Kai Restaruant Features One-of-a-Kind Culinary Experience
Kai Restaurant, the Forbes Five-Star Award and AAA Five Diamond Award Signature Restaurant located at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, is offering a one-of-a-kind cultural culinary experience. Kai features a menu that is rich in creativity, history, and Native American culture that incorporates the essence of the Pima and Maricopa tribes and locally farmed ingredients from the Gila River Indian Community to create unforgettable masterpieces. From April through July, Kai will be hosting a wine dinner series in partnership with several acclaimed vineyards on the second Tuesday of every month.
Join them for food and drink that celebrates the grand vistas and great diversity that create our nation’s Pacific Coastline. Kai will be pairing its award-winning cuisine with wines from vineyards along the West Coast. You can enjoy delectable six-course dinner events that will pair the month’s winery with cuisine influenced by its flavors.
The first event on Tuesday, April 10 will be held in partnership with DeLille Cellars of Woodinville, Washington. Founded in 1992, DeLille Cellars is a family and independently-owned winery with a well-earned reputation for its Bordeaux-style blended red and white wines, and Rhône and Provence-style blended red and white wines. DeLille Cellars aims to present the very best handcrafted, old-world style red and white wines made in Eastern Washington State made only with the highest handcrafted standards. Their grapes come from the oldest and the best vineyards and are handpicked and double-hand sorted at crush to ensure that only the finest berry clusters enter fermentation. Their wines are aged in 100% new French Oak barrels each year. They clearly have an uncompromising philosophy about the quality of wine in each bottle.
The second wine dinner on Tuesday, May 8 will be held in partnership with the iconic Elk Cove of Willamette Valley, Oregon. Founded in 1974, Elk Cove Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery that covers over 220 acres on four separate sites in Northern Willamette Valley, Oregon. With a focus to produce handcrafted, estate-grown wines that rival the best in the world, Elk Cove uses sustainable agricultural practices on all its vineyards. The steep south facing slopes of Willakenzie and Laurelwood soil types with excellent draining provide the perfect environment to grow the world class wine grapes that are the basis for creating Elk Cove wines.
The third wine dinner on Tuesday, June 12 will be held in partnership with Halter Ranch in Paso Robles, California. Located on the west side of Paso Robles, this property dates to the 1880’s when it was part of a 3,000-acre ranch owned by Paso Robles pioneer, Edwin Smith. The vineyard is planted with many different grape varieties—Bordeaux and Rhone-style, plus Zinfandel, Tannat and Tempranillo. The vines are planted on steep, south-facing slopes reaching 1,800 feet in elevation and boasting soils rich in limestone, a feature of many of the world’s finest vineyards. High-density plantings, multiple cones and rootstocks, and low yields enable them to produce fruit of superb quality.
The final wine dinner of this series will be held on Tuesday, July 10. Fittingly, it will be held in partnership with one of Arizona’s very own—the celebrated Pillsbury Wine Company of Cottonwood, AZ. Pillsbury Wine is a dream-come-true project for New Zealand Film Director and Winemaker, Sam Pillsbury. Sam flew into Arizona to shoot a pilot film and fell in love with an Arizona girl as well as the Arizona landscape. Growing up in New Zealand, Sam witnessed the phenomenon of growing classical wine grapes in unusual places. The location he picked was a high-altitude desert valley in Cochise County, which is 200 miles southeast of Phoenix. This all came from a desire to create a distinctive regional boutique wine that was 100% Arizona and 100% original. In 2000 he planted 20 acres of Rhone varieties and set to work. The Vineyard lies at 4,300 feet above sea level with soil that is an almost perfectly PH- balanced, well-drained sandy loam.
Save the date(s)! Reservations for these special evenings will be limited and required. To secure your reservations please contact, Rosina Dee at 602-385-5726 or Rosina.Dee@sheraton.com.