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What’s more fun that challenging two great chefs at Four Seasons Hualalai? How about creating a savory and sweet pairing for a the only certified organic tequila on the market? That would be 1 2 3 Organic Tequila (Uno Dos Tres).

Spotlighting local ingredients turned out to be a fun challenge for Four Season’s Chef Angela Kenyon. You will recall that the hotel’s Executive Sous Chef Nick and Chef Angela decided that the 1 2 3 Organic Tequila (Uno Dos Tres) deserved both a sweet and savory pairing!

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Chef Angela’s first savory pairing featured  chilled avocado soup with a shot of 1 Blanco (Uno) tequila. The soup was made with just picked avocado, lemon juice, lime juice, celery, cucumber, shallot, olive oil and cilantro. The beautiful garnish was a spicy shrimp relish that consisted of  marinated and grilled shrimp, cucumber, cilantro, red onion, avocado, yellow tomato, celery and  jalapeño pepper. Delicious. Either the soup or the topping alone could have been a meal for me.

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The pairing with 2 Reposado (Dos) tequila was a carpaccio style scallop appetizer made with fresh scallops, dragon fruit, star fruit, red bell pepper, fresh lime juice, fresh lemon juice, jalapeño, EVOO, black lava salt and micro greens served on a brick of Himalayan rock salt. The presentation elicited many oohs and aahs from guests.

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The pairing with 3 Anejo (Tres) tequila was spicy Macadamian nut crusted Ahi Poppers made from fresh ground ahi, sesame oil, soy sauce, sambal seasoning, green onion and sesame seeds. The breading combined tempura batter and panko mixed with ground Mac-nuts and parsley. The dipping sauce was made with soy lime cream and sour cream, soy sauce, lime juice and a touch of salt.

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Thank you, Chef Angela for some scrumptious food and great tequila.

Food and Beverage Director, Sebastian Hinsch, oversaw the tasting and gets honors as a photo stylist as well! Thanks for a great afternoon.


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