtium
  • Third Course

    Wine Pairing: Delas Cotes du Rhone St. Esprit Rouge 2019
    • Beef Short Ribs & Tofu Adobo
      Pinot Noir Adobo Demi Sauce, Yukon Mashed Potato Croquette, Pickled Chayote, Sweet Onion, Fresno Chili
  • Fourth Course

    Wine Pairing: Fil Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
    • 48 Hour Braised Lopes Farms Pork Belly
      Taro Leaf Cappalchi, Red Cabbage Puree, Paniolo Mustard Jus
  • Fifth Course

    Wine Pairing: Chateau Roumieu Lacoste Sauternes 2019
    • "Lola Letty"
      Duo of Filipino Inspired Desserts, as taught by Chef Amber's Lola
    • Buko Turon
      Biko Lumpia, Banana Que, Mango Tapioca, Caramel
    • Filipino Ice Cream Sandwiches
      Pandan Brioche, Ube Gelato, Pinipig, Calamansi Yema