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New Sake and Poke Chef Demo Added to Aulani Resort Food and Beverage Experiences for Disney Vacation Club Members

Nikki Moreno

by , Public Affairs Director, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

The sights, sounds and tastes of Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa are a feast for the senses. The palate-pleasing culinary offerings throughout the resort are renowned, so you may not be surprised to know that we have some special food and beverage experiences at Aulani Resort for you as a Disney Vacation Club Member.

In the past, Disney Vacation Club Members sipped mimosas with macarons and reveled in the skill of mixology. We are happy to share that these culinary experiences are back again. Moreover, a new food and beverage demonstration – just for our Disney Vacation Club Members – has been introduced that will immerse Members in the flavors and fun of Aulani Resort.

Welcome to the table where you’ll learn all about sake and poke.

What is in sake? Did you know there are nine varieties of rice that go into making four different types of sake?  And poke? During the demonstration, discover the history and origin of this trending food and the meaning behind the Hawaiian word “poke” – to slice or cut crosswise –as you savor Hawaiian style poke bowls. Get ready for a delightful journey into the world of food pairings as you explore how these bold flavors come together.

Each tasting session includes a small plate food pairing that complements the cocktails being served. The first two pairings will come with a different type of poke. The last pairing will have a build your own poke bowl. The Sake and Poke demonstration is for attendees 18 and older only.

Let me share with you a taste of some of the other culinary offerings available to Disney Vacation Club Members.

The Aulani Resort Chef Demonstration – Mimosas and Macarons is a sweet pastry experience where you’ll discover our tropical take on making macarons, then sample the delicate confections while sipping on Hawaiian-inspired mimosas.

This delicious demonstration is led by Aulani Resort’s acclaimed pastry chef Carolyn Portuondo. During this dessert adventure, you can discover the joy and technique of baking tropical-flavored macarons, explore the history of the macaron and its many variations, and learn a whole new method of making macarons.

The best part – you’ll taste the house-made macarons paired with a flight of two Hawaiian-inspired mimosas. To take a morsel of this yummy memory home, you’ll receive an Aulani Resort / Disney Vacation Club apron and a recipe card so you can make the delightful confections for your family and friends.

At the Aulani Resort Mixology Workshop, Disney Vacation Club Members can shake things up and learn the latest trends and recipes for crafting cool cocktails.

Led by Aulani Resort bartenders, this workshop demonstrates the foundation of crafting and arranging components when creating cocktails to enjoy at home or when hosting a party. Your Aulani Resort mixologist will provide an overview on the bar tools of the trade and explain the secrets of using the proper glassware, depending on the type and style of cocktail you’re serving.

After this sensational session, you’ll return home, confident in your new mixology skills with a set of Aulani Resort signature cocktail recipes to add to your libation library.

Are your taste buds tempted? Reservations are required for these Disney Vacation Club Membership Extras offerings. For information on fees, schedules, and to book your experience, eligible Members can contact the concierge at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa.

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