Kōloa Rum to Host “Eat Your Drink Maui” Event in Partnership with The Mill House Restaurant & Bar

Featuring culinary cocktails by renowned bartender and author Matthew Biancaniello

Kalāheo, Kaua`i, Hawai`i (February 19, 2019) – Hawai`i’s award-winning Kōloa Rum Company is pleased to announce “Eat Your Drink Maui,” a culinary cocktail event in partnership with The Mill House Restaurant & Bar. The event on Saturday, March 2, will feature Kōloa Rum cocktails with ingredients foraged from Maui’s finest farms, crafted by renowned bartender Matthew Biancaniello, author of “Eat Your Drink Culinary Cocktails.

Recognized as one of the most unique talents in mixology, Biancaniello creates culinary “farm-to-glass” cocktails inspired by seasonal, organic ingredients. A perfect pairing with The Mill House’s farm-driven dining concept, coupled with Kōloa Rum’s commitment to sustainable agricultural practices, the “Eat Your Drink” event will be a celebration of local flavor.

“We are so excited to be partnering with Matthew Biancaniello for this unique event,” said Bob Gunter, president & CEO of Kōloa Rum. “Sustainability, support for our local agricultural industry, and unrivaled flavor make up the heart of the Kōloa Rum brand, and we’re thrilled to work with Matthew and the like-minded team at The Mill House to present ‘Eat Your Drink Maui.’”

At the event, guests will enjoy breathtaking views of the Waikapū Valley and the Royal Palm Lawn from The Sugar Room at The Mill House Restaurant & Bar, located in the heart of Maui Tropical Plantation. Attendees can expect to be delighted by Biancaniello’s handcrafted cocktails, made with ingredients foraged from Maui Tropical Plantation, Oko`a Farms and the Upcountry Farmers Market. Guests will sit at communal and private tables in front of “Matthew’s Bar” for the night and enjoy pupu that pair with the drinks available for purchase.

“Eat Your Drink” will take place at The Mill House Restaurant & Bar’s private event space, The Sugar Room, on Saturday, March 2. Seating begins at 5:30pm, with the last seating at 7pm. Reservations are limited. “Eat Your Drink” is restricted to guests 21 and older. Event tickets are available for $35 plus tax; which includes pupu from Executive Chef Taylor Ponte, gratuity for food and a seat at the event. Special retail items including Biancaniello’s “Eat Your Drink Culinary Cocktails” book will be on sale at the event. Tickets can be purchased here

About Kōloa Rum Company

Established in 2009, Kōloa Rum Company produces artisanal, single-batch Hawai`ian rum and ready-to-drink cocktails at its distillery in Kalāheo, Kaua`i and operates the island’s first distilled spirits Tasting Room and Company Store. The company’s award-winning portfolio includes its premium Kaua`i White, Gold, Dark, Aged, Spice, Coconut and Coffee rums. Products are available for purchase online, at select retailers nationwide, as well as in Australia, Canada, France and Japan. For more information, visit www.koloarum.com.

About The Mill House

The Mill House Restaurant sits in the heart of the Maui Tropical Plantation, surrounded by farmland, and overlooking the breathtaking Waikapū Valley. The kitchen is led by Executive Chef Taylor Ponte with an inventive approach to the ingredients sourced from local farmers. The creativity doesn’t stop at the kitchen. The Mill House Bar offers unique cocktails made using local ingredients. The Mill House makes it a priority to have close, working relationships with farmers around the island of Maui. Visit www.millhousemaui.com to learn more about The Mill House and these exciting events. Follow us on Facebook to always be in the know! For more information or press inquiries please call 808.270.0333 or email answers@millhousemaui.com.