I went with a group of six to enjoy the local fare with international flair menu that is offered at the Banyon Tree, an award-winning restaurant located on the beautiful Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua grounds. Robert was our server and he was fantastic. The Ritz-Carlton Champagne was a group favorite on this evening. We also enjoyed a bottle of Lassegue Bordeaux, as well, and I name-dropped about my dinner with the winemaker's charming wife, Monique and their array of wines. An enjoyable evening with friends overlooking the ocean. Highly Recommended!
Dinner Views at Osteria Alla Baracca. I was very excited to visit the Asolo DOCG Prosecco region at the end of May on a press trip as it is an Italian area that I have not previously traveled through. Asolo is located in the Province of Treviso at the foot of Monte Grappa in the high hills to the west of the Piave River with views of the Dolomites. The grapes are grown in 17 communes surrounding the town of Asolo. The days were very warm while I was there but I needed a sweater or light jacket on most evenings due to the diurnal swing that makes it a great area for grape growing. Wines from the Master Class Tasting. Asolo was elevated to the DOCG level in 2009. The majority of the Prosecco that I have found in Houston is Prosecco DOC which is mostly from very large producers. Asolo was separated from this category and the region was given this higher status because there are terroir elements that make it distinctive in the world of Prosecco. The Sant'Anna Vineyard. Many of the vin